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Working at Solent Mind will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits, training opportunities and above all: a place where you can use your lived experiences to really make a difference. 

Please note that we cannot accept CVs for any of our vacancies nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies and instead ask you to complete and return the application form linked below.  Your application form needs to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Casual Associate Veteran Peer Trainer (SRC)

Salary: £9.04 Per Hour
Hours: Casual As Required (Monday to Saturday)
Closing date: Ongoing

(Ref CAVPTOct20)

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

We are looking for a Casual Associate Veteran Peer Trainer to be part of the Solent Mind Portsmouth Support & Recovery Service by facilitating online and face-to-face sessions and programmes at the Solent Recovery College (SRC).

The Casual Associate Veteran Peer Trainers will facilitate training sessions for other veterans with mental health problems, as well as their family, carers and friends, together with workers from Solent NHS Adult Mental Health (AMH) and staff from the University of Portsmouth.

For more information on this role please email:

Emma Dunbar (Service Manager - SRC) edunbar@solentmind.org.uk


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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Outreach Co-Ordinator (italk)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (to include some evening and weekend working)
Closing date: Tue 24 Nov 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref OCNov20)

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with a relevant qualification or Outreach/Public Sector experience and a desire to work in one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country.

Our service provides Step 2 and Step 3 psychological services to most of Hampshire in a variety of flexible methods. You will work across Hampshire to engage with underrepresented groups to understand and remove barriers to accessing italk services. We need people with energy and enthusiasm, who are flexible in their approach and can work well as part of a small, busy team in a high-volume service and demanding environment. You will be responsible for identifying and researching target populations and their needs, and creating projects to improve access to the service whilst working with local connections and partner support organisations across Hampshire and within Solent Mind and italk.

At italk we take pride in our mission to offer psychological services in partnership with the NHS and do our best to look after our staff wellbeing at all times. Each staff member is encouraged to attend a fortnightly wellbeing group with their colleagues to do activities together and encourage connectedness. All staff have access to the Solent Mind online wellbeing platform and free 24/7 support via our Employee Assistance Programme as well as regular supervision with their line managers. We believe that we need to look after ourselves in order to best support our patients and welcome new team members with the same philosophy.

The interviews will take place in the week commencing 14 December 2020. They will be take place via video link; however, face to face requests can be accommodated if necessary. Please contact Jenna Excell to discuss. Successful candidates will start in or around January 2021.

For more information on this role please email either:

Sara Langston (Patient Engagement and Marketing Manager) sara.langston@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Jenna Excell (Demand and Capacity Manager) jexcell@solentmind.org.uk

For more information on the italk service visit www.italk.org.uk

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How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (italk)

Salary: £19,201 - £20,680 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Thu 26 Nov 2020 (By Midnight)

(Ref APWPNov20)

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for motivated and resilient individuals to join our Step 2 team at italk. In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team. Primarily the post holders will deliver treatments to patients through webinars, groups and cCBT, so excellent presentation skills, IT skills and a good level of written and spoken English are essential. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the IAPT model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

This role presents an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates/ mental health workers or those who are wishing to build on existing experience in the mental health field to work in an IAPT service.

At present due to the COVID pandemic the majority of our team are working from home, however, we do also have staff working from our office bases. You will be based in one of 3 hubs across Hampshire: West (Eastleigh); East (Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

It is an expectation that Practitioners will facilitate weekly group treatments via webinars or face to face groups and work a minimum of 1-2 evenings per week.

You will need to be highly motivated and resilient to cope with the demands of working in this large, high volume service. Successful candidates will also need to have strong communication skills, professional telephone manner and excellent organisational skills.

If you are interested in being part of a constantly developing service and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience then this could be the opportunity for you! In return, we offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays, plus a contributory pension scheme. Appropriate training/supervision will be provided to meet the clinical needs of this role.

At italk we take pride our practitioners and do our best to look after their wellbeing at all times. Each staff member is encouraged to complete a wellness action plan as they join the team, and is invited to attend a fortnightly wellbeing group with their colleagues to do activities together and encourage connectedness. All staff have access to the Solent Mind online wellbeing platform and free 24/7 support via our Employee Assistance Programme as well as regular supervision with a senior practitioner. We believe that we need to look after ourselves in order to best support our patients and welcome new team members with the same philosophy.

For more details on this role, email either:-

Sarah Richardson (Clinical Manager) at srichardson@solentmind.org.uk.

Heather Simons (Clinical Manager) at hsimons@solentmind.org.uk.

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

PLEASE NOTE - Applications for this role can only be made via the NHS Jobs website. You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website. Under 'How to apply' below, when you click on 'To apply for this role please click here', you will automatically be taken through to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

Applications are limited to 60. Once this limit is reached applications will automatically be closed.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click here

If you have any difficulties applying for this role, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Wellbeing Co-Ordinator (New Forest)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (to include some weekends/evenings/public holidays as required)
Closing date: Mon 30 Nov 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref WCNFNov20)

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

We are the provider for wellbeing services in the New Forest. Our Wellbeing Centres provide a range of activities and support to service users, both in the centres and in the community; in 1 to 1 and group based activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in our Wellbeing Centres based in Hythe and New Milton.

As part of a team you will:

  • Work with an identified caseload enabling service users to achieve goals identified through the Recovery Star process.
  • Ensure service users’ progress is regularly reviewed and outcomes are recorded.
  • Supervise other Wellbeing staff and support the Manager with the day to day delivery of the service.
  • Create and deliver psycho-educational groups

For more information on this role please email:

Dianne Hannam (Wellbeing Manager) dhannam@solentmind.org.uk

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Team Leader

Salary: £25,200 to £27,138 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 30 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Fri 04 Dec 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref IPSTLNov20)

CONTRACT: Fixed Term for one year from commencement of role

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

As the IPS Team Leader you will work within the fidelity model of the IPS model. The IPS Team Leader will work with all those clients that are engaging with secondary mental health services, as well as identify employers that can support the Service User engaging with the IPS employment service. Competitive employment is the primary goal. The IPS Team Leader will work closely with the EIP (Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams), ensuring that all those Service Users under the EIP Team wishing to seek employment are receiving a service.

As this role will include supervising staff across three Hampshire sites, having access to personal transport is a must for this role.

For more information on this role please email:

Dan Warren-Holland (Head Of Services - PSR) dwarrenholland@solentmind.org.uk

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Specialist (North)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 28 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Fri 04 Dec 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref IPSSNNov20)

CONTRACT: Fixed Term for one year from commencement of role

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

This is an exciting new project to be a part of where the IPS Specialist (North) will join an IPS Team working under the direction of the IPS Team Leader to deliver IPS as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

You will be required to manage a caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems and who are looking for paid employment. The IPS Specialist (North) is expected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach - for which training will be given.

Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

For more information on this role please email:

Dan Warren-Holland (Head Of Services - PSR) dwarrenholland@solentmind.org.uk

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Specialist (East)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 28 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Fri 04 Dec 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref IPSSENov20)

CONTRACT: Fixed Term for one year from commencement of role

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

This is an exciting new project to be a part of where the IPS Specialist (East) will join an IPS Team working under the direction of the IPS Team Leader to deliver IPS as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

You will be required to manage a caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems and who are looking for paid employment. The IPS Specialist (East) is expected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach - for which training will be given.

Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

For more information on this role please email:

Dan Warren-Holland (Head Of Services - PSR) dwarrenholland@solentmind.org.uk

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Specialist (West)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Fri 04 Dec 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref IPSSWNov20)

CONTRACT: Fixed Term for one year from commencement of role

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

This is an exciting new project to be a part of where the IPS Specialist (West) will join an IPS Team working under the direction of the IPS Team Leader to deliver IPS as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

You will be required to manage a caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems and who are looking for paid employment. The IPS Specialist (West) is expected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach - for which training will be given.

Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

For more information on this role please email:

Dan Warren-Holland (Head Of Services - PSR) dwarrenholland@solentmind.org.uk

Read Full Job Description

A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Benefits of working at Solent Mind

Whichever role interests you, you can expect a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits and training opportunities.

Some of the benefits you can expect being a Solent Mind employee:

Holiday entitlement

25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year for staff on permanent full time or part time contracts – pro-rata for part time

pension plan

Subject to you making contributions at 5% of salary, Solent Mind will make contributions at 3% of salary.

Sick pay entitlement

For staff on a permanent contract after 3 months service you can receive 1 month full pay and 1 month half pay, increasing to 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after 12 months continuous service, and then rising after 24 months continuous service to a maximum entitlement of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay.

Sick pay is pro-rata for part time staff, just like holiday entitlement.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing free access to counselling services.

Learning and Development

We have a learning and development budget set aside to cover training and development for staff which is a requirement for their job or has been identified during appraisal or supervision as a development related need.

Interest-free season ticket and cycle to work scheme

Solent Mind offers an interest-free season ticket loan for travel to work and access to a Cycle to Work Scheme to all members of staff once they have completed three months service.

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