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HAVE A LOOK AT THE LIST OF OUR CURRENT VACANCIES BELOW.

We're always updating our vacancies, so if you don't see your dream role yet, please check back. 

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 each advert.  

Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (italk)

Salary: £25,750 (Pro Rata) Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (Part Time Also Available Minimum 26 Hours/3.5 days Per Week)
Closing date: Sun 31 Oct 2021 (By Midnight)............Interview date: Applicants shortlisted weekly and interviews arranged if suitable

(Ref QPWPJun21)

italk is a partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and is one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country providing Step 2 and Step 3 therapies respectively across Hampshire.

Applications from candidates who do not hold a Postgraduate or Degree Certificate in Psychological Therapies cannot be considered.

We are looking for Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner(s) to join our expanding team.

Our hard working and close-knit team is easy going, welcoming and fun with regular wellbeing groups and socialising. If you are interested in being part of an open, forward thinking and high achieving service and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience then this could be the opportunity for you!

This role involves delivering assessments as well as evidenced-based low intensity CBT interventions for those with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety disorders. The range of treatments you may provide would include one-to-one guided self-help via telephone, video and face-to-face in addition to cCBT programmes, webinars, workshops and psycho-educational groups.

We are proud to support our team in building their clinical skills and developing their own areas of interest and expertise. We offer regular additional training, monthly ‘Special Interest Groups’ and regularly offer opportunities to be involved in exciting projects.

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 strong communication skills, professional telephone manner and excellent IT and organisational skills.

In return, we can offer you:

  • - A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
  • - Support with developing in your role and career
  • - 25 days holiday which increases per completed year of service to 30 days (pro-rata for part-time)
  • - Contributory pension scheme
  • - Staff wellbeing groups
  • - Employee Assistance Programme, offering 24/7 support
  • - Time To Change Employee Champions
  • - Cycle To Work scheme discount

For more details on this role, email either:-

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

Zoe Collier (HUB Lead PWP) at zcollier@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 NHS Jobs.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below which will automatically take you to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

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Crisis Peer Team Leader (The Harbour - PSR)

Salary: £25,452 to £27,409 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Hours: 24.5 Hours Per Week (across 7 days on a rota basis to include evenings/weekends/bank holidays)
Closing date: Mon 08 Nov 2021 (By Midnight)............Interview date: TBC

(Ref CPTLHSep21)

"After a successful launch of the new Harbour service, we have now been running for a few weeks with great success. We have created a mutual bond with the NHS crisis team at St Mary's Hospital and continue to work together to support those in need out of hours. We engage amazingly as a team to teach and guide one another in order to provide the best possible service. Using our own lived experience we create trust and empathy with our service users forming rich relationships that facilitate crisis recovery. We look forward to seeing how the service will develop and evolve over the coming months". - Harbour staff member

The Harbour Crisis Peer Team, based in Portsmouth deliver peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crisis (covering Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire areas).

The Team provides opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. (This is a remote service and service users can access the service via text, telephone, web chat, video call).

Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.

As Crisis Peer Team Leader, you will lead a team of practitioners in achieving these goals through line management, coaching, supervision and mentoring.

For more information on this role please email:

Steve Johns (Service Manager – PSR) sjohns@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 NHS Jobs.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below which will automatically take you to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

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Intensive Engagement Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £19,880 to £21,409 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week (to include Thursdays) (job secondment also considered)
Closing date: Fri 29 Oct 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview date: TBC

(Ref IESWMSep21)

Portsmouth Integrated Commissioning Unit commissions Solent Mind (Lead Provider) together with Rowans Hospice to deliver a service to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers in Portsmouth. The service supports people from diagnosis to end of life. We are currently recruiting for:

The Intensive Engagement Support Worker will work with key stakeholders, including statutory and voluntary and community sector organisations, in particular the Dementia Specialist Nurses from Rowans Hospice and Solent NHS Trust’s Older Person’s Mental Health team to enable people to maximise their potential and quality of life and live as independently as possible for as long as possible. As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the worker will also be supporting people to reconnect with the wider community.

The role will support the reduction of admissions and readmissions into acute care (i.e. hospital) from the community, preventing escalation of need or deterioration in health and reducing the level of reliance on, or size of packages of care.

For more information on this role please email:

Matthew Winnington (Service Manager - Remind) mwinnington@solentmind.org.uk

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TO APPLY please email the form below to recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Senior Wellbeing Advisor (UPTURN Schools)

Salary: £19,880 to £21,409 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 30 Hours Per Week (may include some evenings/weekends/bank holidays)
Closing date: Thursday 28 Oct 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview date: TBC

(Ref SWAUSOct21)

Upturn Young Persons (Fareham and Gosport) is looking to recruit a Senior Wellbeing Advisor to work within schools delivering a programme of resilience skills to junior/primary school children.

The Fareham and Gosport Wellbeing Service is looking to recruit a Senior Wellbeing Advisors into our Upturn Young person’s project.

We are based at The Gosport Business Centre, situated on the A32 between Fareham and Gosport

We have a large free car park and are on the main bus route.

As a Senior Advisor in this role you will receive training in the Decider skills which will then be delivered within local junior schools .You will receive decider training and be supported by the Upturn Co-ordinator in this role

Possible job share /secondment available for someone within Solent Mind seeking experience in working with young people.

For more information on this role please email:

Caroline Payne (Wellbeing Service Manager) CPayne@solentmind.org.uk

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TO APPLY please email the form below to recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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ICT Administration Officer

Salary: £23,057 to £24,830 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Mon 01 Nov 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview date: W/C 8 November 2021

(Ref ICTAONov21)

The Solent Mind IT Team looks after approximately 300 staff and volunteers on a Hybrid O365 / On Premise Solution, mainly using The Office 365 Suite of Software as well as Dynamics CRM and Great Plains, Citrix and The Azure suite of Security tools. We are looking for someone with experience in at least some of the above who is keen to learn and join a growing dynamic Team.

The ICT Administration Officer will enable the provision of high-quality mental health services by providing a timely, efficient and responsive, customer- and solutions-focused IT Support Service to staff, with support from the Head Of Information Systems and IT Support Manager and our Outsourced host providers. You will provide excellent IT technical support, help manage the starters/leaver process, procurement of IT and mobile devices and maintain IT Asset Registers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing dynamic industry leading team.

For more information on this role please email:

Peter Zillwood (IT Support Manager) pzillwood@solentmind.org.uk

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TO APPLY please email the form below to recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Social Prescriber (Eastleigh)

Salary: £23,057 - £24,830 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Monday 01 November 2021 (By Midnight)............Interview Date: W/C Monday 15 November 2021

(Ref SPNov21)

Solent Mind is working with the Eastleigh Primary Care Network to deliver the social prescribing service across the network of local GP Practices.

The Social Prescriber will work as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team, providing support to people to improve their health and wellbeing, helping them live more independently and ensuring they are able to access resources within their local communities. The approach will be person-centred, with a focus on strengthening both community and personal resilience.

There is a possibility that a higher salary can be offered within the range for the right candidate.

For more information on this role please email:

Elizabeth White Ripley (Programme Lead - Wellbeing And Recovery) ewhiteripley@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 NHS Jobs.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below which will automatically take you to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

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Crisis Peer Practitioner (The Harbour)

Salary: £19,880 to £21,409 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (includes evenings/weekends/bank holidays on a rota basis)
Closing date: Tue 02 Nov 2021 (By Midnight)............Interview Date: TBC

(Ref CPPHNov21)

"After a successful launch of the new Harbour service, we have now been running for a few weeks with great success. We have created a mutual bond with the NHS crisis team at St Mary's Hospital and continue to work together to support those in need out of hours. We engage amazingly as a team to teach and guide one another in order to provide the best possible service. Using our own lived experience we create trust and empathy with our service users forming rich relationships that facilitate crisis recovery. We look forward to seeing how the service will develop and evolve over the coming months". - Harbour staff member

The Harbour Crisis Peer Team, based in Portsmouth deliver peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crisis (Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire areas).

The Team will provide opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. (This is a remote service and service users can access the service via text, telephone, web chat, video call).

Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.

For more information on this role please email:

Charity Cooper (Crisis Peer Team Leader – The Harbour) ccooper@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 NHS Jobs.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below which will automatically take you to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

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Marketing and External Comms Manager

Salary: £28,095 to £30,259 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: 04 Nov 2021 (Before 9.00am)............Interview Date: TBC

(Ref MECMNov21)

This exciting new role will support our organisation in its new vision and strategy to spearhead marketing, external comms and campaigning. The role will lead on the strategy and development of the marketing and campaigning in line with our beyond 2020 vision.

Working within the Business Development Department you will work closely with the BD Team including fundraising, corporate partners as well as engaging with the Senior Management Team and the Heads Of Service, to articulate our campaigns and marketing based on the needs of the organisation set by our new vision.

The Marketing And External Comms Manager will work with the BD Team to lead in the delivery of high quality external communications and marketing to best promote Solent Mind’s aims and strategy and expand Solent Mind’s campaigning function to strengthen our position as a leader of change.

There is a possibility that a higher salary can be offered within the range for the right candidate.

For more information on this role please email:

Kevin Gardner (Chief Executive) kgardner@solentmind.org.uk

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TO APPLY please email the form below to recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Community Peer Recovery Practitioner(s)

Salary: £19,880 to £21,409 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (occasional evening/weekend/bank holiday required on a rota)
Closing date: Tue 09 Nov 2021 (By Midnight)

Reference: CPRPNov21

The Community Peer Recovery Team (CPRT), based at St Mary’s Health Campus in Portsmouth will deliver support work to our service users in partnership with their secondary care practitioners. The CPRT will work with service users, in the community and in their homes to deliver support for both mental wellbeing and social care needs.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the form of two Community Peer Recovery Practitioner posts. The post-holders will play an integral role in the recovery pathways of their service users, working with Solent NHS staff to support those who are accessing secondary care to take control of their own recovery.

Working on Support Plans with service users, you will support them to achieve their targets and goals on their road to recovery, providing practical and emotional support and, crucially, you will have your own lived experience of mental health issues and a recovery journey of your own to share.

For more information on this role please email:

Rob Eamey (Community Peer Recovery Team Leader) reamey@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 NHS Jobs.

You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below which will automatically take you to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

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