Work for us
We are committed to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the people and communities who need our services. We are always looking to welcome people who are passionate, have compassion, respect and want to provide high quality care to support our patients to live their full potential. View our opportunities across the Trust below.
Why choose CWPT
We put our patients and the people we care for at the heart of everything we do. If you want to work for a Trust who is committed to patient care, is always looking to empower people to reach their full potential and help them to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing, team CWPT is the Trust for you.
We know the only way we achieve this is with our staff, they are our biggest asset. We always encourage and support staff to reach their full potential in their career through training and personal development. We work to ensure our staff feel valued, respected, safe and healthy. We offer flexible working arrangements, full and part time roles in a number of speciality, clinical and corporate roles.
Anyone can apply for a job at CWPT. No matter age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. All are welcome to apply.
In our last Care Quality Commission (CQC) report we have been rated Good, and we are the lead learning disability, autism and mental health provider in Coventry and Warwickshire.
We are proud that NHS England have named us a Global Digital Exemplar– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.
Our Trust offers a wide range of apprenticeships in both Clinical and Non-Clinical roles.
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn as you earn. Each apprenticeship offered by the Trust enables you to work towards a nationally recognised qualification and gain hands-on work experience within an NHS team. All of our apprenticeships are advertised on the NHS jobs website. If you have any questions, email us.
Why you should choose our Trust
We work under the national Talent for Care strategy and Principles ‘Get in, Get on, Go Further’. We want all of our apprentices to be successful within their roles, and offer a wide range of support to make this possible.
Our apprentices receive the same range of benefits as our other employees within the organisation. This includes:
- Full annual leave entitlement
- Regular training and development
- Access to NHS discounts
The entry requirements
An apprenticeship is open to anyone over 16 who doesn’t hold a degree. There are no qualifications necessary, but we will make sure that you can cope with the work involved.
Many of our apprentices stay within our Trust, and we work alongside you at the end of your apprenticeship to support you into a role that suits you, either within the team that you’re in or somewhere else within the Trust.
The Care Certificate
Every new Healthcare Assistant or Clinical Apprentice must complete the Care Certificate.
“The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.” – Skills for Health
The Care Certificate must be completed within 12 weeks following your induction into the
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Support is offered by the Talent for Care team to make sure that you have everything you need to complete the certificate.
In the future we hope to put on regular Care Certificate training for mentors and for candidates.
For more details on the units within the Care Certificate, visit: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/standards/item/216-the-care-certificate.
Community Mental Health Transformation
In Coventry and Warwickshire, we are always seeking to be the best. Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centred way, which treats both physical and mental health.
This means we have a number of exciting new jobs and vacancies. Come and join our expanding team at this time of growth and investment in our staff and our services. You’ll have an opportunity to contribute to the transformation as you and your career develop with us.
Importantly, we are pioneering co-design and co-production of our services with those who have lived experience of mental health care (Experts by Experience). The service will be fully integrated with local services, including Primary Care Networks, employment and housing services, VCSE local organisations and Social Support services. We have a range of full and part time, permanent and fixed term, clinical and non-clinical vacancies.
What roles are available? Why not take a look at available roles here
New roles are added to the Community Mental Health Transformation services every day. Email us to today to: Express an interest and receive updates on future roles
Also, keep looking as opportunities are added to NHS Jobs: Clinical and Nursing roles.
As an employer, we offer many positive benefits to our employees including flexible and home working opportunities with a strong emphasis on your work, life balance, plus the abillity for some posts to be delivered by people not based in the local area.
We invest in our staff, providing excellent learning and development opportunities, including specialist training to deliver interventions and therapies for our clinical staff.
All this is backed up with generous levels of annual leave (starting at 27 days/annum for full time staff and increasing the longer you stay with us), maternity, paternity and adoption leave, plus extensive wellbeing support for you with our in-house counselling service.
For successful candidates who require it, we can also provide a relocation package.
Why not watch our videos at: www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/work-for-us-cmh
Learning Disability and Autism
Medical and Dental
Are you looking forward to your first Consultant post, or maybe thinking about a change?
We are embedding our QI (quality improvement) approach to transforming services and need strong clinical leadership if this is going to make a difference to improving care for our patients.
We have strong links with Warwick University and its Medical School and growing research partnerships with Warwick and Coventry Universities. We are a teaching Trust with Medical students from both Warwick University and Buckingham Medical School; and postgraduate trainees in all our specialities.
There is a lot going on, and we are seeking committed and energetic doctors to join us in our journey.
Acute Mental Health
Community Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Check out the latest roles available via the buttons located further down the page.
NHS Professionals (bank staff)
Looking to earn some extra money? Want to work flexible hours?
NHS Professionals manages the temporary staffing Bank at your Trust. With over 80,000 members, we run the largest NHS Bank in England.
At your Trust, we recruit All Staff Groups who work flexibly through the Bank and provide essential shift cover to help deliver safe, efficient and effective health services.
By registering with NHS Professionals, you can enjoy the following perks and more:
- Competitive weekly pay
- First choice of available shifts
- 6% paid into your pension fund
- Get paid to take holiday
Whatever your availability, we value your skills and experience and can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to work with us in a way that suits your lifestyle.
80,000 people already belong to the Bank, what about you?
Join them today, join the bank.
Rise, Children's Mental Health
Grow your career with Coventry and Warwickshire Rise, the Children and Young People's Mental Health Service
Investment and promotion in Rise has created some exciting opportunities for people who are committed to working in mental health with children and young people.
We have a number of vacancies across Rise so why not take a look below or contact us to find out more about the Rise Service and explore how you would like your future to look within it.
Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. It aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice. Rise is made up of a number of different services, each led by mental health specialists, who work with other local services such as schools to support you. Find out more at: www.cwrise.com/our-services
No matter why or how young people access Rise, we want them to receive the right support at the right time. The Rise Navigation Hub, helps them to navigate the numerous services, so no matter where they access the service, 'no door is the wrong door'.
Working for Rise
We are able to offer flexibility in terms of working patterns, hours and location across Coventry and Warwickshire. There is also opportunity to work in more than one service according to areas of interest and expertise.
The postholders will work within our evidence-based pathways to deliver clinically effective, young person focused services. Successful applicants will receive excellent support and opportunities for continuing professional development, training and therapeutic model accreditation, in line with service objectives. Clinical supervision is available on an individual basis as well as some group-based model supervision for those delivering specific interventions within the service (eg EMDR, CBT, DDP).
The postholders will be enthusiastic, motivated individuals with excellent clinical skills who are ready to meet the challenges of delivering the best possible services across Rise. You will be team players and excited to be part of ‘the Rise family’.
To successful candidates we can also offer:
- Regular management supervision and appraisal
- Flexible working patterns and hours, which will include some virtual working
- Opportunities for creative specialised or shared roles
- Participation in reflective practice and complex case discussion groups
- Friendly experienced MDT settings
- Opportunities to contribute to service transformation and innovation eg home treatment team for eating disorders and specialist tailored mental health provision, such as for ARFID and Gender Identity
- Development of leadership skills through in-service experience and training
- A chance to be part of a service with a “Good” CQC rating
- Where role appropriate, involvement in the development of the local DClinPsy training programme as well as opportunity to teach on the course
For more information about Rise and its services, please www.cwrise.com
We are also looking for motivated and committed psychologists for Band 8A posts, or to apply for them as Band 7 development posts with the opportunity to progress to a Band 8A, via a supported process of professional development. For more information please contact:
Dr Alex Cooper-Bastien, Professional Lead email@example.com
Dr Nisheela Baxter, Principal Clinical Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr Caoime Mcilhone, Principal Clinical Psychologist email@example.com
Urgent Community Response
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop and grow, whilst really making a difference to people’s lives? Are looking for a career defining role, where you can make a real impact? Are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital?
If you’ve answered YES then a career with CWPT’s Urgent Community Response team may be just what you’re looking for…We get out of bed every morning to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities, and we want you to be part of our team!
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) is based at the heart of a bustling cosmopolitan, culturally diverse city in the centre of England, easily accessible to all major cities. Its brand-new Urgent Community Response service aims to provide treatment and urgent care to patients closer to home and ultimately prevent hospital admissions.
In anticipation of the service going live we are recruiting a huge variety of exciting and dynamic roles, designed to enable patients to stay at home and avoid admission. This service will make a genuine difference to people’s lives and this is your chance to get involved from its inception and shape the future of urgent care in the community.
We know that roles such are these are pivotal to ensuring patients are treated and manged effectively in the community. As a Trust we are passionate about staff development and career progression. Not only that but we offer a whole host of benefits above and beyond!
For successful candidates who requires it, CWPT can also provide a relocation package.
We love what we do, and we believe you will too!
New roles are added to the Urgent Community Response team every day.
See our current vacancies here or send your CV to receive updates on future roles.
If you are a Year 12 student or older and are thinking of a career in mental health, then we can offer you work experience. Work experience aims to provide you with experience of how the NHS Trust functions from both a support and clinical point of view. Work experience is for two days (usually consecutive days and in the same setting) and is unpaid. The placements range from clinical settings on a mental health ward to offices and reception areas. We can offer two days in a clinical setting in Nuneaton for those between 17 and 18 and if you are aged 18+ we can offer two days in Coventry at the Caludon Centre or Warwick at St Michael’s Hospital. Admin placements for Year 12 students are from two days to a week and could be anywhere in the Trust within Warwickshire providing there is availability. We will try our best to match your requirements to the placements which we offer but this will not be guaranteed. Please note that some departments do have age restrictions.
For more information, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Degree Nursing Work Experience
We are pleased to announce a joint pilot scheme between Coventry University and our Trust, offering great opportunities to gain caring experience prior to joining a nursing degree course.
Nursing is a rewarding and demanding profession which requires a broad set of skills, knowledge and attitudes and we are looking for candidates with potential to develop these. Coventry University wish to select people who have insight into caring professional roles, which is why we look for experience.
This scheme provides the opportunity for people who are considering a degree in Nursing, leading to professional registration, to gain valuable experience for around six months before joining a course in either; Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing.
This is through paid employment as a Health Care Assistant based in the Coventry region.
What the scheme is like
Candidates who have joined the scheme to date are enjoying the variety and support from both our Trust and the University. Sophie Volbracht, one of our current students, said:
“I would certainly recommend applying for the pre-degree university scheme as it provides you with the experience required to confirm whether nursing is the vocation for you. Being placed in the community has allowed me to meet and care for various individuals, all of whom I have thoroughly enjoyed providing care for and found very rewarding. You are able to work closely with experienced and qualified members of staff, who assist you with their knowledge and support if ever required. There are also various opportunities to attend training courses and aid other services within the Trust to acquire a wealth of knowledge, preparing you for your nursing degree. It has allowed me to gain and develop confidence in the basic but essential skills required for nursing and I have found the experience invaluable”.
What the degree course is like
You can find out more about these fields of nursing by looking at the specific course pages for BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing or BSc(Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing, or attending Coventry University Open Days.
When the courses start
- Adult Nursing: February and September. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Carol Finn, Practice Development Lead, or Sue Cresswell, Admissions Tutor.
- Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing: September only. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact the Faculty Admissions Office, 024 7765 5957.