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Thinking of applying for a role at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust? See our vacancies and find out about all the benefits of working with us.

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Welcome from Paul Jenkins, our Chief Executive

Paul Jenkins, our Chief ExecutiveI am really pleased that you’ve taken the time to find out more about a career here at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. We have a distinctive approach to thinking about and understanding mental distress, mental health and emotional wellbeing, and welcome anyone who wants to build on these approaches. During our 100-year history we have pioneered infant observation and attachment theory, and continue a culture of innovation today across our work, including in the Gender Identity Development Service, perinatal mental health and video-feedback intervention. If you want to propose new ideas and develop innovative interventions, services and models of care which respond to contemporary challenges, then we'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in our organisation and I hope to meet you soon as a new starter!


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We are committed to developing a strong learning culture, in which you will be able to achieve your full potential, and which will increase your job satisfaction and support career development. As such, we provide excellent training and development opportunities, which meet the operational and strategic objectives of the organisation, as well as your own learning aspirations and needs.

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How to apply

If you are interested in applying for one of the vacancies on our jobs portal above, then please complete the relevant online application form relating to that post. All applications for posts must be made through these standard online application forms.

It is important to submit your form before the closing date specified – forms returned after this date cannot be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited by email to come in for an interview. The successful candidate will be appointed following all necessary pre-appointment checks and clearances for the specific post.

Here at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust were are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and patients. We aim to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to patients, is safe to do so.


Register for our staff bank

If you are interested in registering on our staff bank, please email our Human Resources department.

Benefits for our staff

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