Psychological professionals work across our Trust in many different settings, contributing to prevent and alleviate emotional and psychological distress, enhance mental health and wellbeing, and empower individuals and communities to improve their lives.

We work across the lifespan (with children and young people, with adults, and with older adults) and in different service settings including community, hospitals and primary care.  We also work in strategic leadership positions, supporting the wider NHS workforce, and in colleague support.

We value flexible working for its contribution to our emotional wellbeing and job satisfaction and you will be encouraged to consider options such as part-time, condensed hours, a remote/hybrid jobplan, and rotational posts.

We are keen to invest in your professional development and offer training options including apprenticeships, postgraduate trainings, recruit to train and return to practise. Our Trust is also a national training institute for cognitive analytic therapy.

This is an exciting time to join us, as we’ve officially merged with Yeovil District Hospital, making us one of the largest UK NHS providers in the UK. Our trust offers ample opportunities for development!

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will also have easy motorway and train access to thriving cultural cities like Bristol, Bath and Exeter – and will be only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Our Trust website contains lots of information on working here: Home – Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (

Psychological Practitioners

Psychological Practitioners work with either children and young people or adults, depending on their profession. They have all undergone specific training and qualification to work in these roles. Psychological Practitioners usually provide brief interventions or low intensity interventions.

Psychological Therapists

Psychological therapists are a broad group of professionals who are trained in at least one psychotherapy approach. They work with a wide range of difficulties, including emotional and relationship issues, from moderate to severe or people with complex needs. They may work with children, adolescents, adults, or older adults.


Psychologists may work with a broad range of emotional and relationship difficulties or may specialise in a particular area or with a particular population e.g. children and young people, people with a chronic illness, or people in forensic services. Psychologists provide assessments, work therapeutically with individuals, couples and families and provide consultation and support to other professionals and teams.

Psychological practitioners

Psychological therapists


Assistants and associates