Avoid, this trust is renowned for the worst management culture going, rep well earned.
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Greater Manchester – 10 November 2018
There are a couple of good managers, 2 I can think of now work in Oldham IAPT, however the terminally bad bully management culture prevents them from trying to create a positive culture. There are many very talented therapists passing through the various IAPT doors, but none are ever allowed to grow professionally or sought for their insight to therapeutic issues. IAPT's in general are really hard places to work due to the climate created by the government, but pennine is a particularly bad one, especially the parts that have been sold off, avoid like the plague. If u r desperate to get some initial experience, then go there, but with a plan to get out as soon as you can. Some great colleagues, appalling culture managing it, which is acknowledged in parts of the NHS outside of it.
They can't keep staff long so they are always recruiting.
Horrible place to work.