Music Therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs.  Musical participation and response does not rely on speech which makes it useful for those who find verbal communication difficult.

Workplace settings for Music Therapists:

  • Music Therapists work in a variety of settings with a range of clients:
  • At our psychiatric hospitals, community mental health services, community learning disability services, services for older adults.

Below is an example of the Music Therapist Career Pathway, listed in pay bands.

Band 7 Band 8a Band 8b

Music Therapist 

Senior Therapist

Art Therapist Manager


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Therapy careers require you to gain post-graduate Masters’ degree qualifications in the relevant Therapy. NHS and University careers’ guidance recommends that individuals exploring these careers gain paid or unpaid work experience prior to applying for programmes.

Our Trust offers volunteering and work experience opportunities.

Paid work experience opportunities may be gained via applying for Support Worker roles that include job titles such as Support Worker, Support,Time and Recovery Workers and Engagement and Recovery Worker.