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Clinical Psychologist Specialising in Older People

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Clinical or Counselling Psychologists within our Community Mental Health Services for Older People in Nottinghamshire. We are able to offer full and part time hours and also have temporary (maternity leave cover) positions. Posts are advertised at Band 8a, however we welcome applications from applicants who are approaching qualification, newly qualified or if you are interested in a preceptorship arrangement.

Main duties of the job

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) is an established directorate within the Trust and psychology is highly valued within this. We are engaged in a number of service development programmes, including pathways for psychological therapies, SMI and complex emotional needs. In parallel, the directorate is reviewing the provision of psychologically informed care, staff training to support this work and embedding new roles to facilitate the delivery of psychological interventions at different levels. Psychologists are integral to this process and future post holders would have opportunities to both support and participate in these developments. The work described above is cross directorate and includes other partnership organisations and providers.

We would welcome enquiries about any of the opportunities outlined above.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The psychology service itself has excellent links to local universities and professional training programmes. There are opportunities for involvement in service evaluations and research, both linked to professional programmes and other institutions. In addition to this, the directorate promotes the importance of professional development. We have recently been able to provide access to post-qualification specialist training, alongside regular established CPD within and across directorates.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology with eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartership.
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of an ability to design and complete doctoral level research



  • Further training in specialist area such as neuropsychology or therapeutic model



  • Experience of working with older people.
  • Evidence of working with a range of mental health needs including severe, complex and chronic psychological problems.
  • Evidence of an ability to draw on a range of therapeutic models, neuropsychology and theoretical approaches to inform assessment and therapy.
  • Evidence of an ability to work with and liaise with other health professionals and agencies.
  • Evidence of the ability to provide consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to monitor and audit services.
  • Skills in providing clinical supervision.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and behaviour which challenges.



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of professional standards and requirements for maintaining profession specific registration



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to modify communication for people with cognitive and/ or sensory impairment.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate and teach psychological concepts.

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

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