Clinical Psychologist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Secondment/fixed term contract until April 2024 to cover maternity leave

We are seeking an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist (Band 7) to join our energetic, friendly and supportive CAMHS team, based in the seaside town of Llandudno in Conwy, North Wales. We are a well-established multi-disciplinary team working to provide a dynamic, thoughtful and effective mental health service for the children, young people and their families/carers in our community.

The role will involve a breadth of clinical psychology practice, including assessment and intervention at individual, family and broader systemic levels, neuropsychological assessment, supervision, training and consultation, multiagency working, audit, and contributing to the planning and development of our service.

Good interpersonal skills, kindness and child-centred practice are important to us, as is the ability to work well with professionals from all disciplines.

We would welcome and encourage interest from applicants with the ability to speak Welsh, lived experience of mental health difficulties, care or services, and/or those from other diverse or marginalised backgrounds.

We would like the post holder to join the team on a part time 22.5 hours per week basis but options for flexible working or part time hours may be possible.

For more information or to discuss this post further, please contact Dr Claire Middleton, Principal Clinical Psychologist, on 03000 851949.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialised clinical psychology service to clients of the sector, providing specialised psychological assessment and therapy to clients.

To work autonomously in accordance with the British Psychological Society Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and Health and Care Professions Council.

To implement and propose policy changes within the team.

To advise service and professional management on aspects of the service related to the team where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To provide professional and clinical supervision for designated staff, as appropriate.

To contribute to the training of trainee clinical psychologists and the training of other professionals.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research.

To act as a panel member in the recruitment of designated staff, as appropriate.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 11 months to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Good honours Degree in Psychology.
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status.
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Doctoral level advanced knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, psychological therapies and their application, neuropsychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development as recommended by the British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses and people with additional disabilities).



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole of the life span.
  • Well-developed skills in effectively communicating very complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information, both orally and in writing, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.

Aptitude and abilities


  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Capable of effective workload management when faced with competing demands.

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