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Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist/Forensic Psychologist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
This post is primarily based in our medium secure mental health in-patient and community service pathways. A B7 post-holder will assume the role of team psychologist for the rehabilitation/ recovery ward and offer supervision to unregistered staff psychology staff in this environment. They will have a role across secure care services in the new Sycamore Unit which will open in Spring 2023.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide assessment, formulation and individual interventions and contribute to the delivery, development and evaluation of the group-work programmes that operate across the Secure Care services. They will contribute to and participate in the secure care CPD programme including supervision of other MDT colleagues in psychologically informed practice. This post would ideally suit an individual committed to embedding the delivery of trauma and recovery-informed care in promoting psychological well-being and reducing risks.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 19th May 2023

Closing date : 2nd June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Accred Doctoral training in Clin Psych
  • eligible for HCPC registration practitioner psychologist


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, including severe and enduring mental health problems, psychosis and personality disorder.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the possibility of physical abuse.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex multivariable data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health

Skills and Competences


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Skills in evidence based psychological interventions.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinical sensitive information to clients, their family, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.

Role and Team specific


  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multimedia materials for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive behaviour


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework



  • Able to meet the mobility requirements of the post

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Bamburgh Clinic

Jubilee Road

Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne


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