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Specialised Clinical Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to join one of the most innovative, exciting and supportive Psychology teams in a NHS Community setting? Are you enthusiastic, passionate and brilliant? Well, look no further, we are just what you are looking for!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical/Counselling/Practitioner Psychologist to join our highly regarded mental health service in Grantham. As a Trust, we want Psychologists to feel valued. Our aim is to support Psychologists to thrive in their employment and have a good work/personal life balance. We welcome conversations about full and part time options, flexible and remote working opportunities. For us, Psychology input is much more than providing therapy. Psychologists are supported to develop their interests within and beyond their direct clinical work, focused on the broader application of clinical psychology, using the full extent of their training and roles. We see the role of Psychologists as enhancing the psychological mindedness of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, supporting and improving the whole Team's ability to deliver psychological interventions. We are looking to recruit a Psychologist who already has the competence and experience relevant to an 8a position, or a Psychologist who meets the qualification, training and competence for a band 7 post and can achieve the 8a position as a preceptorship. For further information please contact Dr Natalie Holloway on 01476 464 943 or Dr Olivia Marcoulides on 01476 858 333.

Main duties of the job

The full job description and person specification are attached. The primary hopes for the role are to:

Support the embedding of psychologically minded assessment and interventions within our community mental health services across the South of the County. This will be through attendance at MDTs and provision of group supervision and reflective practice.

To support the team in developing psychologically informed formulation to build a trauma informed understanding of the people who access our services and determine the appropriate treatment pathways that meet their individual needs.

To provide clinical leadership for the team and enable the implementation of psychologically informed pathways of care and treatment.

To support a formulation based approach to risk assessment and management that enables considered decision making and responses to individual need.

To deliver a specialised psychological resource for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.

To support coproduced service development within the teams and support research, audit and activities within your interests, expertise and the needs of the service.

To provide clinical supervision for Trainee psychologists, assistant psychologists, team reflective practice/supervision and support the development of new psychologically informed roles.

Newly qualified applicants will be considered for a developmental Band 7 to 8a role over a defined period with a supportive development plan and increased supervision.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage a caseload of clients within the Grantham CMHT.

To meet appropriate standards of practice in the quality and timeliness of the service, including standards defined by the HCPC, British Psychological Society and the Trust.

To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment/management of clients mental health and presenting problem(s), based on clinical theory and evidence based practice.

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for clients/carers/families/groups. Adjusting and refining psychological formulations and drawing upon a range of theoretical perspectives and models.

To provide the psychological components of multidisciplinary work. To lead such interventions when the major components are psychological.

To provide consultation and advice to relevant significant others (e.g. partners/carers),consultation and advice and where appropriate clinical supervision to other professionals and agencies.

To keep adequate clinical records in accordance with service guidance, local trust policies and procedures.

To undertake risk assessment and management and provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management, in line with local trust policies and procedures.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of MDT care.

Person Specification



  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and life-span developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC


  • Further training in evidence based psychological interventions
  • Completed STAR supervisor training



  • Experience working with adults who access a psychological service, including those with trauma histories and those with psychosis
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and with a range presenting problems from chronic common mental health difficulties to severe mental health problems such as psychosis
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse


  • Experience of delivering teaching and training. Experience of supervising professionals who provide psychological interventions to adults
  • Experience of working in a community mental health team/other multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working indirectly/from a consultation model

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sycamore Centre


NG31 9DF

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