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Clinical, Counselling or Practitioner Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023
There has never been a more exciting time to join community mental health care. We are transforming how individuals access mental health care, there is a lot of intervention in mental health and wellbeing and we want to invest in all tiers of care. We are seeking to enhance our service offer with an experienced Psychologist (at 8a) or with a more recently qualified/ due to qualify practitioner (at Band 7). As such we would welcome applications from Trainee Psychologists in their final year of training. For Band 7 applicants we are able to offer the opportunity to progress to an 8a after one year's full-time employment and completion of a portfolio to demonstrate competence to work at that level.

The East Community Mental Health Services are seeking enthusiastic Clinical, Counselling or Practitioner Psychologists to join our Teams. Working within the CMHTs based in Louth, Skegness and Boston and supporting our locality mental health teams in embedding psychological mindedness across the MDT, and clinically leading the transformation of the teams with your expertise.

The roles will be supported by the East Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist. Lincolnshire has been an early implementer for community transformation. This an exciting time to join the organisation and work across a varied area of diverse needs, being key to the development of pathways and new ways of meeting the needs of our.

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 East 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 CBT therapists, Trainee psychologists, assistant psychologists 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 plan action plan, increased supervision and development

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

Please refer to job description document.

We strongly recommend interested applicants to make contact so we can share more about our exciting vacancy.

The Team Co-ordinator, Lindsey Coulson ( for an informal discussion about any operational needs- hours, base etc

Our Clinical Lead, Dr Jenna Brough ( for more information about the clinical roles.

Person Specification



  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling 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.
  • Chartered Psychologist Status.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including 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 exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, as a professional care co-ordinator and within the context of multidisciplinary teams.


  • Experience of working in other related fields, CMHT, CAMHS, Neuropsychology, learning disability.
  • Research, evaluation and audit skills.

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

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