This job has expired

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Professional Lead PD Pathway

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year Per Annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

View more

Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Personality Disorder Pathway within Adult Mental Health.

The postholder will lead and deliver key therapeutic interventions for this patient group and ensure safe and effective services are maintained. The role will have a particular focus on leaderships and governance of DBT programme.

The post is based within the Adult Mental Health Directorate, but will link across service areas including CAMHS, Older people's services and Forensics. The post will work in an integrated capacity with Local Mental Health Teams, Rehab and Acute/Crisis settings. Clinical work includes taking responsibility for the most complex cases, working in both groups and with individuals often necessitating liaison with the wider Mental Health Services. You will form part of the senior MDT and undertake joint MDT reviews of the most complex cases. You will lead key clinical interventions and ensure they are systematically delivered and evaluated.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time for the service and we are seeking to strengthen our provision by the appointment of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist . The postholder will work alongside the existing Band 8C and lead for the service in order to innovate, develop and evaluate psychological intervention.

You will contribute widely to the leaderships of the services and to the operational and strategic management/development of the Personality Disorder Services across the whole Adult Mental Health Directorate, proposing and implementing relevant policy and service developments. You will also be responsible for the recruitment, management and professional leadership of psychology staff across Personality Disorder Services and other staff in this specialism as required. You will be employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcare

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To operate as a senior member in a wider MDT that supports the delivery of services and individual patient pathways.
  • To plan, manage, lead, and ensure the delivery of comprehensive, specialist Personality Disorder Services (including long term strategic planning) to adults with complex, long term emotional needs in Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw (1,100,00 population, approximately)
  • To propose and implement policy changes and be responsible for policy implementation and policy/service development for Personality Disorder Services, Adult Mental Health Directorate and across key transitions and partners including Primary Care. To be responsible for the organisation and professional leadership of Clinical Psychologists, Trainees, Assistants, and Placement Students as required.
  • To provide professional expert leadership and supervision to a range of MDT colleagues across all service areas including Inpatients, CRHT, Community and Specialist Services.
  • To line manage Clinical Psychologists, Trainees, Assistants and Placement Students, as required, including workload allocation/management, recruitment, appraisal, development, and training of staff.
  • To carry a highly specialist caseload of highly complex clients.
  • To initiate and implement research/evaluation/audit programs, including pursing bids for funds such as NICE and working with the local clinical psychology doctorate training course to provide research and training opportunities.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service.
  • To be responsible for recruitment in psychology for the PD services and participate in wider MDT recruitment for the services, advising and liaising with other MDT senior staff and operational and service managers.

Person Specification

Physical Requirements


  • Frequently sit in a restricted position for long periods.
  • Drive between Trust premises.

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Doctorate Clinical Psychology degree, or pre 1996 qualified, a Masters Clinical Psychology degree with evidence of post qualification Doctorate level equivalent CPD, clinical and research knowledge and experience.
  • Eligible to be a member of the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Post-Doctoral qualification in supervision, or equivalent.
  • Post-Doctoral Specialist qualification/CPD.
  • Evidence of substantial post qualification training and supervision in psychological therapies for Personality Disorder.
  • Doctoral Clinical Psychology degree, or pre 1996 qualified, a Masters Clinical Psychology degree with evidence of post qualification Doctorate level equivalent CPD, clinical research knowledge and experience.
  • Be eligible for Society for DBT accreditation.



  • 2-week national intensive DBT training or completion of the PGDip in DBT


  • Advanced training in DBT inc. supervisors training



  • Experience of working in a DBT team in the community, in an Adult Mental Health team, using all of the modalities.
  • Proven track record in senior professional leadership within psychological services.
  • Substantial post qualification experience of delivering evidence-based interventions to people with a diagnosis of personality disorder and their families: e.g. DBT, SCM, MBT.
  • Substantial post qualification experience of supervising other staff: psychologists and other professions, in the delivery of evidence based psychological therapies.
  • Extensive experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work.
  • Experience of training multi professional groups in psychological approaches to psychosis.
  • Substantial experience of risk assessment, risk management and safeguarding.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural context.
  • Experience of developing and leading a DBT team in a AMH setting


  • Experience of line management of psychologists and psychology assistants
  • Trained and experienced in delivering EMDR or other trauma focused interventions to accreditation eligibility



  • Knowledge of current government policy relating to Mental Health
  • An awareness of NHS Long Term Plan, NICE guidance, and clinical governance priorities.
  • Extensive knowledge of the evidence base of psychological interventions for people with complex presentations, history of trauma and diagnosis of personality disorders.
  • A robust and broad understanding of national health and social care strategy and policy, in relation to developing services for people with personality disorder and their families.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of treatment needs of people presenting with emerging complex emotional needs.



  • Good awareness of IT and IT skills.
  • Highly developed analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly expert clinical skills in the delivery of psychological approaches and interventions including assessment and formulation.
  • Highly developed supervisory skills.
  • Evidence of leading groups of psychologists working with personality disorder.
  • Good leadership, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Open, participative, dynamic and supportive leadership and management style.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, featuring: breadth of outlook and political skill necessary to establish effective working relationships with staff at all levels within and outside the organisation.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other key professionals within and outside the organisation and a partnership approach to work across agencies.


  • Highly developed supervisory skills for multi- professional teams.



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder and their families.
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the Nottinghamshire & Bassetlaw area.


  • Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert