Band 7 Psychological Professions Practice Placement Manager

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
Come Join Our Team!

Are you keen to support our NHS workforce to develop and grow? Have you got a passion for education and training development? Would you like to find out more about the range of roles and educational opportunities for Psychological Professions in the NHS? If so, come join our team!

This is an exciting time to join the Corporate Psychology team in our Trust. We are involved in a range of transformational workforce projects, both internal to the Trust and Region wide. And we need your talents...

You will support, co-ordinate and monitor Educational and Clinical Practice Placements for Psychological Professionals within Chief Psychologist's portfolio. This newly created 22 month fixed-term role will have a strong project management, support, and delivery focus linked to expanding training opportunities and new roles in our diverse range of Psychological Professions. Your expert Psychological Professionals background will enable you to work with a range of stakeholders who are all committed to support the access to high quality training opportunities in the NHS which will further grow our Psychological Professions workforce.

This position will be primarily remote working with pre-planned attendance at Trust sites as required.

Main duties of the job

You will provide an effective and comprehensive support to the Chief Psychologist and senior Psychological Professions leads responsible for Workforce Transformation Projects as appropriate. And you will be supported to work autonomously, initiating action on behalf of the Chief Psychologist linked to growing our Practice Placements and Training Opportunities for Psychological Professionals across our Birmingham & Solihull services. You main duties will be: - T

To ensure all undergraduate/pre-registration psychological professions students experience a high-quality practice - learning environment through a robust and fully integrated partnership between the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Service Providers (BSMHFT) and NHSE-Workforce Training & Education Division (formerly known as Health Education England).

To ensure assessors and supervisors of student psychologists and trainee psychological professionals including associates/degree apprentices receive robust support and education within the clinical environments they are placed.

To actively influence staff in the development of a student friendly culture encouraging potential healthcare recruits and subsequently supporting the local recruitment and retention group and monitor quality of placements.

To assist in the management of Psychological Professionals Apprenticeships and others on pre-registration Psychological Professions training programmes.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

This role gives the opportunity for hybrid working and you will typically be asked to work in a hybrid way, working from your home and also from Trust HQ The Uffculme Centre, or any other agreed site.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Qualification as a Psychological Professional.
  • Eligible for or current registration with a relevant Psychological Professional body e.g. BPS / HCPC / BABCP / UKCP / BACP / BAAT etc.
  • Recognised mentoring qualification / Evidence of having completed relevant Student Supervision and Assessment training.



  • Demonstratable post qualification clinical experience as a registered psychological professional
  • Experience of teaching and educational knowledge to be able to create effective teaching and learning environments.
  • Experience of supporting, assessing and providing pastoral support to learners.

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Trust HQ


B13 8QY

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