Band 8a/7 Preceptorship Clinical Psychologist Older People Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Job summary

DEMENTIA AND FRAILTY (Older People's Mental Health)

Band 8a/7 Preceptorship Clinical Counselling Psychologist (Older People)

CMHT and In-patients services various post and areas;

Various locations possible including: Juniper Centre, Moseley; Ashcroft, Ladywood; and, Reservoir Court, Erdington.

Job type: All Permanent

Main duties of the job

We are seeking newly qualified and experienced clinical or counselling psychologists to join our Psychology team within BSMHFT Dementia and Frailty Services, providing mental health services to older people in the culturally and socially diverse population of Birmingham and Solihull in our community and in-patient services. Newly Qualified Psychologists or those expecting to qualify in 2023 are encouraged to apply as posts could be offered as a Preceptorship. We offer a tailored programme of CPD and other developmental opportunities to support your progression and career development.

We have several posts available in in-patient and community mental health teams which could be offered part-time or combined, offering flexibility in working hours and the focus of work. Please get in touch with us to discuss our vacancies and the opportunities within the service. Eligible candidates can apply for relocation expenses.

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.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology


  • HCPC Registration Practitioner psychologist

Clinical Skills


  • Psychological assessment and Therapy with severe mental health problems


  • Post qualification experience and skills in assessment and therapy



  • Knowledge of ageing and how ageing impacts mental health


  • Post qualification cpd in ageing and mental health or neuropsychological assessment

Leadership skills


  • Experience of leadership roles ie supervision/service improvement


  • CPD in provision of supervision or service improvement

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