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Consultant Clinical Psychologist for OP - West Directorate

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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We are seeking a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to lead and develop community psychological services for older people in West Kent. As an experienced psychologist and older adult clinician, the post holder will provide professional, clinical, managerial and strategic leadership.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join a large team (40+ staff) of psychological practitioners for older people in Kent and Medway including art and music therapists, clinical and counselling psychologists, systemic and CBT therapists, assistant psychologists and Clinical Associate Psychologists.

The post holder will provide clinical services at a high level of expertise, supporting and advising colleagues on all issues concerned with psychological practice for older people and providing expert clinical consultation and professional guidance to other psychological practitioners.

Within easy distance of the South Thames Clinical Psychology Training Centre, our service welcomes a large number of trainees and takes advantage of post-qualification training courses and events. There are also good links to undergraduate courses and student placements.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

Job description

Job responsibilities

please see attached JD & PS

To provide professional, clinical, managerial and strategic leadership for older adult psychology services in West Kent.

This is a full time role, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Applicants seeking part-time options of 30 hours a week or more are welcome to apply. The post holders base will be Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells or Sevenoaks (options can be discussed at interview).

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.



  • Ability to work effectively within multi professional teams, provide clinical leadership and promote effective team working.
  • Ability to administer accurately and speedily, complex psychometric test materials including neuropsychological tests relevant to dementia.



  • substantial experience working as a qualified psychologist.
  • Experience of managing others.

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of genuine interest in the client group

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Maidstone ME16 9PH


ME16 9PH

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