Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced, enthusiastic and resilientSenior or Consultant Psychologistwho can provide clinical leadership to theRegional Eating Disorder Service?

If so, you could work from the Specialist Clinical Business Unit, to support the delivery of an expert service for people with significant eating disorders across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. The role will cover both the Intensive Day Service at Walkergate Park Hospital, Community Adult Eating Disorders Service and the Inpatient Ward at the RVI in Newcastle upon Tyne

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for developing and providing a qualified specialist psychological service for a designated group of clients within a specific pathway and in a designated locality, and is responsible for professional governance and assurance for that service. This service will provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy, clinical supervision, advice and consultation to colleagues, and to other non-professional carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

The post holder will ensure that the psychological services resources for which they are responsible are integrated into the pathway, and that high quality individualised care is delivered, which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting recovery and wellbeing and maximising independence. The post-holder will lead on recruitment, appraisals and job planning for psychological services staff within their remit and will be appropriately involved in disciplinary and grievance processes.

The post-holder will provide specialist clinical supervision and specialist clinical consultation / advice in accordance with service needs.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Centre for Specialist Eating Disorder Service provides a range of specialist interventions for people with eating disorders. We are looking for a Consultant Psychologist with leadership experience or someone with significant skills in working with this client group. The person will supervise other psychological staff, contribute to collective leadership of the ED teams, deliver expert therapy service themselves, provide scaffolding, training and consultation for other ED patients in the service and the staff working with them. We hope the successful person will bring an interest in working with the complexities and co-morbidities for this client group, have an interest in research, and be able to support the governance of this service, ensuring good clinical outcomes in collaboration with people with lived experience. As an employer we welcome diversity, celebrate and cultivate individual differences. We have a strong reflective culture, providing protected time for learning, growth and development. It will support the post holder to engage with the national teams and networks necessary to deliver the service in line with NHS England expectation.

The post brings opportunity for personal and professional development through partnerships with other therapists and services.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 25th May 2023

Closing date : 19th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the HCPC and British Psychological Society. HCPC registere
  • Substantial post qualification experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, and inpatient settings.


  • Qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Non-medical approved clinician



  • Substantial further specialist training and experience, equivalent to at least 6 years' experience, including being able to demonstrate further specialist training and experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a clinical psychologist over a minimum of 18 months or an alternative agreed by the Psychological Services Professional
  • Substantial post qualification experience of delivering evidence based psychological therapy training to a range of professional groups.


  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.



  • Specialist skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management. Specialist skills in evidence based psychological interventions and in adapting interventions to individual complex needs and complex systems.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.

Role specific


  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.

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

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


St Nicholas Hospital

Jubilee Road



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