Senior Clinical Psychologist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for an 8a Senior Applied Psychologist (or Band 7 Psychologist with relevant experience would be considered) to work in the speciality of a community Forensic Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (FCAMHS) based at the Kolvin Service in Newcastle.

The service provides forensic mental health consultation, assessment, treatment and psychological interventions to young people under the age of 18 years who present with high risk of high harm behaviours to others.

Please note that this vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

For further information please contact Dr Rachel Woodward, Principal Clinical Psychologist ( or Dr Jack Kennedy, Lead Consultant Psychologist (

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a motivation to support young people with complex backgrounds and an ability to be flexible and adaptive to the changing demands of the service and our young people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with specialist psychological expertise to:
  • Provide specialist forensic mental health consultation to partnership agencies to assist in supporting understanding of complex risk.
  • Complete complex assessments including psychological risk assessments and providing psychological formulation.
  • Deliver evidence based psychological interventions.
  • Deliver teaching and training and upskilling the wider workforce.
  • Provide of psychological advice and consultation to the wider MDT.
  • Provide of supervision which may include assistant psychologists, trainee psychologists, and wider workforce.
  • Provide leadership and contribution to service-based projects and research.
  • Manage of service audits and evaluations.

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.

The Kolvin Service is based at St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, and provides regionally and nationally commissioned community (FCAMHS) and integrated mental health services to secure children's homes.

The current role is based in our outpatient/community department in Newcastle. As we are a community service you will be required to travel to different locations across the North East and Cumbria utilising your own transportation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work within the Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service(FCAMHS) under the supervision of the Principal and Lead Consultant Psychologists.

The post-holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

Please find attached job description for full details. Please note this post is not limited to clinical psychologists and we would welcome applications from any applied psychology disciplines.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 25th May 2023

Closing date : 8th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Additional Requirements


  • Experience of teaching or training others


  • Knowledge of service related clinical governance and legislation

Education & Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training in applied psychology
  • Registered/working towards registration HCPC
  • Undergraduate qualification 2:1 or above (or equivalent)


  • Additional training /qualification in research
  • Additional qualification in a therapeutic model or other

Skills & Experience


  • Knowledge and experience of relevant theory and practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience of research, service development or audit


  • Experience and/or additional training in providing clinical supervision
  • Demonstrating additional professional development (e.g. additional training)
  • Experience delivering child/forensic assessment/interventions

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