Clinical Psychologist/Practitioner Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to join the Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC, without Learning Disabilities) service across our teams in Bolton and Trafford.

This role is suitable for applicants with experience of working within ASC/related field, but a preceptorship would be considered for the right applicant (commencing on Band 7 and working towards 8A competencies).

As a large organisation, GMMH welcomes interest from candidates who may also be seeking additional hours alongside this 0.8WTE role. Please get in touch to discuss if so.

Main duties of the job

You will undertake a range of activities under the guidance of a qualified clinical psychologist. This includes diagnostic assessments, 1:1 clinical work (incl direct psychological therapy developed to meet the needs of autistic people), post diagnostic group work, report writing, supervision of assistant psychologists, project work and data collection.

As the job involves working within a specialist context, we are looking for someone who has experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a broad range of care environments (eg Outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings). You will have experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.

Other key qualities include experience gained during supervised training of working with people with autism spectrum conditions experience of teaching, training and/or supervision awareness of national policy and guidance regarding Autism Spectrum Conditions and an understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Training in Autism diagnosis is funded and provided if required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Doctoral level (or equivalent) qualification in Clinical Psychology/practitioner psychology equivalents (e.g. counselling,forensic,health) and evidence of continuing professional development and qualification in a psychological therapy.


  • Further training in Autism Spectrum Conditions.
  • Further training in NICE recommended tools for the assessment & diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions
  • Some further training in at least one psychological therapy.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience gained during supervised training of working with people with autism spectrum conditions.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.


  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

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

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Barnett House

Viking Street



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