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Clinical Psychologist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Inpatient Psychology Service at Langdon Hospital, for an appropriately qualified Band 7 Practitioner Psychologist. A trainee who is nearing completion of their training will also be considered for a Band 6 training role. Upon successful qualification, the post holder will then be eligible for the Band 7 role.

You will work as part of an innovative Psychology Team, which provides specialist psychological work to patients at Langdon Hospital, with the opportunity to work across the directorate.

The Psychology Team at Langdon includes experienced and enthusiastic Clinical, Forensic, Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Arts Therapists, Trainee Psychologists and a team of Assistant Psychologists, one each for our 5 wards across the Medium and Low Secure and Open estate.

Forensic mental health settings provide an enviable clinical environment in which to pursue clinical interests and develop specialism in areas such as risk assessment, offence focused work, individual or group work, trauma, psychosis, personality and relational difficulties, as well as cognitive and developmental difficulties. The work can involve a range of assessment and therapeutic approaches, modalities and timeframes.

Main duties of the job

Provide a Psychology service to people who are resident at Langdon's various Inpatient wards & sections.

Providing local clinical leadership, co-ordination and supervision for trainees and volunteers employed by or attached to the Psychology Service, under the general direction and supervision of the Professional Lead.

Carrying a specialist caseload of clients, and providing advice and consultancy to patients, family members, carers and professionals.

To provide clinical supervision and consultation to the wider multi-disciplinary teams in the locality as part of integrated mental health team.

The post holder will be supported by senior colleagues within their specialist field. They will be expected to make good use of the expertise of others within the service to further develop their clinical skills with this client group.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service / local team.

The post holder will receive regular professional and clinical supervision in accordance to Trust policy and to Professional Practice Guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society or appropriate designated Professional Body. Observe, and abide by all relevant Professional Codes of Conduct and Practise including the British Psychological Society. The post holder will be fully registered with the Health Professions Council as a condition of employment.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification which are attached in the supporting Documents section of this advert.

Person Specification



  • PGDip or Doctorate in Forensic, Counselling or Clinical Psychology which enables registration as a HCPC Practitioner Psychologist.


  • Further training or experience in clinical specialism
  • Further training in related area
  • Further training in at least one (other) psychological therapy

Knowledge and skills


  • 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, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality
  • Experience of working under supervision in adult mental health contexts
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision


  • Communication and Working Relationship Skills
  • Excellent verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills
  • IT and Computer Literacy
  • Analytical & Judgemental Skills
  • Ability to integrate complex data; make highly skilled evaluations and decisions; and take a long term perspective.



  • Knowledge and familiarity of secure services; and of the services in the NHS where psychology and psychological therapies is commonly applied.
  • An understanding of providing psychological therapy for service users presenting with severe and complex mental health problems.

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

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Langdon Hospital




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