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Senior Clinical Psychologist (Preceptorship)

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

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We wish to recruit a Senior Clinical Psychologist for our Children and Young People's Services in North Cumbria (based in Carlisle or Workington). Within the role there is the opportunity to develop your skills in Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health, ADHD, or Children's Learning Disability. We are keen to support your development in your areas of interest relevant to the service. The post is suitable for candidates with experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologists, and newly qualified Clinical Psychologists who are interested in a preceptorship towards the 8a role. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in children's mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Development post:

The development post is fully supported with progression to the Band 8A upon successful completion of a defined Preceptorship programme. It is expected this will be a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 2 years. This timescale will be dependent on the experience of the candidate and will be fully supported by the organisation in terms of supervision, relevant CPD, training and learning opportunities. In the event that the elements of the development plan are not fully achieved as assessed by the relevant Psychology Lead within the pre-agreed timescale, the role will remain as a Band 7 and this outcome will be managed as part of the contract conditions agreed with the candidate at the outset.

Main duties of the job

As Senior Psychologist in an established multi-disciplinary service you will be responsible for providing high quality evidence based psychological assessments, formulations and therapy to children, young people (up to the age of 18), and their families. You will be responsible for leading on psychological provision through consultations, MDTs, and supervision. You will provide advice, consultation and training to colleagues, and to other non-professional carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

In the 8a role you will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. We believe in the value of supervision you will be responsible for providing supervision to Psychologists, Trainee and Assistant Psychologist, and CYPs Clinicians. You will also receive your own regular supervision and CPD opportunities.

About us

At Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, we are committed to developing services of the highest quality that consequently enable and empower our service users to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives.

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

Alternate hours to those advertised will be considered.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 24th May 2023

Closing date : 8th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology.



  • HCPC registered

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups relevant to the client group

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfield (Carlisle) or Hopegill (Workington)

Carlton Clinic


CA14 2EW

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