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Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
The Trust is pleased to offer this permanent Band 8a Clinical Psychology role in our Learning Disability Community Services. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who can contribute positively and flexibly to a dynamic service. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to the principles of person-centred service delivery, excellent professional and clinical skills, and experience of work within the NHS. The role requires the delivery of an applied psychology model that promotes and supports effective psychological outcomes through direct and indirect models of working. Therefore consultation, teaching and training will form an essential component of the post alongside direct clinical work.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for promoting the psychological health and well-being of people with learning disabilities referred to the Cheltenham Community Leaning Disabilities Team.
  • To directly provide and coordinate highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/ groups/organisations, using a variety of applied psychology models.
  • To clinically supervise pre-qualified psychology staff and provide placements and supervision to Doctoral Clinical Psychology trainees
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development
  • To be named Care Co-ordinator for designated clients

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with the HPC


  • Chartered status



  • Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent Applied Psychology qualification), as accredited by the B.P.S


  • Evidence in application of Psychological knowledge to improve and develop practice in work to date



  • Receipt of at least 25 hours clinical supervision while working at a highly specialist level in a directly relevant area and in an increasingly autonomous capacityEssentialApplication Form Interview


  • Broad range of post-qualification experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Leckhampton Lodge

Charlton Lane


GL53 9DZ

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