8a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Preceptorship at Band 7)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2023
We are excited to be offering an opportunity for a part time (0.6 WTE) Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to join adult community psychological services in North East Essex. This post is fixed term to cover 12 months of maternity leave. The position could also offer an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified applicant (appointed at a band 7) to develop a range of post qualification experience in a friendly, innovative, and supportive team.

Main duties of the job

Adult community psychological services in North East Essex are integrated within multi-disciplinary teams covering the Colchester and Tendring areas. You will be working alongside a variety of experienced professionals from different backgrounds. We focus on providing a range of psychological interventions to service users with highly complex and severe presentations, and have clinicians trained in CBT, CAT, DBT, ACT, CFT, EMDR, systematic therapy, and sensory motor psychotherapy.

The post-holder will be encouraged to develop skills in the delivery of specialist evidence based psychological interventions and contribute to the management and running of our individual and group therapeutic programmes. We would be happy to support people who wish to develop their consultation and supervision skills, as well as welcoming those with experience in these areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within supportive MDTs and with highly experienced clinical/counselling psychology and psychotherapy colleagues.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description and person specification documents in this advert.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent), including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the HCPC.


  • Post-doctoral qualifications in one of these: DBT/CBT for PD/CAT/Schema Therapy/CBT-p/EMDR/Family Therapy/SCM/MBT or other evidence based models for the treatment of complex cases, personality disorders, psychosis or an interest in pursuing these.



  • Knowledge of the use of complex methods of psychological assessment and intervention.
  • Ability to critically analyse and review research findings and reports.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse, and the threat of physical abuse
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Trust Core Values
  • Ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities whilst working under pressure and meet deadlines as required
  • Able to demonstrate a level of flexibility, innovation and creativity in the working environment
  • Ability to prioritise own work load and give support to other staff in relation to priorities when required
  • Ability to lead, facilitate and support group work

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Herrick House



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