Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Personality Disorders

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Oct 2023

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  • Do you have an interest in working with people who have complex trauma presentations and a diagnosis of personality disorder?
  • Do you want to be part of a thriving, motivated and supportive multi-disciplinary team of psychological practitioners?
  • Do you want a role utilising a broad range of psychological skills (direct/indirect working, training, supervision, consultation and research etc)?
  • Do you want to join a team with flexible working options, good supervision and training opportunities, a pleasant working environment (with designated desk space and clinical spaces)?

If yes, then this could be the role for you! Come and join us in the Enhanced Team for Personality Disorders - a service commissioned to enhance standard care through the provision of bespoke, flexible, individualised psychological support for individuals and teams. You will be encouraged to utilise the full breadth of your skills as a clinical psychologist, both supporting clients and teams. There is opportunity for longer term therapeutic work and support to develop your own therapy interests.

Essential criteria include an interest and clinical experience of working with individuals with complex trauma and/or a diagnosis of personality disorder, advanced communications skills, a flexible approach and a desire to work as part of a trauma informed team. You will possess the ability to work autonomously, multitask and be self-organised, whilst also being able to work as part of a supportive team.

Main duties of the job

The Enhanced Team for Personality Disorders offers complex case reviews and formulations which inform a range of specialist, often longer-term, bespoke and needs-led psychological interventions. A significant part of the role is supporting others in their work, including offering specialist consultation, supervision to teams and training.

You will work with the team leads and consultant clinical psychologist, and alongside the Enhanced Team for Personality Disorders to monitor and implement the work across BSMHFT. In return we will be committed to supporting your professional training needs and personal development plan, with regular individual and team supervision, clinical management and opportunities for further training development (e.g., CBT-PD, MBT, EMDR).

The successful candidate is required to work full time-37.5hrs Monday to Friday. The post will be based in Solihull however the services covered are spread across the city, so flexibility and travel are required. The post is a mixed model, with opportunities to work from home.

If you are a dynamic professional who is committed to working with individuals with a diagnosis of personality disorder and/or complex trauma, their families, teams and the systems around them, and being a part of the development of the BSMHFT wide Enhanced Team for Personality Disorders, then this could be the post for you.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person Specification



  • Clinical or Counselling Psychology Doctorate


  • Training in additional, accredited psychological therapies



  • Experience of working with Personality Disorders and a range of SMI (if substantial score 2)


  • Post qualification training and/or experience in Supervision (if both score 2)



  • Experience in teaching, training, supervision and/or consultation (2 for 2)

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull - Lyndon Resource Centre

Hobs Moat


B92 8PW

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