Clinical/counselling psychologist or psychological therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is for a suitably qualified clinician to work in Kettering CMHT.

This is a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist support and intervention to people with a range of mental health difficulties. The postholder will also work alongside CMHT psychology colleagues.

These permanent posts benefit from a recruitment incentive of �5,000 pro rata for successful candidates over 2.5 years. Initial payment of �2,000 will be made in the 1st month with a subsequent payment of �2,000 made on the 13th month of employment. The remaining �1,000 will be paid out in the 18th month of employment. Terms and conditions apply.

A relocation package is available up to �8, 000, if the successful postholder relocates to Northamptonshire and meet other eligibility criteria. This is subject to approval.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will provide psychological assessment and interventions to service users with a breadth of presentations. There will be the opportunity to specialise in a particular area e.g. psychosis/trauma. There will be opportunities to supervise psychology colleagues. In addition the postholder will guide and develop the psychologically informed work of the MDT. This will be via supervision, consultation, reflective practice and training .

You would be working with other psychology colleagues to deliver and develop the service in a multidisciplinary team environment where the contribution of psychology is valued. Psychologists are seen as holding an important role in the clinical leadership of the CMHTs and in the mental health pathway more broadly.

The successful applicant(s) would be line managed and supervised by the Principal Psychologists based in the CMHTs. The Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Adult Mental Health Psychology Lead also provides support.

About us

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding

This post offers:
  • flexible hours and hybrid working
  • Support for further relevant and accredited training (financial/time).
  • The opportunity to build a solid base of clinical skills
  • Support for relevant research/evaluation
  • Cross-specialty work and specialising in areas of interest if the post holder wishes
  • Preceptorship opportunity for those starting at band 7 (support and bespoke professional development plan will be offered to work towards meeting the requirements of preceptorship)

Coproduction is highly valued in the trust and we expect and encourage coproduction where possible. Furthermore, we are developing stronger links with third sector and community organisations.

There is a very large, diverse psychology service of different specialities within the trust that provides extensive support and regular CPD opportunities through monthly psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks. The Trust enjoys good links with both Oxford and Leicester Doctoral training courses and there are opportunities to participate in higher education teaching.

Northamptonshire is a pleasant area with a mix of rural and urban locations and is within easy distance of other key locations with excellent rail and road links.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or equivalent
  • eligible/registered with HCPC or equivalent


  • relevant post qualification training



  • Relevant experience to the role
  • experience supervising


  • BABCP accreditation/eligibility for accreditation

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St Mary's Hospital



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