Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - part time

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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We have a vacancy for three days (22.5 hours) per week band 8a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Woking CMHRS (Community Mental Health Recovery Service).

We welcome qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to apply for this post. If you enjoy working in a friendly multi-disciplinary team, and with service users with a range of clinical presentations, then this could be the job for you. We offer regular supervision and CPD events. You will have opportunities to regularly connect with psychologists working in the Northwest locality of our Trust. We would welcome applicants who preferably have experience of working in a community mental health team or in secondary care services.

In our CMHRS we see adults with complex, severe, and enduring mental health problems. The principles and philosophy of care are based on the recovery model and NICE evidenced based interventions. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of highly specialist psychology services for this client group. He/she would be working closely with other psychologists, multi-disciplinary team members and other teams.

This is an exciting time to join SABP as we are at the forefront of developing services and have received additional funding through NHS England to transform our community and crisis services.

Applicants must be registered with HCPC.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services
  • To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff
  • Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues
  • Work collaboratively with team managers/ clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services
  • The post holder will be expected to work flexibly within the service
  • To lead on complex and challenging cases and develop expertise within area of specialism
  • Participating in the recruitment and selection of staff
  • Leading on a specific service development projects

For further details please see the job description.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification with HCPC registration


  • Additional relevant qualifications/training/accreditations



  • Demonstrable post registration clinical experience working with adults with a range of mental health issues
  • Experience across a range of psychological therapeutic models including CBT
  • Experience of supervising junior staff


  • Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development / project work
  • Experience of supervising assistant psychologists and/or trainee clinical psychologists
  • Experience of consultation work within or to multidisciplinary teams

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bridgewell House

29 Claremont Avenue


GU22 7SF

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