Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical psychologist to combine clinical work with dedicated time for leadership, supervision and service development. We are seeking someone to join our Community CAMHS leadership team in Central Area to continue to develop a high quality, accessible service, ensuring effective, person-centred culture, pathways and interface between CAMHS, neurodevelopmental- and child learning disability services, and in our close working with partner agencies. We are looking for someone with motivation and enthusiasm to work alongside the Head of Child Psychology to ensure comprehensive and high-quality provision of psychological care, supervision, and leadership.

Advanced skills in assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation will be crucial, along with supervision, training and consultation experience. You will be an experienced leader, who will inspire and support others at all stages of training and careers. We are looking for someone who continually strives for best practice and is keen to evaluate services in ways that balance the needs of young people and families with the requirements of performance management.

You will join a supportive department, and your role will be key, along with consultant peers and Service Management, to promote staff wellbeing and a culture of learning. North Wales has a huge amount to offer in terms of work/life balance, with access to nature and vibrant local culture.

Main duties of the job

Lead responsibility for clinical decisions which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of options

Provide a highly specialised clinical psychology service

Work autonomously in accordance with The BPS Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and HCPC.

Delegated responsibility, in consultation with the Head of Child Psychology, for professional leadership, planning, provision and review of BCUHB Child Clinical Psychology Services.

Responsibility for professional leadership and management of psychology staff.

Be accountable for own professional actions and decisions.

In collaboration with Head of Child Psychology, devise, develop, interpret and implement discrete policies and service developments, develop psychological therapy provision and ensure clinical governance processes are implemented

Hold a highly specialist clinical caseload of clients with complex needs.

Provide clinical supervision to multi-disciplinary colleagues.

Provide highly specialist advice and consultancy on Child Psychology issues

Ensure provision of child clinical placements for the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme (NWCPP) doctoral trainees and provide supervised placements.

Provide teaching and training for multi-disciplinary BCUHB staff and the NWCPP.

Utilise highly specialised research skills for audit, policy, service development and research.

Responsibility in conjunction with the Head of Child Psychology, for recruitment of clinical psychologists

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Relocation expenses are available - please discuss with recruiting Manager

Based either Llandudno or Rhyl, to be discussed at interview.

You will be able to find a full Job description and full Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • oPost-graduate Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the BPS
  • oRegistered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
  • oClinical supervision training for supervising Doctoral trainees.
  • oFormal management and health leadership training
  • oDoctoral level advanced specialist knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice
  • oAttendance at several taught post-graduate courses and supervised self-directed study in specialist field.
  • oKnowledge of relevant legislation and its implications
  • oEvidence of CPD as recommended by the BPS and HCPC.



  • oMeets assessment requirements of two BPS/DoH National Assessors in Clinical Psychology for entrance into Consultant Grade.
  • oSubstantial experience as a qualified senior clinical psychologist
  • oExperience as a senior level clinical psychologist in the designated speciality, or relevant transferable skills.
  • oFurther specialist training/experience
  • oExperience of highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment
  • oExtensive experience of working with client groups across an increasing range of clinical severity
  • oExtensive experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care
  • oExtensive experience of providing teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Llandudno Hospital

Hospital Road


LL30 1LB

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