Applied Psychologist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a change? Are you interested in the development of mental health services in primary care? We are looking for someone who is dedicated to the future of the NHS, who is dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a psychological therapist or clinical / counselling psychologist to support the development of an effective treatment pathway across primary care services within the South West Division Primary Care Networks (PCN). This is one of a number of new posts which have been developed across Hampshire as a result of significant investment and a commitment to develop psychologically informed care across the PCNs.

In this role, you will help us develop and evaluate our enhanced mental health service across the PCNs in the South West Division. You will offer supervision, training and reflective practice to staff within the service. You will also devote time to direct clinical work including specialist psychological assessments, formulations, groups and individual therapy.

Main duties of the job

You will be a valued member of staff within Southern Health and have access to all the support and resources that this entails as well as becoming a key member of the primary care mental health team across the South West Division PCNs. You will have the opportunity to engage with your local community and make links with multiple stakeholders across the wider system. You will be given opportunities to develop your skills in leadership and management, with a view to influencing the development of mental health services in primary care in the longer term.

We promote our staff's professional development, including through supervision and training. Flexible working arrangements are possible, including some remote working according to clinical need.

As a Trust we have strong academic links and an excellent research profile. We were recently ranked number one nationally for Top Research Locations. This role would offer the successful candidate good opportunities to forge research links and develop a programme of evaluation and research in primary care mental health.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and keen to increase the diversity of our team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology. AND HCPC Registration
  • OR
  • DCounsPsy with HCPC Registration
  • OR
  • RMN, Dip SW, Dip OT or BSc OT.
  • PLUS
  • Accreditation by an appropriate psychotherapy organisation (e.g. BABCP, UKCP, ACAT).
  • OR
  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) with additional modality training in an interpersonal approach eg CAT, IPT, CCC.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tatchbury Mount




SO40 2RZ

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