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Consultant Practitioner Psychology (Clinical or Counselling)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychologist to join the Adult Mental Health Specialty in Aneurin Bevan Health Board. The successful candidate will support the continued development, provision and evaluation of psychological services delivered in secondary mental health care services. We are looking for a psychologist who can lead on operational and strategic development across multi-professional groups and can support ways of working that see us continue to be integrated with the multi-disciplinary team .

The successful candidate will receive professional and managerial support and leadership from the Head of Adult Psychology and will be joining a welcoming and cohesive specialty with a commitment to personal and professional development and a robust sense of professional identity. Together, we are driven by values of kindness and compassion as we work towards increasing access to person-centred, meaningful and evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals and those that are important to them.

The Mental Health Division has made improving access to psychological therapies a key strategic priority, and is also taking a strategic approach to developing more trauma informed services. There are opportunities to contribute to the intention of increasing service user voice through a range of initiatives including developing peer mentor roles and using coproduction as part of how we approach our work.

Main duties of the job

To provide strategic and clinical leadership for the continued development and delivery of ABUHB's adult psychology in secondary care for individuals presenting with moderate to severe levels of psychological distress and associated difficulties in functioning. This will include ensuring engagement of all key stakeholders (including and especially those with lived experience) and ensuring that appropriate governance structures are in place to enable the safe and effective implementation of highly specialist psychological interventions (including assessment and consultation) and waiting list initiatives across ABUHB.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for a comprehensive overview of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Psychology Degree (or equivalent conversion) conferring eligibility for graduate basis of registration with BPS
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or equivalent)
  • supervision training


  • accreditation in a psychological therapy
  • leadership training



  • advanced level of clinical expertise in AMH
  • proven experience of leading psychological services


  • research expertise

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Cadoc's Hospital

Lodge Rd


NP18 3XQ

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