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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

West London NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology team. The department is based at Charing Cross hospital and provides services to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which includes the North West London Regional Neurosciences Centre.

We are looking to recruit an HCPC-registered, highly specialist clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist to play a key role in the provision of the neuropsychology service to the Charing Cross Neurorehabilitation Unit (CNRU). Specialist supervision is provided by a more senior clinical neuropsychologist.

There are opportunities for service development, staff consultation and training research and audit. We offer specialist supervision and full funding for the MSc in clinical neuropsychology.

Newly qualified applicants with directly relevant experience may be considered for appointment at a Band 7 with appropriate adjustment to the job roles and responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join the Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology department, consisting of 17 whole time equivalent staff working across a broad range of specialties within ICHNT as well as in other hospital and community settings. The department is a friendly, supportive place to work, committed to clinical supervision, continuing professional development and career progression.

Together with an experienced, existing Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Psychologist, the post holder will play a key role in the provision of a comprehensive neuropsychology service to the CNRU. CNRU is a 15 bed, level 2 neurorehabilitation ward with admissions ranging from 4-12 weeks. Four of the beds are for level 1 patients - those with highly complex needs. The Clinical Psychologists are highly valued members of CNRU's enthusiastic and friendly MDT. There are strong links to psychologists working in other parts of the service enabling effective communication and good continuity of care.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or its equivalent, leading to registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology or other directly relevant field of applied psychology.



  • Experience of working with patients with neurological conditions
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 18 months, or an alternative agreed by the Head of Clinical Health Psychology & Neuropsychology.


  • Experience of working at a specialist clinical psychologist level in an acute medical or neurorehabilitation setting.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.



  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • High level of knowledge of the theory and practice of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for patients with physical health problems.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 7DY

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