Band 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist - Home Treatment Teams

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We are inviting applications for a Band 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist post. The successful applicant will provide clinical line management to four wte clinical/counselling psychologists, working in our Home Treatment Teams. You will work closely with the Clinical Nurse Manager for BSMHFT's Home Treatment Teams (HTTs) and will be professionally line managed by the Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist for Acute and Urgent Care Psychological Services.

You will be a clinical or counselling psychologist who is passionate about working with service users with severe and enduring mental health problems, currently in crisis. You will provide clinical input to HTT, providing comprehensive psychological assessments and formulations for our service users to help them more fully understand their difficulties. Additionally, you will provide clinical support and guidance to the multidisciplinary teams, via consultancy, formulation development and sharing, along with staff supervision, training and reflective practice.

You must have completed a British Psychological Society/Health and Care Professions Council accredited postgraduate training in either clinical or counselling psychology.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced clinical psychologist holding doctoral level professional qualifications, ensures the systematic provision of a highly specialist, multilevel clinical psychology service that is cost-effective, culturally appropriate and based on best clinical and professional practice and that meets Trust and Service Area objectives, national strategic, and policy guidelines, commissioner requirements and user and carer needs and expectations. To thereby help understand, prevent and ameliorate psychological distress and disorder and improve the mental health and well being of local service users.

We are passionately committed to working with difference. We pride ourselves on our initiatives to increase access to psychological input to populations that tend still to be under-represented in referral rates. We actively encourage applications from candidates representing these populations.

If you thrive on challenge, creativity and a dynamic and supportive work environment, in which psychological thinking is highly valued in the wider multi-disciplinary teams, this is the job for you.

Applications are also encouraged from counselling psychologists.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Eligibility for entry onto the Register of Chartered Psychologists
  • Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology
  • The Graduate Basis for Registration (further to completion of an honours degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society, or, in the case of courses that are not accredited or where the first degree is not in psychology, by completion of the Society's Qualifying examination, or completion of a Society accredited Conversion Course).


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more highly specialist areas of psychological practice.



  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist post qualification, with extensive experience at the Senior (Band 8a) level.
  • Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including primary and secondary/ specialist care and inpatient/residential, outpatient and community team settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, with clients of all ages across the lifespan and of wide-ranging presenting problems that reflect the full spectrum of clinical complexity and severity.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Relevant post-qualification experience, and formal training in supervision, enabling the post holder to independently supervise clinical psychology trainees in accordance with relevant criteria adopted by local University Clinical Psychology Training Course criteria
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for the psychological care and treatment of referred clients, and of working within a multidisciplinary context wherein carries responsibility for the psychological aspects of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of representing psychology within a multidisciplinary context.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Home Treatment Team

Maple Leaf Centre 2 Maple Leaf Drive


B37 7JB

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