Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum pro rata Inc HCAs
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead the psychological provision for Bow and Poplar Community Mental Health Team.

You must be keen to embrace the privileges of working in a diverse borough and have experience of working with people with complex mental health difficulties and from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We aim to develop and deliver our services through co-production with people with lived experience. The department has an excellent relationship with the Trust's People Participation work and the Local Recovery College. We would expect you to be fully committed to co-production and working in partnership with teams, other services and community organisations to deliver psychologically informed and trauma informed care.

We welcome interested applicants to contact us to find out more about this exciting opportunity. Please contact Dr Antony Daly (Clinical Psychologist / Tower Hamlets Lead for NMHT Psychology Services), on antony.daly2@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be Lead Psychologist for a vibrant multi-disciplinary team working with service users and their families presenting with diverse and complex social and health needs. You will work closely with the Operational and Clinical Leads to ensure the delivery of a high quality, accessible, and inclusive psychological service drawing on a range of psychological approaches. In addition to leading on individual and group psychological interventions with service users, you will support the Neighbourhood Team Assessment and Brief Treatment Pathway. You will promote psychological and trauma informed practice within the teams and wider service area through consultation (informal and formal), training and reflective practice. You will supervise the B7 psychologist working across the CMHT and locality inpatient wards, as well as other psychological staff. You will collaborate closely with colleagues from psychology, Arts Therapy and Occupational Therapy to jointly develop a borough wide group therapies programme. There are significant opportunities for service development, quality improvement, and innovative practice in this post as part of the Trust's Community Health Transformation Programme.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalence (statement of equivalence (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)) and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist) Or
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • HCPC registration
  • BPS accredited degree in psychology or equivalent


  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral psychology trainees



  • Experience of working as a specialist clinical or counselling psychologist in including relevant experience working in a multi-disciplinary team for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity. Experience of planning and exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Highly-developed skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and to develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment.
  • Highly-developed skills in the effective communication of highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide variety of recipients in a range of settings within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce comprehensive and coherent letters, reports and associated documentation.
  • Highly-developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • Skills in providing advice and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral-level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the field of clinical psychology.


  • Highly-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies - preferably CBT and one other.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Bow and Poplar Neighbourhood Mental Health Team

51 Three Colt's Lane, Bethnal Green


E2 6BF

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