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Consultant Applied Psychologist CEN and Rehab pathways

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
If successful in this application you will join the Mental Health Division, taking a clinical lead role over the development of the community Complex Emotional Needs pathway, the associated Women's Pathway service developments and the psychology offer in the Complex Rehabilitation Team.

These pathways are in various stages of development in the Trust with new workforce funded in each through Community Transformation monies. Your role will be to lead and develop these services so that they are each psychologically driven with formulation and evidence based psychological approaches at their heart.

You will collaborate with MDT and operational colleagues in this endeavour and join a large group of Consultant Psychological professionals in the Division, lead by the Divisional Lead Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

Your immediate role will be to recruit to the new workforce in the Community CEN pathway and to set up Hub and Spoke service provision in this pathway. Alongside this, you will work with other Divisional staff to develop the components of the Women's pathway in BCHFT which will include a bespoke crisis bed offer. Both of these developments aim to reduce the uptake of generic inpatient beds for women who present with complex emotional needs.

Taking a psychology lead also over the Complex Rehabilitation pathway, you will work with the operational Team lead and others to support the repatriation of clients from out of area placements and their embedding back into a robust community pathway, closer to home.

You will have a team of Principal psychologists working with you to achieve these aims and will also work alongside locality Consultant community psychologists, ensuring there is good interface development between our Tier 2 community services and these specialist pathways.

You will have experience of working with people with CEN and will ideally be trained in evidence based therapies of relevance eg DBT, SCM, EMDR, MBT. You will have a track record of being able to work strategically and with an MDT lens and will be a good team player.

About us

BCHFT formed in 2020 from 2 legacy Trusts. It comprises 4 clinical divisions, of which the Adult MH Division is the largest. We have robust psychology structures within BCHFT and are embedded at all levels of the organisation, supporting strategic and clinical developments. As a pan Trust collective, the Consultant Psychologists meet regularly to conduct professional business. We also implement division and service specific psychology meetings to ensure a sense of collective belonging and shared vision for services.

We have close ties to the local HEIs, offer placements to both applied psychology (clinical, counselling and forensic) and undergraduate psychology students.

BCHFT are committed to investment in our Psychology staff so you will have access to a psychology specific dedicated CPD budget to support your professional growth.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is a 1.0 wte band 8C role across several newly developing clinical pathways.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Dr Carolyn Hurcom, Divisional Lead Psychologist on 07816 075467 or

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Applied Psychology (or its equivalent as accredited by the BPS including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • HCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist with Chartered Status
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care co-ordinator and leader of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Providing clinical and professional leadership to other qualified and non-qualified members of the profession
  • Provide consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role


  • BPS membership
  • ACP membership

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Trafalgar House

King Street



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