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Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Based at Atherleigh Park Hospital, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic 8b Clinical psychologist to work within our Home-based treatment team.

You will be joining an experienced multi-disciplinary team which includes Psychiatry, Nursing, Social Work, Support Workers and Advanced Practitioners. The successful candidate will receive regular clinical supervision from the Consultant Clinical Psychologist for inpatients and urgent care. Opportunities for continuous professional development are available and will be supported dependent on the needs and interests of the post-holder. Informal support and peer supervision will be available from psychology colleagues within our inpatient and urgent care teams. You will also work alongside our community colleagues to offer high quality patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

This full time, permanent post will be based within the Home-based treatment team. The team has not had a psychologist in post for a short time, and therefore the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and shape the role of psychology within the team. A key part of the role will involve supporting others through consultation, training, service development, audit and service evaluation. You will work alongside the Team Manager, Psychiatrist and Clinical Leads to develop psychologically informed care pathways and trauma informed care. You will offer individual assessment, formulation, and brief intervention to a wide range of people. You will link up with other services and offer effective signposting to enhance the patient journey.

Flexible working options are available, and we would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure a healthy work / life balance. We would also be happy to consider offering this post as a Band 8a to 8b preceptorship for candidates who meet all of the essential criteria for the role but require time and support to develop the experience and skills required for an 8b post.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Essential skills, experience and qualification


  • 1st/post graduate completion

essential knowlegde and skills


  • Essential skills for the role (all age)

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Atherleigh Park Hospital

Atherleigh Way



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