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Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Non-Custodial Community Health and Justice are looking to recruit a committed and dynamic clinical psychologist to work within the Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) service.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work alongside the Principal Clinical Psychologist to support the development of MHTR pathways, processes and protocols as the service expands to cover the Greater Manchester footprint.

The model of implementation and guidance regarding the MHTR is well-established, with the MHTR service in GMMH being established in Bolton and Wigan courts. Over the next 12 months, the service aim is to expand into all Greater Manchester courts.

The MHTR team has a base at April House, however there is a requirement to travel across the region in line with the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) is one of three possible treatment requirements which may be made part of a Community Order. The MHTR is intended for the sentencing of offenders convicted of an offence(s) which is below the threshold for a custodial sentence and who have a mental health problem which does not require secure in-patient treatment. An MHTR may be applied to a Community Order or Suspended Sentence Order in cases where a court is satisfied that a defendant is experiencing mental health issues which are treatable in the community, and where suitable treatment and support is available to enable the MHTR to be delivered in the community.

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



  • oDoctoral degree in clinical or forensic psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) or Masters degree in Forensic psychology plus experience working in a therapeutic environment.
  • oEligibility for BPS Chartership
  • Current HCPC registration as a clinical or forensic psychologist.


  • Supervision training



  • Experience of developing assessments, formulations and therapeutic intervention to people presenting with mental health difficulties and offending behaviours.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary or multi-agency team.
  • Experience of providing supervision to others.


  • Experience of working professionally within probation or other custodial or secure environment.



  • Knowledge and awareness of the factors that contribute to mental health and the links with offending behaviours.
  • Knowledge of psychological treatment approaches for working with offenders and the difficulties that may arise.


  • Awareness of the Court procedures including Community Sentence Treatment Requirement Operating Framework.

Skills and abilities


  • High level communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and provide high quality support and supervision.
  • To show resilience within a challenging working environment and have awareness of own professional and personal limitations.
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse.



  • Requirement to travel across the region to attend meetings/events relevant to the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Greater Manchester Courts (Team base is April House, Manchester)

Greater Manchester

M1 2WR

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