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Clinical Psychologist

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you passionate about supporting individuals with a learning disability? Do you want to make a difference to people's lives and support them to live a meaningful life in the community?

We are a community team working with individuals with a learning disability and additional needs. The team provides intensive assessment and interventions to individuals at risk of admission to hospital with the aim of avoiding unnecessary admissions. We also support individuals through transition out of hospital. We work in partnership with the individual, their families and carers to gain a greater understanding of their needs and work closely with the community learning disability teams to ensure a cohesive approach and continuity of care.

You will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team comprising nursing, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy where the contribution of psychology is highly valued.

As Senior Clinical Psychologist, you will provide specialist assessments and interventions, team formulation, consultation, training and supervision of other qualified staff. You will receive excellent support and regular, good quality supervision along with opportunities for continuing professional development.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with individuals whose behaviour can present a challenge, you will be passionate about making a difference in people's lives and you will be enthusiastic about working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy, using complex psychological data gained from a variety of sources.

To ensure the systematic provision of psychological services, including the responsibility to prioritise work appropriately.

To communicate assessment results, formulations, outcome data, and other complex and sensitive information verbally and in written form in order to support the work of multidisciplinary colleagues.

To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance, consultation and supervision to other professionals and staff contributing to the formulation, diagnosis, treatment plans and management of clients, both within and outside the Trust.

To contribute to the development of services, reviewing service outcomes, designing and participating in audit, research and clinical governance initiatives, and working cooperatively with colleagues to achieve service goals and maximise service effectiveness. This will involve communication with a wide range of clinical and managerial colleagues, within and outside the Trust.

To provide supervision to less senior qualified psychology staff, assistant psychologists, volunteers and other colleagues.

To provide clinical placements to doctoral level trainee psychologists

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note - :

Please see the supporting information attached for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK] as approved by the HCPC,
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)



  • Experience of working with adults
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Windmill Point

Windmill Road



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