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Band 7/8a Preceptorship Clinical Psychologist - Older People Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

DEMENTIA AND FRAILTY (Older People's Mental Health)

Band 7/8a Applied Psychologist (Older People)

CMHT and In-patients services various post and areas

Various locations possible including:Juniper Centre,Moseley Reservoir Court, Erdington John Black Centre, Solihull

Job type:All Permanent

Main duties of the job

We are seeking newly qualified and experienced applied psychologists to join our Psychology team withincommunity and in-patient Dementia and Frailty Services of BSMHFT, providing mental health services to older people in the culturally and socially diverse population of Birmingham and Solihull. Newly Qualified Psychologists or those expecting to qualify in 2024 are encouraged to apply as posts could be offered as a Preceptorship. We offer a tailored programme of continued professional development (CPD) and other developmental opportunities to support your progression and career development.

We have several posts available in in-patient and community mental health teams which could be offered full-time, part-time, or combined, offering flexibility in working hours and the focus of work. Please get in touch with us to discuss our vacancies and the opportunities within the service.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4,000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive, and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology


  • HCPC Registration Practitioner psychologist

Clinical Skills


  • Psychological assessment and Therapy with severe mental health problems


  • Post qualification experience and skills in assessment and therapy



  • Knowledge of ageing and how ageing impacts mental health


  • Post qualification cpd in ageing and mental health or neuropsychological assessment

Leadership skills


  • Experience of leadership roles ie supervision/service improvement


  • CPD in provision of supervision or service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Juniper Centre, Moseley Reservoir Court, Erdington John Black Centre, Solihull


B13 8AQ

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