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Principal Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
North Manchester
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting job opportunity has arisen to recruit an experienced 8b Clinical Psychologist to join our newly commissioned Counter Terrorism Clinical Consultancy Service (CTCCS).

The CTCCS is a partnership service between Counter Terrorism Policing and the NHS. The multidisciplinary forensic mental health team delivers a service that aims to identify and address the mental health needs of individuals who are managed by CT case officers, thereby mitigating CT risk and improving the mental health and wellbeing of those individuals. Referrals to the team include adults and young people from diverse backgrounds and a broad range of presenting needs and risks. The CTCCS is a formulation-based service and the team have enhanced working knowledge of NHS and third sector services and experience of navigating care pathways and multiagency working across a range of services including health, social care and criminal justice.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside a very experienced team of Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and embedded in Police. In addition to your own cases, you will be a source of knowledge and expertise, providing consultation to counter-terrorism case officers and other members of the team to support complex case formulations and recommendations. A key aspect of the role is to liaise with professionals from a range of agencies, in partnership with CTCOs, to make appropriate referrals, promote engagement and provide specialist case consultation and training.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working with adults and / or young people with mental disorders, psychological difficulties and neurodiversity and complex needs and risks across forensic mental health settings, including community, custody and secure hospitals. Groups that commonly face barriers and exclusions from mental services or Specialist relevant knowledge, including neurodiversity, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and separated children, and working with hard to reach groups would be an advantage.

Please note this is a national service and therefore there will be an expectation of regular travel to other national hubs/sites, including overnight stays.

The role will require security clearance to SC level with the Greater Manchester Police - Please note that this is a formal requirement for the job and can take up to a year to clear.

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



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent


  • Additional post qualification training



  • Experience of working with service users with severe mental health difficulties


  • Experience of MDT working

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Clinical Consultation Service, Prevent

Northern Vulnerabililty Hub

North Manchester

M40 3BL

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