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Principal Clinical Psychologist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Wrexham / Mancot
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Are you keen to be part of developing innovative practice and service delivery? We need a dynamic and forward thinking clinical psychologist who can make an effective contribution to pathways across Early Years, to reflect the changing needs of our ND population.

You will be a strong leader who can use the evidence base to inform clinical practice. You will provide highly specialist clinical and consultation skills across pathways which form our Early Years network. You will work with key stakeholders and partner agencies within East area to develop strong strategic and operational alliances.

You will consider the clinical and performance needs to demonstrate quality, working with clinical and operational managers to ensure that data is collected and used in meaningful ways.

We have an established network of child clinical psychologists in East IHC, and regularly connect with colleagues across North Wales. We benefit from having a regional assistant psychologist dedicated to research who can provide support for your research interests. We have excellent links with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme we provide placements and regular teaching, as well as accessing CPD. This post can provide excellent clinical and leadership development opportunities. As an employer we are keen to support special interests and welcome discussions with those who are interested in developing quality initiatives.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialised clinical psychology service to clients of the sector, providing specialised psychological assessment and therapy to clients.

Within the team, to hold designated responsibility for the systematic governance of sector staff's psychological practice, in order to ensure the delivery of high quality clinical psychology services within the framework of the team/service policies and procedures.

Within the team, to exercise delegated responsibility for the management and supervision of designated staff up to and including Senior level, including staff appraisal/PADR, and informal grievance.

To contribute to the development of local team policies and procedures in order to facilitate improvements in service quality.

To advise service and professional management on aspects of the service related to the team where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To provide clinical placements and supervision for Doctoral level trainee clinical psychologists and to deliver training to other professionals.

To utilise highly specialised research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research.

To act as a panel member in the recruitment of designated staff, as appropriate.

To assist the Consultant Clinical Psychologist, in conjunction with other senior staff, in the efficient day-to-day management of the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and full Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical supervision training for supervising Doctoral trainees.



  • Substantial assessed experience of working as a qualified and senior clinical psychologist, normally including significant post-qualification experience within the designated speciality where the post is located, or relevant transferable skills
  • Assessed experience of working effectively as a qualified and senior level clinical psychologist in the designated speciality, or relevant transferable skills
  • Demonstration of further specialist training/experience through having received extensive and demonstrable clinical supervision of working as a specialist Clinical Psychologist or an alternative agreed by the Director of Psychology

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital / Flintshire Children's Centre

Wrexham / Mancot


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