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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

This is a rare opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our friendly and supportive children's disability services as their Consultant. They will work into the Gwynedd and Anglesey integrated health and social care teams that provide assessments and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. This is a key role, contributing to the psychological-mindedness of the teams, and providing direct and indirect interventions for children and their families with the most complex needs. Advanced skills in assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation along with supervision, training and consultation will be crucial.

We are looking for a highly experienced and passionate clinical leader to take forward psychological leadership locally, contributing also to developments regionally and nationally. They will work with the leadership team to ensure provision of high quality psychological care and service improvement. We value close working with local child and adolescent neurodevelopment and mental health services, and our multiagency partners.

They will have considerable experience of providing effective and compassionate leadership, and be able to inspire and support others at all stages of career development, and promote a culture of learning and innovation. They will join a service that contributes to improvement, development, and innovation across North Wales.

Main duties of the job

Lead responsibility for clinical decisions which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of options

Provide a highly specialised clinical psychology service to clients

Work autonomously in accordance with The BPS Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and HCPC.

Delegated responsibility, in consultation with the Head of Child Psychology, for professional leadership, planning, provision and review of BCUHB Child Clinical Psychology Services.

Be accountable for own professional actions and decisions.

In collaboration with the Head of Child Psychology, devise, develop, interpret and implement discrete policies and service developments, develop psychological therapy provision and ensure clinical governance processes are implemented

Hold a highly specialist clinical caseload of clients with complex needs.

Provide clinical supervision to multi-disciplinary colleagues.

Provide highly specialist advice and consultancy on Child Psychology issues

Ensure provision of child clinical placements for the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme (NWCPP) doctoral trainees and provide supervised placements.

Provide teaching and training for multi-disciplinary BCUHB staff and for the NWCPP.

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

Responsibility in conjunction with the Head of Child Psychology for recruitment of clinical psychologists

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

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

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the BPS
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical supervision training for supervising Doctoral trainees
  • Formal management and health leadership training
  • Doctoral level advanced specialist knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Attendance at several taught post-graduate courses and supervised self-directed study in specialist field
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications
  • Evidence of CPD as recommended by the BPS and HCPC


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc)
  • Formal accreditation in one or more psychological therapies e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT-A.
  • Recognised qualification in supervision.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies and assessment methodologies.
  • Advanced training in research design and methodology
  • Record of publications in peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books



  • Meets assessment requirements of two BPS/DoH National Assessors in Clinical Psychology for entrance into Consultant Grade
  • Substantial experience as a qualified senior clinical psychologist
  • Experience as a senior level clinical psychologist in the designated speciality, or relevant transferable skills.
  • Further specialist training/experience
  • Experience of highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment
  • Extensive experience of working with client groups across an increasing range of clinical severity
  • Extensive experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care
  • Extensive experience of providing teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.


  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of professional management of qualified clinical psychologists and other staff.
  • Welsh speaking

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Bron Hendre

South Road


LL55 2HP

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