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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 Inc. 5% Fringe HCAS, per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of well-established community recovery team in South West Surrey.

The role will serve 9.5 hours Surrey Heath CMHRS, Theta, Lyon Way,Frimley, GU16 7ER, and 28 hours Waverley CMHRS, Berkeley House,11-13 Ockford Road, Godalming, GU7 1QU.

The post offers a diverse range of experience working with people with complex mental health difficulties. You will join a friendly and supportive group of psychologists in the locality and there will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills through CPD & through the bespoke psychology mentoring programme. The trust has an enviable care pathways system which values psychology, psychotherapy and the arts psychotherapies and there are opportunities to train in DBT, CBT for psychosis, family interventions, CBT for personality disorders, compassion-focussed supervision and structured clinical management. Employees are also able to access leadership and management as well as coaching and mentoring and additional supervisors training.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role and the large geographical area that this post covers.

Main duties of the job

Please note that your expected to work at CMHRS Waverley, 28hrs, Berkeley House, 11-13 Ockford Road, Godalming, GU7 1QU and CMHRS Surrey Heath, 9.5hrs Theta, Lyon Way, Frimley, GU16 7ER.

Main duties:

- To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services.

- To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students- Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues- Work collaboratively with team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services- The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service- To lead on complex and challenging cases and develop expertise within area of specialism- Participating in the recruitment and selection of staff- Leading on a specific service development projects

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of Trainees (or completion within 12 months of commencement in post).
  • Driving license suitable for use in the United Kingdom
  • HCPC Registered



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity (including complex/severe mental health needs population).
  • Experience of specialist Psychological assessment and treatment across care settings
  • Maintenance of a high degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems, and distressed behaviours of persons using the service
  • Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development/project work
  • Experience of delivering supervision
  • Demonstrable interest/skill in complex mental health and/or inpatient settings

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Berkeley House

11-13 Ockford Road



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