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7/8a Preceptorship or Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - ICCR

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a exciting vacancy that has arisen for newly qualified or early career Clinical Psychologist within our Integrated Community Care and Recovery (ICCR) Services working with adults with mental health difficulties in CMHT setting. This is a 0.80 wte (4 days/week) post at Orsborn House in Handsworth close to the centre of Birmingham. This is an ideal post to apply your full range of psychological skills and knowledge including consultation, training, supervision, service development, leadership and research in addition to direct clinical work.We are looking for a suitably experienced Clinical Psychologist. Based on experience, this post can either be offered at a Band 7/ 8a Preceptorship or Band 8a arrangement. Applicants from final year trainees for the Preceptorship 7/8a are welcome.It is a stimulating time in the service as the post-holders will be part of multi-professional teams supporting the Transformation of our Community Services in BSMHFT as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.The post offer easily accessible travel routes including trains and buses.We would welcome applications from those looking to build upon their clinical skills with a wide range of presenting difficulties post qualification or those with more experience who are keen to develop specialisms and greater leadership roles to make a difference in the community.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and skilled clinician who can work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a range of clinical services. The individual will have excellent opportunities to gain experience of multilevel and integrated service provision and to further develop skills of complex case assessment, formulation and the application of evidence based psychological interventions, both individual and in groups. You should have experience of working with service users with complex mental health and behavioural needs additionally to be familiar with the needs of a diverse BAME community and working in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.

We have an established track record in service innovation supporting a diverse range of clinical and academic interest, with time for research and teaching related activities built into many of our psychological professions job plans. There are clear career paths for psychologists in the service who join us, and we are committed to your development through training and supervision.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 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 psychology


  • Additional qualifications in an accredited therapy



  • Significant post qualification experience of specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients with complex difficulties across adult secondary or tertiary care settings. (for 8a post)
  • Experience working in Adult Secondary or Tertiary Mental Health services (for Preceptorship)


  • Experience of working with service users with personality difficulties/complex trauma/psychosis



  • Experience of running group based interventions for clinical problems


  • Post qualification experience and/or training in supervision

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in formulation of problems from psychological perspective and implementation of interventions appropriate for use with complex presenting problems


  • High level knowledge of theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies



  • Ability to interact with and to build an sustain relationships with people with mental health difficulties


  • Experience of working closely with others in an MDT setting

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Orsborn House, Community Mental Health Teams

55 Terrace Road


B19 1BP

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