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Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist- part time 22.5hrs

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£60,983 to £70,536 a year Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata.
Closing date
29 May 2024

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This is part time role, 22.5hrs.

We would like to welcome an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to provide clinical leadership to our Older People's psychologists. You will be working alongside other senior operational and clinical leads to maintain a culture of compassionate, person-centred care, where staff feel appreciated and valued.

Our Older People's community mental health services provide specialist care to older people with mental health problems and dementia. This post will provide professional leadership and supervision for the Psychologists working in the two community teams across the Surrey Downs and East Surrey area of our Trust.

You will be professionally and clinically supervised by the Lead Consultant Psychologist for Older People's services, and receive specialist group neuropsychology supervision from a Clinical Neuropsychologist.

You will join an established group of psychologists working with older people across Surrey and North East Hampshire. We are a friendly and supportive department with a strong culture of furthering specialist skills and professional development.

The service has strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program at the University of Surrey, where we regularly provide placements and contribute to teaching on the programme.

Main duties of the job

Across all the community teams there is a strong multidisciplinary approach, where psychology is seen as a valuable resource. You will be working collaboratively with teams and the senior leadership team where you will help to develop the role of psychology within the service, and play a key role in the shaping of culture and processes in our teams.

You will ensure our team of qualified Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists are providing evidence-based, safe and high quality care. As a compassionate leader, you will ensure the team feel engaged, valued, and supported to develop in their roles.

The clinical sessions for this post are in the Mid Surrey community team, based in Epsom. Your role will involve delivering psychological and neuropsychological assessments and interventions for older people with mental health and dementia presentations. You will support the team with specialist psychological aspects of the work offering consultation and training.

You will also contribute to the leadership and development of the wider Older People's Psychology provision across the Trust as part of a team of senior Psychologists.

Travel to different sites and for home visits is required as part of the role.

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.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

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



  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees


  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work
  • Additional leadership/management study



  • Extensive post qualification clinical experience in relevant clinical setting
  • Experience of leading in clinical practice, service development or project work.
  • Experience of supervising trainees, assistant psychologists, qualified clinical/counselling psychologists and others providing psychological therapies

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Horizon House

28 Upper High Street


KT17 4QJ

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