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Clinical Psychologist Band 7 to Band 8a Development Post

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist who is enthusiastic about applying their skills in a Community Learning Disability Service. Consideration for this post includes both experienced and newly qualified Psychologists. You will be supported to develop in/or into an 8a post through achieving relevant competencies e.g. in supervision, leadership, audit/research/presentation.

You will be a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist who will offer a psychological service for adults with learning disabilities who have specialist health needs and work closely with their families and carers. You will be working in the East and Southampton Community Learning Disability Service, working across bases in Fareham and Southampton City. Services provided will include specialist psychological assessment, intervention, and consultation on clients' psychological care to a wide range of stakeholders. You will be able to work with a diverse, adult client group with wider MDT working together to produce the best outcomes for service-users. We have a strong interest in Trauma Informed Care and Reflective Practice.

Supervision and CPD are high priorities for the Team. The service has a commitment to Clinical Psychology Training and has close links with the University of Southampton Doctoral training programme.

A permanent, 0.8WTE position is available however full or part time working will be considered for the right applicant. Please specify your preference in your statement.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is a member of the multi-professional team. As a registered clinician, with a good level of clinical experience and post-qualification training, the post-holder will provide expertise across the Community Learning Disability Service.

Dependent on banding and experience, working with the senior management team, clinical staff to take a direct delivery of the range of psychological consultations, assessments, and interventions in line with the current evidence base and best practice. To ensure the appropriate delivery of assessment, interventions and outcomes for people and their families and carers who require the Community Learning Disability services within Southampton and East Hampshire. They will contribute to the ongoing quality and governance of both clinical psychology and broader service provision within the Locality Community Learning Disability Service.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Non-Clinical Psychologists must be able to demonstrate competencies in the above
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Car Driver, with access to a vehicle for business travel.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


7 The Potteries

Wickham Road



PO16 7ET

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