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Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist Preceptorship 7-8a

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Pro Rata if Part Time Hours
Closing date
27 May 2024
Band 7-8a preceptorship

We welcome applications from Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists. These posts could either be appointed as a band 7 preceptorship working towards an 8a position, or at an 8a depending upon skills and experience. Responsibilities will be adjusted accordingly. The post covers the Regional Inpatient CAMHS Hospital in Moseley, South Birmingham for young people age 12-17 years old requiring hospital assessment and treatment in Specialist Eating Disorders care , General Adolescent Unit and a higher dependency unit.

We work as part of a multidisciplinary team and are an enthusiastic and dynamic team of Psychologists who value our professional identity and career progression opportunities that develop the 4 pillars of key skills namely our therapeutic expertise, leadership, education of others and service development within Tier 4 and linking with Forward Thinking Birminghamacross our mental health services division.

These skills are nurtured and developed from the moment you join the team, through training and supervision of individual work and service development projects. We are innovative and creative and we are looking for others who would like to join the team.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining our team at an exciting time of change. We have a vision for transforming organisational culture to support colleagues to deliver recovery focused, skills-based, trauma informed, and psychologically minded care to young people and families to meet the diverse needs of the young people and families we serve. We aim to find strategic solutions to the challenges that arise in seeing our vision through and invite you to apply if believe you can make a difference.

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Dr. Lisa Walton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head Of Psychological Therapies - Inpatient CAMHS, Tel. 0121 333 9955. We welcome and recommend visits so that you can meet the team and see what we do and decide whether this is the role for you.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Parkview Clinic, Regional Inpatient CAMHS, Forward Thinking Birmingham which is part of Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Clinical Psychology Doctorate
  • HCPC registered


  • Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors

Knowledge & Nature Of Experience


  • Experience of working with children /adolescents


  • Experience of working in an inpatient and/or acute health setting

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Facilitating clinical decision making & care planning With multi disciplinary professionals


  • Ability to assimilate a lot of information in a fast paced, highly emotive environment

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Experience of psychological assessments
  • Understanding of specialist psychological literature/ guidelines
  • Ability to use IT to prepare reports
  • Confidence & experience of using Microsoft systems (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc)
  • Confidence and experience with using common NHS IT systems e.g. Electronic Patient Record (EPR), Electronic Staff Record (ESR)


  • Confidence and experience of using digital platforms to aid communication and connection e.g. MS Teams, zoom, AccuRX, Doctor Doctor

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Inpatient CAMHS, Parkview Clinic

60 Queensbridge Road, Moseley


B13 8QE

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