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Principal 8B Clinical Psychologist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bolsover, Chesterfield
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills? Do you want to make a difference in the provision and development of excellent clinical services for colleagues and adult service users in the community? Are you good at building relationships, working with teams, and promoting new ways of doing things?

You will be a leading member of the Division of Psychology & Psychological Therapies services (DPPT) and be involved in supporting key service developments across the Working Age Adult community including the Living Well framework which embodies Primary Care, Secondary Care Social Care and VCSEs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Practitioner Psychologist to work up to 5 days per week and provide a high-quality clinical service across the CMHTs in North East Derbyshire & Bolsover You will be involved in the co-design of improved services for people with complex needs focusing on increased access to psychologically informed, co-produced care.

Main duties of the job

We are excited to offer this 8b role with excellent opportunities for an experienced Psychologist to consolidate and further develop their specialist skills in Adult Mental Health.

You will be a senior Clinical Psychologist within the North Derbyshire service and provide an expert person-centred clinical service through individual and group work as well as indirect work to support DPPT and multidisciplinary colleagues through advice, consultation and supervision.

You will also take a key role in service developments across working age adults community services. You will have excellent relationship-building skills and abilities to manage varied work demands, including research and audit.

Managed within Psychology, you will be joining a committed team of highly skilled Psychologists and Psychological Therapists working within Adult community services, and a wide network of Psychologists working in other specialties across DPPT in Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

About us

Join Derbyshire Healthcare and our friendly team to become part of a compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to making positive differences.

Our CQC rating was good overall with some outstanding services, and staff rated the Trust highly on health and wellbeing, morale and management support.

We have excellent opportunities to further develop specialist skills. We have clinicians with training and experience in a range of therapeutic models including ISTDP, MBT, ACT, CFT, Systemic therapy, CAT, EMDR. There are multiple opportunities for peer support, specialist supervision groups (eg therapy models, dissociation, EMDR, neuropsychology) and regular CPD events. We have excellent links with local Clinical Psychology Training Courses and provide regular placements and teaching.

We are transforming all our Trust's CMHTs by providing personalised, trauma-informed care and you will join the Division of Psychology and Psychological Services who have a pivotal role in this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

From 11 November 2021, everyone working in care homes has to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by law to protect residents. As a provider of services to CQC registered care homes, we shall only employ you if you are fully vaccinated in roles that require you to work in a DHcFT-led core unit or care home setting (unless you are medically exempt). Mandatory vaccination will be part of your terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies)

Person Specification



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • Good written communication skills with the ability to make complex information accessible with service users, staff and also the wider peer/academic community.


  • Experience of publications and the processes involved.

Education and Qualifications


  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the B.P.S., and giving eligibility for Chartered including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan development psychology
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS
  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Specialist training across a range of relevant adult mental health presentations e.g. complex trauma


  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Chartered Status with the BPS
  • Leadership training



  • Mental Health experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist including at a highly specialist level (usually for a minimum of four years, including two years at a highly specialised level)
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across a broad range of settings


  • Experience of working with clients with dual diagnosis (including substance misuse). Experience of working with people with neurodevelopmental issues

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


The Old Vicarage

High Street

Bolsover, Chesterfield

S44 6HF

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