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Principal Clinical Psychologist 8B

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you enjoy joining with colleagues from multiple statutory agencies in designing and developing truly integrated ways of working in the community to deliver the best possible care to people with physical health conditions in Coventry.

Are you looking to work with people at a point when you can make a significant impact on their quality of life and that of the people that matter to them? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with your multidisciplinary colleagues to support delivery of psychological approaches? Would you enjoy the opportunities that working in community physical health services offer?

We are a growing and very friendly clinical health psychology team. The Out of Hospital Clinical Health Psychology Service works very closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues to enable to best possible outcomes for the persons physical and mental wellbeing. Our work is community based allowing us the privilege of meeting the person in their own home or providing clinic-based work. Meeting the psychological needs of people with physical health difficulties has national focus and you would be encouraged to work internally and externally to the trust, to ensure clinically robust provision is available to all who need it. We encourage and support professional development opportunities and would look to embed this learning across the Trust's Directorate.

Main duties of the job

To lead the development of psychological provision to specific elements of the new integrated care approach being developed across Coventry.

To provide consultation to colleagues, and specialist assessment and treatment to patients and their families receiving care from multi-disciplinary colleagues across all teams working within Coventry Out of Hospital Services. Coventry Out of Hospital Services provide emergency, acute and planned nursing care and allied health professional therapy within the community for house bound patients or people receiving specialist care such as Parkinson's Disease, wound care, and palliative care

Contribute to the development of psychological practice across all Out of Hospital teams through teaching, collaboration and supervision.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical Psychology or Counselling
  • Psychology registered by the HPC, specifically including models of psychopathology and two or more distinct psychological therapies.

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Knowledge of research and audit methodology suitable to the job.
  • Assessed post-qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist., including neuropsychological experience, sufficient to have completed Band 7 preceptorship requirements
  • Experience of working with people and their carers in a physical health setting
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.



  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services, and to work in the agile model

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Newfield House

Kingfield Road



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