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Principal Psychologist- Inpatient

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024
Principal Psychologist- relocation package and recruitment incentive available.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding and is a great place to work. Support for further training and CPD is given (financial/time), flexible working and we are keen to support the wellbeing and professional development of our colleagues.

This post is for an 8B psychologist to lead a small team of Adult Mental Health psychologists, CAP and AP at Berrywood Hospital, inpatient unit based in Northampton. Psychology is valued at Berrywood and has an established and important presence there. This role would include clinical work as well as supervision and delegated line management of the psychology staff based at the Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Inpatient Psychology service provides staff support, debriefing and team formulation sessions as well as individual clinical work with service users. The post holder will also be expected to be active in supporting service development to help ensure efficient and therapeutic practice across the wards, good communication, service user involvement, and recovery-orientated and positive risk-taking approaches. An interest in working within complex healthcare systems would be an advantage, as would demonstrable experience of offering training, team formulation, supervision and consultation.

The Trust has an active network of Psychologists and Psychological Therapists, and you would be actively encouraged to participate in network meetings and other CPD activities. You would work alongside the Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Welland Centre, Kettering and be supported and receive specialist supervision from the lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health employed within the Trust. We have good links with both the Leicester and Oxford Doctoral training courses, and regularly host trainees on placement.

About us

This permanent post benefits from a recruitment incentive of �5,000 pro rata for successful candidates over 2.5 years.

Initial payment of �2,000 will be made in the 1st month with a subsequent payment of �2,000 made on the 13th month of employment. The remaining �1,000 will be paid out in the 18th month of employment. Terms and conditions apply. Relocation package is available up to �8, 000, if the successful post holder relocates to Northamptonshire and meet other eligibility Criteria. This is subjected to approval.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • 4 years post qualification
  • at least 2 years as a senior psychologist


  • relevant post qualification training



  • relevant post qualification clinical experience
  • relevant post qualification experience in leadership and/ or management

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Berrywood Hospital

Berrywood Drive, Duston



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