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Consultant Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to lead the Personality and Relational service in Teesside. Your key role will be to support Adult Mental Health Services in developing their skills, knowledge and attitudes supporting them to enhance the recovery of people with diagnoses of personality disorder and that service delivery in general is personality and relationally informed. You will achieve this through a range of supervisory, consultative, and service development and improvement interventions.

Candidates should be significantly experienced clinicians with excellent interdisciplinary working skills and interested in developing and delivering an innovative service. A proven track record of consultancy, clinical leadership and supervisory experience in the field of Adult Mental Health is essential. A working knowledge and understanding of Structured Clinical Management, is desirable.

You will be required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development and we have an excellent track record for developing our psychology workforce. There are also strong links to the local D.Clin.Psy. Programmes as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

Main duties of the job

Direct psychological therapy will not be a large or primary part of your role. You will join a network of four colleagues doing the same job in the other localities, and be guided by a trust wide steering group. The nature of the role means that driving will be essential.

Psychologists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles on their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Extensive experience of working in a clinical setting
  • Trained in a minimum of 2 therapeutic modalities

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in highly distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena, theories and application.



  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Roseberry Park Hospital

Marton Road



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