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Band 7 Clinical Psychologist - Windmill House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our wonderful team working with older people in North Somerset! An exciting opportunity has arisen in our North Somerset Later Life Therapies service for a Clinical Psychologist to provide highly specialist psychological interventions to older adult service users and families within our community and memory services.

This role is suitable for a newly - qualified psychologist and we welcome applications from final year trainees.

The post-holder work across the Later Life services to enable flexibility in addressing psychological needs in the locality. It is a varied role, offering the post-holder a wonderful environment in which to build neuropsychological assessment and psychological therapy skills. We are a flexible employer and there will be opportunities for blended site-based and home working options.

The wider North Somerset Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) team meet monthly and the later life psychology team meet weekly so there is strong peer support, which is highly valued. We also benefit from having Trainee Clinical Psychologists from the University of Bath course year-round and there are opportunities to work jointly with other psychologists in the region. All PTS staff have access to regular activities to support their ongoing professional development.

Main duties of the job

This role is based at Windmill House in Clevedon, a thriving purpose-built facility that is also host to a new Mental Health Integrated Network Team. There are other clinical psychologists in the team who are ready to welcome and work alongside the new post-holder.

Our community mental health team is integrated with social care staff and has dedicated multidisciplinary clinicians. There are opportunities for consultation and training alongside direct clinical work in the form of specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and intervention. The clinical presentations are diverse, and we are seeking a psychologist with experience of working with older people with complex mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and physical and neurological comorbidities. Experience in CBT and systemic approaches would be beneficial as there is opportunity to run CBT groups and contribute to the family therapy service.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder would provide specialist psychological input, including assessment and appropriate treatment interventions, to service users across our North Somerset later life community services.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or soon to be awarded this)
  • HCPC registered (or eligible for registration)


  • Experience of working with older adults

Essential and Desirable


  • Experience of working alongside multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Use of evidence based therapeutic interventions


  • Provision of clinical supervision/consultation to other professionals
  • Interest in neuropsychology

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Windmill House

Windmill Road


BS21 6UJ

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