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HCPC Practitioner Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Health and Justice Services part of GMMH Specialist Service Care Group are looking to recruit a committed and dynamic HCPC psychologist to work within the multi-disciplinary mental health team at HMP Wymott, Leyland. The post holder will provide psychological leadership as part of the wider H& J Psychology and Psychological therapies provision.

In addition to detailed assessments, formulations and the post holder will oversee the psychological therapy provision provided across the stepped-care model of mental health delivery within HMP Wymott, including providing clinical supervision to other professionals working within the psychological delivery of care.

As a senior member of the MDT, the post holder would be expected to act within a consultative and supervisory capacity supporting others working across the H& J footprint. They will work closely with the Consultant clinical psychologist and other senior staff and will be responsible for contributing to the wider workforce development intended to support the psychological understanding and skill-base of staff working with service users.

The successful applicant will form part of a team that works closely with the senior prison managers to ensure a psychologically informed service is offered. The post holder will link with other professionals and agencies in the wider system to ensure integrated care provision to optimise the outcomes for service users.

Main duties of the job

To work with individual service users presenting to the Integrated Mental Health team (IMHT) to support improved psychological health and well-being.

To complete detailed and thorough psychological assessments, formulations and provide therapy and intervention.

To provide consultation and advice and work as part of the IMHT MDT.

To exercise responsibility for implementing a range of psychological interventions with service users and supporting and supervising others to do so, including reformulation, monitoring and follow up.

To supervise, the delivery of psychological interventions as part of multi-disciplinary care planning.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent


  • Additional post qualification training
  • leadership qualification



  • Experience of working with complex presentations
  • Experience of working within a senior capacity including providing supervision
  • Working within forensic, inpatient or trauma informed services
  • MDT working and psychological consultations


  • Clear evidence of leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Wymott


PR26 8LW

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