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Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Clinical Psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team that warmly welcomes psychological ideas and practices. We are seeking to appoint a Band 8A to work in the Salford Division Ramsgate House Community Mental Health Team.We are looking for a Psychologist with enthusiasm and an appreciation of the challenges and rewards of working within a culturally diverse service venturing towards community transformation where MDT working will have a recovery focus. Supporting the inclusion of the 6 core therapeutic modalities.

Main duties of the job

With a significant focus upon multi-disciplinary team working, the post will require a strong contribution to MDT meetings to support CMHT clinicians in decision making and care planning. The post holder will be expected to provide appropriate supervision and consultation to members of the CMHT to support the development of psychological expertise within the team. There is also the opportunity to provide assessments and psychological interventions for service users who present with complex mental health needs. Participation in audit, research, service development initiatives and teaching and training will be encouraged and supported.

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

To provide a high quality clinical psychology service to clients of the Ramsgate House CMHT . The post holder will be an active member of the CMHT and will liaise across all sectors of care, providing highly specialist, psychological assessment and therapy for clients with complex psychological needs, offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, as well as to other non-professional carers and workers of other agencies where appropriate.

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
  • NMC, HCPC or registered with equivalent professional body


  • Post Qualification Training in a therapeutic modality
  • Supervision Qualification



  • Experience of working with service users with severe mental health difficulties
  • Experience of using a cognitive approach
  • Experience of using a cognitive Behaviour Framework
  • Experiencing of providing clinical supervision


  • Good understanding of risk / assessment
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of working with people with complex presentations and high rates of co-morbidity
  • Demonstrates experience of working with people to formulate crisis
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of working with those presenting with Complex emotional and relational needs
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working in a CMHT

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Ramsgate House CMHT

43 Ramsgate Street


M7 2YL

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