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Clinical Psychologist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This job is for an 8a Clinical Psychologist, however we would also welcome applications from trainees qualifying in September 2024, who if successful at interview would be recruited to a preceptorship post (band 7/8a). This job comes with guaranteed further training attached to it (this would be agreed with the successful applicant and could involve training in Systemic Therapy, CAT, or EMDR), thus allowing us to support the ongoing professional development of our psychological therapies service and to continue to enhance our offer of psychological therapies for the older adults within our community.

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our Older Peoples Service (located in the South and West Bradford Team). This post will involve working both within the Older Peoples' Community Mental Teams and the Memory Assessment and Treatment Service and thus experience of working within mental health services and undertaking neuropsychological assessments is essential.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within a friendly and well-established multi disciplinary team (including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychiatry) and will work with colleagues, helping promote the implementation of psychologically informed care through the provision of consultation, supervision and teaching and training.

Within Bradford District Care Foundation NHS Trust, we place importance in training and supervision. There is a psychological therapy training budget and regular supervision available to staff. We have links with the Leeds University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course and provide regular placements to trainees from the course.

For further information about this post please contact either Dr Vickie Campbell-Hemming (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Older Peoples' Psychological Therapies -

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide specialist evidence based psychological assessment, formulation & therapy, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision, consultation and advice on psychological therapies.
  • Provide clinical consultation and advice to healthcare professionals across all localities.
  • Support adherence to relevant NICE guidance and clinical governance arrangements.
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.
  • Work with the Team/Clinical Manager on service development, leading research and development activities.

Closing Date: 10th June 2024

Shortlisting Date: 11th June 2024

Interview Date: W/C 24th June 2024

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate level training in clinical or applied psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical, psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence.
  • Accreditation from a recognised Psychological Therapy body e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP, HCPC via: (a) Professional route requiring previous mental health qualification e.g. Clin. Psych., RMN, Dip. SW. or (b) where applicable, the KSA (knowledge, skills and attitude) route (e.g. with the BABCP).


  • Eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status.
  • Undertaken post-qualification further training in a specialised area of psychological practice e.g. neuropsychology, CBT, CAT, DBT, solution focused therapy, analytical therapy, systemic / family work etc.
  • Leadership training.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience.



  • Significant experience in relevant area of mental health practice.
  • Application of evidenced based specialist psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service.
  • Application of specialist psychological therapy within individual and group modality.
  • Clinical leadership experience.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision


  • Involvement in innovative clinical practice.
  • Experience applying specialist psychological therapy to patients who have complex difficulties.
  • Involvement in clinical research programmes.
  • Involvement in the development and provision of clinical teaching programmes.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Horton Park Centre

Horton Park Avenue



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