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Clinical Psychologist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year PRO RATA
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a large and established team in the RMCH Paediatric Psychosocial Service.

We are looking for a committed Psychologist to join our large and welcoming team.

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is a regional Paediatric hospital and is in fact the largest children's hospital in Europe. Paediatric Psychosocial services are well regarded in the hospital and close relationships exist with our colleagues in paediatric (and indeed adult) medical specialties.

We are keen to promote innovative practice, as well as traditional individual psychological assessment and intervention. We work with hospital inpatients, groups, and with face-to-face as well as online/virtual modalities. We run patient groups, consultation groups and psychosocial meetings with other medical specialties, we actively contribute to the wider Trust Schwartz team and support a range of therapeutic intervention modalities, including neuropsychology, family therapy, ACT, CFT, Narrative, CBT approaches and psychotherapeutic approaches.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions
  • Contributing to MDT care planning and review
  • Providing consultation, training and support to the wider team
  • Developing the clinical psychology service in conjunction with senior colleagues
  • Supervision of more junior colleagues, trainee and assistant psychologists or other psychological practitioners
  • Contributing to audit and research

To be considered for this role, you'll need:
  • An accredited post-graduate qualification in Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Post-qualification experience of working within the fields of paediatric, adolescent or adult health psycholog

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a committed research service with our team contributing to a wide range of research projects and host some of our own too. Continuing professional development and further training is supported and encouraged at this grade in association with the appraisal process

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Qualification Diploma, masters, doctoral degree or equivalent accredited by the British Psychological Society as qualifying the person to work as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Experience and knowledge: significant experience of working as a child specialist clinical psychologist
  • skills and personal attributes Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management in work with children and families.
  • Education and supervision Experience in designing, planning and undertaking clinical research and service evaluation.
  • Experience in assessment and therapeutic work with children and families across the age range with a full range of presenting problems and across settings including community, outpatient and clinic settings.
  • Experience of working within specialist paediatric services.
  • Experience in teaching and training staff from other professional groups in psychological skills and concepts.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.


  • qualification Pre-qualification training or experience with children and adolescents.
  • Experience of working autonomously as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Education and Supervision Experience of teaching, training and supervision of assistant psychologists and trainee clinical psychologists.
  • Post Qualification Continuing Professional Development related to Paediatric Psychosocial services.
  • Experience of neuropsychological assessment

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust





M13 9WL

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