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Assistant Psychologist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Psychologist to join our Clinical Health Psychology Department as part of the Northern Care Alliance. The role is based at Salford Royal Hospital.

The Assistant Psychologist will support the team in the provision of psychological care to patients/clients across a number of different specialist teams within the Clinical Health Psychology Department (including but not limited to: Gastro, Renal, Weight Management, CFS and Long Covid).

All work will be carried out under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist and will involve assessment, intervention, and indirect methods of working such as teaching/training.

The post holder will also assist in clinically related administration, audit and research as well as playing a significant role in supporting the work of the Departments Expert by Experience Patient Group (EEPG).

The successful candidate will be well supported by qualified colleagues as well as having good access to peer support with other Assistant Psychologists working for the NCA.

Main duties of the job

  • Work with patients suffering from a range of medical/surgical conditions as part of the clinical health psychology team
  • A range of activities including providing psychological therapy for patients, co-facilitating psycho-educational groups, data analysis, literature reviews, data collection and audit.

Please note we may close this position early once a sufficient number of applications are received.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification

Registration / Qualifications


  • Honours degree in Psychology with 2:1 minimum.


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design or analysis.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Contact with people with psychological and/or physical health problems.
  • Understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with psychological difficulties and/or other physical health problems.
  • A good knowledge of lifespan psychology applied to healthcare.
  • Experience of using IT software e.g.Excel for databases or data analysis.
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Psychologist


  • Experience of those with psychological and physical health difficulties.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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