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Senior Assistant Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
Post 1: 1.0wte Band 5 Senior Assistant Psychologist - INRU

Post 2: 0.5wte Band 5 Senior Assistant Psychologist - INRU

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Ideal opportunity to gain further experience working alongside a practitioner psychologist in a busy clinical environment, developing and delivering specialist neuropsychology services to an intermediate neurorehabilitation unit.

Will strengthen further applications to professional training courses for the psychological professions e.g. Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychology doctoral programmes. You must already have some experience in working clinically in relevant area following completion of a recognised undergraduate degree in Psychology (conferring GBR with the British Psychological Society)

Main duties of the job

Provision of neuropsychological assessments, interventions (behavioural and/or cognitive), report writing, representing psychology at MDTs, audits, teaching and project work (where appropriate).

Strong clinically focused skills required to work in an intensive environment with a range of healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care to those affected by brain injury.

Significant degree of autonomy will be expected from postholder at times.

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



  • oAn upper second-class honours degree or higher in psychology
  • oEntitlement to graduate basis for chartership membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society


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



  • oExperience of working with people with neurological and/or mental health problems and/or other relevant health disabilities
  • oExperience of working as an assistant psychologist / research assistant or equivalent
  • oExperience of working independently and liaising with other healthcare workers


  • oExperience of working with patients in an Acute hospital setting



  • oAn understanding of psychology applied to health care.
  • oKnowledge of neuropsychological issues and assessment
  • oKnowledge of abnormal psychology and CBT



  • oHigh level communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive
  • oAbility to communicate sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues in an appropriate way
  • oAbility to produce reports under supervision to a high standard
  • oAn ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a mental health and/or a neuropsychology service context



  • oThe ability to travel to a range of locations in a timely and efficient manner

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road


M41 5SL

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