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Clinical Psychologist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
This a great opportunity to join a psychologically minded, highly skilled MDT. There is responsibility with the post for promoting psychological approaches and formulation within the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be expected to be skilled in highly specialised psychological therapies for eating disorders and to be able to deliver these for people with severe and enduring eating disorder presentations.

The post has a broader purpose of promoting psychology through the supervision of trainee clinical psychologists, clinical apprentices, assistant psychologists and placement students. The post holder will be required to continue to lead psychological thinking regionally through the East Midlands Provider Collaborative.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a member of the Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service, which serves the residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The service provides multidisciplinary community-based support. The post holder will provide leadership and support in team development and developing clinical practice, and will provide supervision individually and in groups. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. The post holder will co ordinate and manage a complex caseload of patients and will provide support to other team members in helping them review and formulate patient needs.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see full post details and requirements for the post within the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • oPost-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • oCurrent Registration with the HCPC



  • oEvidence for post-qualification specialist training relevant to Eating Disorders (e.g. CBT-E, MANTRA, SSCM)
  • oAdvanced knowledge, experience and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical practice gained though post-qualification specialist training and supervised practice (e.g. CBT, CFT, CAT, IPT)


  • Further relevant post qualification training including: CBT-E oMANTRA oSSCM oCFT-E
  • Training related to ASD and neurodiversity



  • oExperience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist with adults with severe and complex mental health needs.
  • oExperience of providing specialist clinical psychology services to adult service users and their families / care systems. .
  • oWorking with a wide range of populations including clients from BME groups.
  • oExperience of consultation and training across adult mental health services and other third sector services supporting people with complex mental health needs and their families
  • oExperience of multi-agency working in planning and delivering patient care.
  • oProvision of clinical supervision and training to junior clinical psychologists and practitioners from other professional groups


  • oExperience of staff training.
  • oExperience of clinical audit and/or service evaluation
  • oExperience of developing care pathways within NHS services



  • oDetailed knowledge of a range of models of assessment, formulation, management and treatment of mental health difficulties
  • oKnowledge of systemic approaches to working with Families / care systems.
  • oKnowledge of assessment and evidenced based treatment of trauma
  • oPresentation and teaching skills.
  • oKnowledge of the Safeguarding protocol.
  • oKnowledge of the assessment and evidenced based treatment of mental health difficulties relevant to Community ED and across a broad age


  • oKnowledge of guidelines and policy informing best practice for Adult Eating Disorder Services



  • oSpecialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations.
  • oTo communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients.
  • oResearch and Audit skills to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, in conjunction with Team Leads and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service.
  • oAppropriate IT skills


  • oExperience of presentation/ teaching.
  • oPublications/ research experience



  • Driving license and car

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard



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