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Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
**Potential Development Post**We have a vacancy for a Clinical Psychologist in Gloucestershire within our Older People's Mental Health Services based in Gloucester. This post is offered at a band 8a but we would consider appointing at a band 7 as a developmental role. If a full time position is preferred we may be able to combine this post with hours in another speciality such as Learning Disabilities or Assertive Outreach.The work will involve inputting to the Community Mental Health (CMHT) and Memory Assessment Service (MAS) teams. These teams are well established, friendly and value input from psychology. The role includes specialist therapeutic work with individuals, couples, families and groups as well as neuropsychological assessment and interventions. The post holder will also be involved with indirect work including consultancy, teaching and supervision of colleaguesYou will be joining a team of psychologists working with older people across Gloucestershire, all embedded within multi-disciplinary teams but working closely together to continuously improve service provision. We are a strong, stable and well-regarded service comprising a Consultant Lead Psychologist, seven Psychologists and a number of Assistants . We meet regularly for CPD, clinical and professional supervision and to work on joint service development and training projects.

Main duties of the job

Psychologists currently within the service offer formulation-driven therapeutic interventions from a range of models including CAT, Systemic, Compassionate Mind, CBT/Mindfulness and Neuropsychological approaches. We are keen to recruit someone who wishes to positively contribute to the skill mix within our team as well as the wider service.

There are good links with the Clinical Psychology Training Course at Bath University and psychologists in the service input to the Older Adult teaching programme, have trainees on placement and contribute to the selection process.

You will bring a strong interest in working with older people and their families and will be committed to the principles of person-centred and psychologically informed service delivery. You will be able to demonstrate professional and clinical skills directly relevant to the specialism including the use of neuropsychological assessment methods and formulation based interventions. This post would appeal to those who have a 'can do' attitude, and who would relish the opportunity to continue developing the service. The role requires an adaptable, flexible, resilient, hard-working team member who has excellent organisational skills and the ability to use their own initiative.

About us

We welcome discussion/applications both from those with the relevant experience and HCPC registration, and also from those who are about to qualify / have more recently completed training. (In the latter case we would discuss amendments to role with a view to appointing at Band 7.)

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application

Person Specification



  • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with the HPC


  • Chartered status



  • Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent Applied Psychology qualification), as accredited by the B.P.S


  • Evidence in application of Psychological knowledge to improve and develop practice in work to date



  • Receipt of at least 25 hours clinical supervision while working at a highly specialist level in a directly relevant area and in an increasingly autonomous capacityEssentialApplication Form Interview


  • Broad range of post-qualification experience



  • Experience of conducting appraisals and monitoring performance of staff


  • Care co-ordination or equivalent role with people with complex psychological needs

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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