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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

This is a newly created vacancy for a band 8a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology and brain injury rehabilitation. This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. We would be happy to welcome applications from newly qualified clinical psychologists with relevant experience who will be employed at band 7 as part of a band 8a development pathway.

The post-holder will support the provision of neuropsychology services within the Cheshire Acquired Brain Injury Service, working with adults in the community who have sustained acquired brain injuries and their families.

The Cheshire ABI Service is based on the Countess of Chester Health Park. The post-holder will provide clinical input by video consult, in outpatient clinics and in patients' homes this will require traveling across Cheshire, including rural areas with limited public transport links, often as a lone worker.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide highly specialist neuropsychology assessment, therapy, advice and consultation on ABI clients' psychological care for clients themselves, carers, professionals, and all other agencies.
  • To be accountable for own professional practice within professional guidelines and within the overall management structure of the ABI Service.
  • To provide clinical supervision and training to Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists where available and to other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To undertake appropriate research and development projects within the service under the direction of the Service's Grade 8c Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologists.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of an 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist. We are a friendly, creative and specialist team consisting of Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Case Managers and Vocational Rehabilitation Therapists. We work closely with other community services, local specialist providers, and regional neurosciences centres. We have good links with local DClinPsych programmes.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for the post-holder to develop and consolidate their neuropsychology skills within a long-established and well-regarded community brain injury service.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral or other HCPC recognised qualification in Clinical Psychology. Knowledge to include: models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, 2 or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and or other fields of psychology.
  • To have or working towards achieving the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology or further training / course attendance in relevant areas of psychological practice or at least desire to do so.
  • Evidence of further training, course attendance in relevant areas of neuropsychological practice
  • Experience of providing teaching and training.
  • Experience of contributing to policy and service development.

Knowledge and expertise


  • Working as a qualified applied Clinical Psychologist within a multi-disciplinary team context across the 18+ age group with a range of clinical severity and across a range of care settings
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within the context of multi-disciplinary team.
  • Highly developed skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Highly developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing complex, highly technical and/or sensitive information to clients, carers and other agencies.
  • Highly developed skills in providing information to other groups both professional and non professional
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervision


  • A good working knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised neuropsychological rehabilitation, including ways of working with people with complex disability in a rehabilitation setting
  • A good working knowledge of legislation in relation to ABI/stroke client group and mental health
  • Experience of liaison with other health professionals.
  • Experience of providing teaching and training.
  • Experience of contributing to policy and service development.



  • Use of a wide range of psychological and neuropsychological assessments and treatments of ABI/stroke clients across a range of community settings
  • Highly developed experience of interdisciplinary working


  • In-depth experience of ABI dual diagnosis mental health clients in a community setting
  • Experience of forensic services in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Acquired Brain Injury Service

Acorn Suite, 1829 Building, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester



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