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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Specialist Memory Service

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?

Here at CNWL we encourage our psychological professions staff to pursue leadership opportunities in senior roles. Various prominent leadership roles within the Trust are currently held by Psychologists including: Director of Strategy and Integration, Chief Information Officer, & Clinical Directors. We facilitate the development of our psychological professions staff across all areas. The professional group is led by our Director of Therapies and our Chief Psychologist, both Consultant Clinical Psychologists.

We are looking for applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic psychologists and therapists who are committed to delivering patient-focused care and treatment. We are looking for well-rounded and experienced practitioners. Our staffwork pro-actively, with confidence, motivation and initiativeWe find that they are oftenflexible,robust and resourceful and able to manage the challenges of working in an environment which can be demanding.

We prioritize collaboration within our team and with our community partnerships, so we are hoping to find candidates who have the required communication and interpersonal skills that will allow them to thrive when working within their own team and with external partner organizations, in order to provide a meaningful service to the diverse populations we serve.

Main duties of the job

This post is responsible for providing high quality psychology and neuropsychology services to the Milton Keynes Specialist Memory Service. The team provides assessment and intervention to people living in Milton Keynes with suspected dementia and with a diagnosis of dementia. The service also provides support to the families and carers of people with dementia. This post also involves offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to the carers of service users, and working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Teams' policies and procedures.

The service functions in both outpatient clinic and community settings. The post holder will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team, comprising of psychiatry, nursing and occupational therapy, in order to ensure the highest standards of care. The post holder will be required to complete home visits where indicated and may be required to travel to different sites within CNWL for meetings.

Supervision and support will be provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Older Adults.

The post holder will need to be a qualified and registered therapist or psychologist , with the HCPC or equivalent.

Please note:The job description for this post is based on Band 8a competencies. However, newly qualified applicants will also be considered at Band 7 with a preceptorship period.

About us

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ in line with our values, our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries. With us, you will get -

A Trust committed to staff personal development, with a trust wide culture change and leadership programme that has staff wellbeing at its core.

An opportunity to work for one of the top 10NHS employers

Flexible working

Variety of work

Access to a variety of CPD opportunities

We encourage staff input and ideas in relation to moving services forward, improving care pathways and meeting the client group's needs.

As a Trust we are committed to investing in our staff through a range of initiatives, both profession-specific and organisation wide. Psychological professions staff are able to access a range of trust-wide CPD initiatives. We have partnered with Bespoke and Contextual Consulting to provide some of the profession specific CPD, alongside additional CPD sessions we commission as part of CNWL CPD programme for Psychological Professions. CNWL also has seven established staff networks supporting a range of individual needs.

Take a look at our dedicated website for lots of useful information

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see individual job descriptions for information as to each role. If candidates are interested in more than one role, please do contact the Lead Psychologist, as there may be opportunities to blend roles or work across more than one team depending on interest and experience.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training in clinical Psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Current HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Training in clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.


  • Pre-or post -qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings
  • Experience in clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
  • Experience of older people with functional illness


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision

Knowledge and skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.


  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

MK14 6BL

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