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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Post: Band 8A (1.0WTE)

Intermediate Neurorehabilitation Unit (INRU)

We are keen to recruit a Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist to work within our Trust in a well-developed and experienced neuropsychology service. This permanent post will really benefit someone looking for a diverse range of experience in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, as well as gaining key skills in supporting safe discharge planning. We anticipate that the post will suit those keen to develop their clinical skills/portfolios, particularly those considering or working towards QiCN status.

We are happy to consider applications from soon to qualify/recently qualified practitioner psychologists who would be appointed at Band 7 initially.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of and enthusiasm for working within neuropsychological services and will provide a service of specialist assessment and intervention, working with a team of multidisciplinary staff. There are excellent opportunities within the service to become involved with service developments and with audit and research projects. The service has close links with Lancaster and Liverpool Doctorate Training Programmes and is the Host Trust for the Manchester Doctorate Programme, and you may gain valuable experience in supervising other staff as a result.

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



Has required qualifications


Post qualification training in Neuropsychology



Has experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist in relevant area


Has experience working within specialist MDT

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



  • oProfessional qualification in Clinical Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • oRegistration as a Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC


  • oPost qualification training in Neuropsychology



  • oExperience of working as a Clinical Psychologist within Neuropsychological services post qualification (less experienced candidates will be appointed at Band 7 and work towards 8A competencies)
  • oExperience of providing supervision and training
  • oPrevious experience of neuropsychological assessment and delivering structured psychological interventions to clients with complex neuropsychological presentations
  • oExperience of working with clients with challenging behaviours arising from neuropsychological conditions


  • oExperience of working within stroke/neurorehabilitation neuropsychology services in either community or inpatient settings
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team within NHS Services



  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.


  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to clients of the service eg Mental Capacity Act and DOLS



  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of neuropsychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • oSkills in providing clinical consultation to other professionals.
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Trafford General Hospital

Greater Manchester

M41 5SL

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