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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist 7/8A (Preceptorship considered)

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Northampton/ Kettering
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata - Dependant on experience
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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This post is for newly created BAND 7-8A PRECEPTORSHIP clinical or counselling psychologist, in the south CMHTs based in Northampton OR North CMHTs based at St Mary's Hospital Kettering.

These teams are multi-disciplinary teams that provide specialist support and intervention to people with a range of mental health difficulties.

These permanent posts benefit from a recruitment incentive of �5,000 pro rata for successful candidates over 2.5 years. Initial payment of �2,000 will be made in the 1st month with a subsequent payment of �2,000 made on the 13th month of employment. The remaining �1,000 will be paid out in the 18th month of employment. Terms and conditions apply.

A relocation package is available up to �8, 000, if the successful postholder relocates to Northamptonshire and meet other eligibility criteria. This is subject to approval.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will provide psychological assessment and interventions across the breadth of client groups and presentations that are seen in the team. There are opportunities for specialising in a particular area. There will be opportunities to provide supervision, consultation, reflective practice and training to the multi-disciplinary teams and you will be supported to do this.

You would be working with other psychology colleagues to deliver and develop the service in a multidisciplinary team environment where the contribution of psychology is well-respected and valued.

The successful applicant(s) would be line managed and supervised by the Principal Psychologists based in the CMHTs. The Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Adult Mental Health Psychology Lead also provides support.

About us

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding

This post offers:o Preceptorship opportunity (support and bespoke professional development plan will be offered to work towards meeting the requirements of preceptorship)o Support for further relevant and accredited training (financial/time).o The opportunity to build a solid base of clinical skillso Support for relevant research/evaluationo Cross-specialty work and specialising in areas of interest if the post holder wishes (e.g. 1 or 2 sessions working in a different team or split post possibilities)o Mentorship opportunities and support from the Newly Qualified group

Coproduction is highly valued in the trust and we expect and encourage coproduction where possible. Furthermore, we are developing stronger links with third sector and community organisations.

We would consider applications for either full or part-time work and can offer hybrid working.

There is a very large, diverse psychology service of different specialities within the trust that provides extensive support and regular CPD opportunities through monthly psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks. The Trust enjoys good links with Oxford and Leicester Doctoral training courses and there are opportunities to participate in higher education teaching.

Northamptonshire is a pleasant area with a mix of rural and urban locations and is within easy distance of other key locations in the Midlands with excellent rail and road links.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or equivalent
  • eligibil/registered with HCPC


  • relevant post qualification training



  • experience working with adults


  • relevant experience to the role
  • supervision experience
  • additional training
  • BABCP accreditation/working towards

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Campbell House/ St Mary's Hospital

Campbell Square/ London Road

Northampton/ Kettering


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