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Senior/Principal Clinical Psychologist (�7k* Welcome Bonus)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Older Adult 8b (or 8a to 8b Preceptorship) Clinical Psychology Role available offering clinical input and leadership across the older adult in-patient pathway.

We require a motivated, dynamic and experienced qualified Clinical Psychologist to join our well established team of Clinical Psychologists offering input to the Older Adult Wards at the Harbour in Blackpool. In this role there are opportunities for direct and indirect/systemic clinical work, consultation, research, audit and clinical leadership. As a principal psychologist in the unit there would be opportunity for the post holder to deputise for the psychology lead alongside other 8bs in the unit. If taken on as preceptor you would be supported to reach the expected level of competencies for an 8b psychologist (over a period of up to two years subject to successful completion of the competencies). This would be supported by 8c and 8b psychologist(s) already working in the unit as well as the older adult professional lead and wider older adult psychology network.

Main duties of the job

The Harbour is a purpose built psychiatric hospital that opened in 2015. As such it is a modern state of the art unit with excellent facilities for patients. You would be joining an established team of clinical psychologists at the Harbour that are interested in compassionate leadership approaches. We are invested in creating CPD and wider networking opportunities through regular team and wider inpatient psychology team interactions and events. We are a friendly cohesive team all working in the same building and as such this is a post with lots of peer support and interaction with psychology colleagues. Psychology input at the Harbour is well established and very much appreciated by the wider multidisciplinary teams working here. Assistant psychologists are also employed on a fixed term basis and the post would be required to contribute to professional leadership and operational management of these posts. Additional older adult specific support and leadership is offered as the roles are fully integrated into the wider locality based, and Trust based older adult network of psychologists and psychological therapists.

About us

The �7k Welcome Bonus package applies to this role. The bonus is only available for people who are not currently employed (or who have not been employed in the last 12 months) by any NHS provider trust in the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in a like-for-like role e.g. a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse at another Trust in the LSC ICS would not be eligible for the bonus if moving to a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse role at LSCFT. Bank only workers for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are eligible for the scheme if they have not held a substantive role in Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in the last 12 months (subject to all other terms and conditions being met). These incentives are subject to recovery clauses within the first 6 months of employment. This bonus is applicable to any successful candidate who applied from 1st July 2024 - 30th September 2024.The �7k Welcome Bonus package is designed to attract and retain the very best staff in post. The amount a new starter would receive is shown in the Welcome Bonus Payment Schedule below:

o �3,000 after 2 months of employment (counted from start date with LSCFT)o �2,000 after 12 monthso �2,000 after 24 months

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: This bonus scheme is subject to a Repayment Clause should the post holder leave this role within 6 months of commencing employment.

For more details, please visit our website - Welcome bonus and relocation packages terms and conditions :: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (

If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss them please contact

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996
  • HCPC registration as practitioner psychologist.



  • An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Demonstrable evidence of a continuing commitment to developing expertise in psychological assessment and intervention

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Harbour



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