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Band 7/8a Counselling or Clinical Psychologist - Preceptorship

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Would you like to work alongside other friendly, enthusiastic and supportive psychological therapists in Adult Community Mental Health in beautiful Derbyshire? Do you want join our Emotional Regulation Pathway, with high quality DBT training and support?

We are looking for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Band 7 or 8a, depending on experience, with progression by appraisal. We will provide relocation costs for the right candidate.

Our team of Psychologists & Psychological therapists are passionate about developing services that create meaningful change based on lived experience, so that people flourish, feel connected and empowered to pursue their aspirations.

The Permanent role is full time with part time and flexible working options as well as opportunities to work into other specialisms. We warmly welcome enquiries for a chat about the options and your interests. Please state job mix preferences (CMHT/ERP) and which Banding you are applying for in 'Supporting Information'.

Main duties of the job

Join our friendly Division of Psychology and Psychological Therapies (DPPT) at a truly exciting transformational time for us with our focus on 'Living Well' Community Mental Health Framework changes and trauma-informed care in our CMHTs. Together, these developments have collaboration, lived experience and compassionate relationships at the core and DPPT Services have a pivotal role.

Your will provide individual & group clinical work with your colleagues. You will promote psychological ideas by offering advice and consultation in addition to supervision and training to colleagues, multi-disciplinary practitioners, the wider organisation and contribute to service development.

We support and develop our staff to work with complexity, for example, by access to training to support work with complex trauma & offer specialist supervision 1:1 or in facilitated groups for DBT, CFT, complex dissociation, Psychodynamic, CBT or EMDR.

About us

You will be based in North-East Derbyshire Living Well Community Mental Health Team at Bolsover, joining a dynamic group of over 250 staff in our Division of Psychology & Psychological Therapies. You will be joining us at a time of exciting, innovative and values-based transformation for place based and needs led integrated care across our localities, with trauma informed and trauma sensitive practice at the forefront of these developments.

Join our Psychology Services and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust. Our team reports feeling valued and supported working in services focused on staff well-being and service transformation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Join our Psychology Services : Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ( and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to making a positive difference in people's lives.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTQI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and well-being opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Please state job mix preferences and which Banding you are applying for in Supporting Information.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Good Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above). Eligibility for Graduate membership of BPS
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the B.P.S./HCPC
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist by the HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status of BPS
  • Post qualification training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Post qualification specialist training/experience of assessment/intervention for people with complex mental health problems


  • Post qualification training in a therapy model
  • Chartered status with BPS



  • Experience of working with clients across a variety of settings
  • Commitment to developing specialist area of expertise relevant to the post through significant training, personal study, etc


  • Expertise and interest in specialist area relevant to adult mental health
  • Training and interest in working within a DBT framework

Knowledge and Skills


  • Very high level of interpersonal and communication skills enabling written and oral presentation and receipt of complex and sensitive information, to facilitate acceptance, and relate effectively in an emotive and hostile environment


  • Ability to process text, set up and use databases and spreadsheets



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bolsover/Clay Cross Community Mental Health Team

The Old Vicarage


S44 6HF

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