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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Option for Band 7 preceptorship is available
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist with enthusiasm and interest in working with older people to join a friendly and supportive memory assessment service. The post is advertised at Band 8a, though we strongly encourage psychologists in clinical training or working at Band 7 to apply for the post on a preceptorship basis.

The psychology resource within Bolton Memory Assessment Service consists of a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologist and trainees on placement, who are all a core part of the wider service MDT. We have good links with the Northwest clinical psychology training programmes and Northwest FPOP. The postholder would also have links with the wider Older People's psychology service in GMMH. As a group we meet twice annually for continuing professional development, as well as other regular forums, and opportunities for further training are encouraged and supported.

Applicants must be registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. The post is available on a permanent contract.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out a range of psychological and diagnostic neuropsychological assessments to support the dementia diagnostic process. They will also provide post-diagnostic support interventions, both with individuals and groups. Regular supervision is provided. Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience of, or a high level of enthusiasm/commitment to, working with older people with or without dementia and/or conducting neuropsychological assessments/interventions. Experience of working within multidisciplinary environments will also be an advantage. The post holder will be required to assist with the supervision of junior members of staff (e.g. Support Workers, Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists). The post holder will be required to complete or oversee service audit and evaluation projects and contribute to service development activities such as staff training. Post holders will need to contribute actively to team and multi-disciplinary working, so a high standard of written and verbal communication is required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members 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

A detailed overview of the job description and main responsibilities is outlined in the documents attached.

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



  • Eligibility to register as a clinical/counselling psychologist with the HCPC.


  • Training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological relevance (e.g. neuropsychology, a specific therapeutic modality).



  • Experience of specialist psychological & neuropsychological assessment and treatment of older people and those with psychological difficulties in the context of an organic presentation (mainly dementia), across a range of care settings.


  • Significant experience of diagnostic neuropsychological assessment and relevant cognitive rehabilitation interventions



  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials, suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings


  • Experience of supervision of other psychologist and non-psychologist colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Bolton Memory Assessment Service, Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



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