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Senior Assistant Psychologist - Neuropsychology (Wigan and Leigh CNST)

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be able to offer a Senior Assistant Psychologist post in the Northern Care Alliance, based in Wigan as part of the Wigan and Leigh Community Neurorehabilitation and Stroke Team.

This is a full-time, permanent, band 5 post.

This advert will close once sufficient numbers of applications have been received.

Main duties of the job

You will assist with the overall development of the new Neuropsychology provision within the team and contribute to:
  • Assessments, formulations and interventions for clients referred to the CNST in Wigan and Leigh. This is likely to include home visits. You will work closely with Clinical Neuropsychology colleagues and other members of the trans-disciplinary team.
  • You will also hold responsibilities for maintaining patient databases and assisting in audit and service evaluation.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

This community role requires applicants to have a means of personal transport due to the nature of working across a large borough conducting home, hospital and community visits. We acknowledge this as an inherent barrier to many people hoping to apply and an indicator of inequality at the stage of application. Whilst being aware of this reality, we are still very keen to promote diversity and reduce inequity within Clinical Psychology and hope to act on this value where we can in this recruitment process.

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Proven experience in a relevant job role
  • Professional knowledge gained through academic study
  • Previous experience of working directly with people who present with cognitive, behavioural or emotional difficulties
  • Ability to demonstrate support of the values and beliefs of the NCA
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to organise information and data
  • Ability to work with an liaise with a range of professionals and services


  • Previous experience of working within a team
  • Previous research and audit experience
  • Previous experience of using neuropsychological or psychometric tests
  • Psychological knowledge and skills developed through personal experiences

Registration / Qualfifications


  • Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Honours Degree in Psychology (minimum 2:1 or 2:2 with additional information)

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Wigan and Leigh Community Neurorehabilitation and Stroke Team

Chandler House



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