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Principal Clinical Psychologist - Band 8b

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
Fantastic opportunities for dynamic Principal Clinical Psychologists come join Inpatient Adult Mental Health Services!
  • Different locations (Coventry/Warwick).
  • Various hours (from 22.5 hours to 30.0 hours). - full time hours will be considered
  • Flexible working a third of your role can be remote if preferred
  • Relocation Packages may be available

Working in inpatient mental health really is a great use of all the skills we have as psychologists. No two days are the same, and the role is varied, interesting, and thought-provoking. One day you can be delivering highly specialist trauma focused therapy, and the next you can be leading on psychological skills training or a service evaluation! As a clinical psychologist, there really are so many fantastic opportunities to make a difference.

If you're interested in clinical leadership and psychologically upskilling at ward level, then this is the role for you. In addition to working directly with patients, you will have a significant role working with ward leaders to ensure delivery of supervision and reflective practice that contribute to trauma and psychologically-informed services. We're keen to recruit recovery-oriented, enthusiastic, and thoughtful team players, and welcome all conversations if you wish to know more. You're also very welcome to come meet some of the team and see the environment you could be working in. These roles cover our treatment wards or our PICUs.

Main duties of the job

If you're interested in joining a busy, diverse, and energetic team, please give us a call!

For more information on this role please see the attached information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the role and requirements.

Duties include:
  • Provide clinical leadership and direct input to wards when complex issues arise (patient and/or staff related).
  • Ensure systematic staff supervision on their wards.
  • Provide reflective practice to ward teams.
  • Develop and provide psychologically training to upskill the workforce in psychological skills in their service area.
  • Direct work with highly complex service users.
  • Lead on QIPs, relevant audits, and research on ward.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK] as approved by the HCPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Knowledge and skills


  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology.
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • 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.



  • Significant assessed experience of working as a qualified psychologist within acute / crisis settings/physical health settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, as an individual clinician and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings.



  • Requirement to travel throughout the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


St Michaels Hospital

St Michael's Road


CV34 5QW

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