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Bank Principal Clinical Psychologist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Part Time
Bank Principal Clinical Psychologist

If you are passionate about making a positive difference to the quality of life of people with an acquired brain injury, then this post may be the opportunity for you. We are delighted to advertise a Bank post in the Acquired Brain Injury Team at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. The post is based at Bridge Mills in Kendal.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist who is committed and passionate about the delivery of psychological care within the Community. We welcome applications from HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists with skills and experience in Neuropsychology.

The post holder will provide a high level of expertise for specialist psychology assessment and neuropsychological assessment of adults with acquired brain injury. The post holder will be expected to provide a range of psychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. The post holder will lead a weekly inter-disciplinary meeting with the wider team. This work will also support the interdisciplinary team to inform an holistic, patient centred model of care.

New member of staff receive a warm welcome. Observation and shadowing are encouraged and you will have a dedicated clinical supervisor. As a member of the Acquired Brain Injury Team, you will be part of an experienced, and enthusiastic team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure the development of high quality, innovative, and evidence based neuropsychological rehabilitation practice within the Acquired Brain Injury service. The post holder will support the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Service Manager in all aspects of managing the service including being responsible for promoting and implementing agreed developments within the service.

The post holder will be required to provide a high level of expertise for specialist psychological assessment and neuropsychological assessment of adults with acquired brain injury, utilising and interpreting information from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi structured interviews with the patients, family members and other involved in the patients care.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money wel

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (BPS accredited) or its equivalent to meet requirements to register as a practitioner with the HCPC.
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC.
  • Clinical supervision training for Doctoral trainees.
  • Post graduate training in psychological therapy models.


  • Post graduate training in Neuropsychology through an accredited route for QiCN (e.g. PG Dip)
  • Post graduate training in evidence based psychological therapies.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, in-patient and residential care settings including 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 and neuropsychological care and treatment, within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings including in-patient


  • Experience of working with a range of neurological conditions.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

Skills Knowledge and Aptitudes


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological and cognitive assessment intervention and management.
  • Ability to integrate highly complex clinical information into a coherent formulation, and to apply this in treatment, management and rehabilitation.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups.
  • The ability to plan and organise in a manner consistent with a Service remit and the requirement of highly autonomous working.
  • 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, including the ability to communicate effectively with people with severe communicative disabilities.
  • Demonstrable ability to exercise full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
  • Ability to articulate and interpret clearly the role of the profession of clinical psychology based upon a good understanding of the framework of government and national professional policy.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group, mental health and mental capacity.
  • Knowledge of clinical caseload management within a team setting.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours.


  • Experience of patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including CVA, degenerative conditions, oncology, trauma and infection.

Other requirements


  • Ability to contain and work with Organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others.
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office functions and a willingness to further develop these as required
  • Ability to travel independently of public transport
  • Willingness to develop leadership and management skills.
  • Willingness to work flexibility.
  • An awareness of own strengths and limitations

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Bridge Mills




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