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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-96267-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Community Mental Health Team Older People Guildford & Waverley
£45,753 - £51,668 inc Fringe HCAS


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative qualified Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to join our team in providing high quality services to older people within the Guildford and Waverley area of Surrey. The post will be split across two localities (Guildford 0.4 wte and Godalming 0.6 wte).

This exciting role will involve working autonomously in conducting detailed assessment and formulation, therapeutic intervention and neuropsychological assessments, covering both functional and organic problems for people living in the local community.

As a senior Psychologist you will be using leadership skills to support the development of Psychology provision across the SW Surrey sector, supporting teams in embedding psychosocial approaches within everyday practice and working closely with locality leads to support the development and delivery of effective and efficient services.


You will be supporting and supervising more junior Psychology staff, including assistants and trainees from the University of Surrey, where we have strong links with the clinical course. There will be opportunities to lead on quality improvement projects and to contribute to the development of psychology provision across older people’s services.


You will be working collaboratively with members of well-established multi-disciplinary teams, where psychology is highly valued. You will be well supported within the psychology team, where CPD and staff support are highly valued. For further details please contact:


Dr Phil Anderson:Associate Director of Therapies/Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Anne Cornell: Service Manager –South West Surrey Older People’s Mental Health Service




Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

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