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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-CARMHS-57

West London NHS Trust
Additional Professional Scientic and Technical
13660 Tri-Borough Community Rehab, Southall
£45,753 - £51,668 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.


West London Rehabilitation Services are transforming their community mental health rehabilitation services to provide evidence based care to our service users in the least restrictive environments possible in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. We aim to enable our service users to receive the care and support they need to progress through the rehabilitation pathway, within their home boroughs, through the delivery of bespoke MDT interventions.

About the role:

We are currently seeking to recruit a number of Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologists to develop and lead our new tri-borough Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service.  This new service will support our service users to live within the least restrictive environments suitable to meet their needs, including provision into their own homes.  We will offer specialist, multi-disciplinary, assessment and intervention for adults with complex mental health difficulties, who are living either in supported accommodations or their own homes and encourage flow through the rehabilitation system.

Psychology will have a key role in the provision of consultation and support to both the clinical teams and the staff teams within supported housing accommodations, through the provision of reflective practice, complex case discussion groups and teaching/training in line with a trauma informed approach to care. We will also have a strong focus on developing links with community drug and alcohol services, including the provision of specialist substance use workers in each team. This is a very exciting time to join community rehabilitation in West London as we grow and develop our services. The post holders will work closely with the rehabilitation leads to shape and develop the service and support the development of a psychologically informed way of working with service users with complex needs. 

West London has an active CPD programme for psychologists and psychology is involved in planning regarding transformation, service development and delivery. The teams hold psychological formulation and psychological interventions as central to their pathways and the post holders will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of intervention protocols within these teams. The trust is committed to developing excellent services and you will be part of a team excited by, and striving for, optimal recovery outcomes for each individual who uses our services.

Please be aware that our job descriptions for all psychology roles are standardised and may not answer your queries so please give us a ring or arrange to come and meet us and find out more.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Please contact Dr Pamela McSherry, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Rehabilitation, on or 07922420706 should you have any queries






Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff

At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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