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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-90267-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Clinical Psychology
Coalville, Leicestershire
£45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Clinical Psychologist – Band 8a (Agenda for Change) - Coalville, Leicestershire

If you’re an experienced Clinical Psychologist who is looking forward to developing your career, then we want to hear from you!

The role:

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role include (but aren't limited to):

  • Provide a specialist psychological consultation, assessment and therapy service to the North West Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
  • Offer advice and consultation on patient’s psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the Trust policies, procedures and service priorities.
  • Participate fully in multidisciplinary clinical teams, often leading them, in providing a service to patients.
  • Fully implement your knowledge and skills in general aspects of clinical psychology and, in particular, the assessment and treatment of patients who are being managed within the CMHT.
  • Be capable of completing projects, working independently, with only general briefings, reporting directly to senior managers.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a degree qualified (preferably to Doctorate level) and ideally UK HCPC registered clinical psychologist
  • Need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy (a chat with the recruiting manager will explain what this means in practice for you, see below)
  • Experienced in working in a clinically orientated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Adult Mental Health Forensic setting with highly specialist risk and psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings: inpatient, residential and community.
  • Experience of working in a clinically orientated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Adult Mental Health Forensic setting.
  • Experience of highly specialist risk and psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings: inpatient, residential and community. Together with the ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the very occasional threat of physical aggression.

The Team

The successful candidate will benefit from working alongside an existing senior 8B clinical psychologist. The wider group consists of locality teams, forensic, assertive outreach, homeless mental health and rehabilitation services under the line management of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It’s a diverse and non-doctrinaire group of applied psychologists who continue to welcome new colleagues with fresh approaches to the delivery of services to adults with mental health problems.

Some Benefits We Offer:

  • Flexibility
  • A Great Team and Environment to work in
  • Free on-site Parking (depending on your location of work)
  • Refer a friend Scheme with financial incentives.
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • Career development and advancement opportunities

Informal discussions regarding this post are welcome with Sarah Simmonds (Locality Clinical Psychologist) on (0153) 045 3800 or

Agile Working

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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