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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91842-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
MHSOP Psychology

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.


We are delighted to advertise a band 8a Clinical Psychology post within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) as detailed below and encourage enquiries for further information or to arrange a visit.

Clinical Psychologist Band 8a, based at The Neville Centre, Leicester General Hospital with the South Leics CMHT. Full-time or part-time

(Currently home-working is encouraged where possible in accordance with covid-19 guidelines )

When fully staffed we are a team of seven Clinical Psychologists working within MHSOP across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The principle element of the post is to input into an established community mental health team (CMHT) in which psychology is welcomed. As part of this community work, assessments will also be carried out as part of the memory service pathway. Depending on the number of hours worked, the role may also include contributing to other service areas.

The role will be extremely varied and will include direct therapeutic input, neuropsychological assessment, consultation with staff teams and the opportunity to be involved in service development. You will meet patients with a wide range of clinical presentations in a number of different settings. Each post has an allocated office base but there is scope for mobile working via laptop and VPN access. Whilst the role of team psychologist is well established, there is autonomy and scope to shape the role according to patient and service need alongside your own skills, competencies and interests.

You will join an established Psychology Department with regular meetings, which offer clinical discussion, peer support and exploration of relevant service issues. There are bi-monthly departmental CPD topic discussions and you are also encouraged to pursue relevant training opportunities. The Trust has excellent on-line and face to face training sessions and where funding is required for external training there is a process for applying for this. There may also be opportunities to take part in recent projects within the service area.

ou will receive regular supervision from a senior Clinical Psychology colleague and there are also a number of well-being initiatives and opportunities within the Trust which you will be encouraged to attend if they are of interest.

We have strong links to the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Department; offering teaching sessions, trainee placements and input to the development of the course curriculum. Our service is also part of a network of clinical psychologists who work within Leicestershire partnership NHS Trust including psychologists in adult mental health, child, learning difficulties, neuropsychology, health psychology and a specialist forensic service. This group meets on a regular basis to exchange ideas through a forum meeting and if interested, applicants will be encouraged to be a part of this.

For further information or informal discussion please don’t hesitate to contact one of the following:

Kate Horn 0116 2943229

Sally Ward 01455 443600


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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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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