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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2021.

Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 263-SL21-037-SF

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Neuro Rehabilitation Arc
Walkergate park, Newcastle upon Tyne
£75,914 - £87,754 pro rata per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Lead Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Band 8d

0.51 sessions 19 hours

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, with a track record of providing and managing clinical neuropsychology services. You will work within a small, well established team of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists, a Psychological Therapist and Psychology Assistants who provide input into a range of inpatient and outpatient services based at Walkergate Park and within the community. The focus of our services are on neuropsychological assessment, neurorehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurobehavioural approaches (including Positive Behaviour Support), and providing community rehabilitation to people with acquired brain injury. We work closely with Consultants in Neurorehabilitation, Neuropsychiatrists and the full range of professionals in our Multidisciplinary Teams.


The service has a strong commitment to supervision and training, both in terms of continued professional development and of providing teaching and training. We have good links with the training courses in the area and an active Special Interest Group. We are committed to the development of clinical psychologists becoming trained as Clinical Neuropsychologists and have supported our staff to complete the knowledge component, and subsequently the practice component of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology. We encourage applicants who are research active and who will be able to facilitate our staff to incorporate evidence based research into their clinical work, as well as develop their own research streams. The context of our service is within a mental health trust and some our inpatients are detained under the Mental Health Act. We have started a process to enable staff to complete the Approved/Responsible Clinician training and wish to develop this role further in the future.


The post is Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, where the most recent CQC rating was ‘outstanding’ (for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, as it was at the time of inspection). Within the Trust there are many opportunities to training, development and innovation. There are excellent public transport links, and recreational opportunities within the surrounding areas.

For further information please contact Dr Melanie Bash, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Interim Associate Director of Psychologist Services for Neurological and Specialist Services.

07768 632591

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Melanie Bash

Job title: Interim associate psychological services director for Neurological and specialist services

Email address:

Telephone number: 0191 282 5259

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into 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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