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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2022.

Band 8a CAMHS Clinical Psychologist or Band 7 Development Role

Job Reference: 313-A-22-112837-CS1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS Outpatients
Leicester / Leicestershire & Rutland
B8a £47,126- £53219 (B7 £40,057-£45,839) pa

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Does the idea of bringing psychological insights, innovation and leadership to the heart of an outpatient CAMHS team excite you?

Do you thrive working in complex environments which require creative therapeutic approaches?

Are you committed to working compassionately with young people, their families and the systems that surround them?

If so, we could be just what you’re looking for!

Our roles

3x Full Time Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS Generic Outpatients

1 x Full Time Clinical Psychologist split post between CAMHS Generic Outpatients (0.5 WTE) and CAMHS LD (0.5 WTE)

Part time hours will be considered, in line with service need.

We have an exciting opportunity for motivated and committed candidates to apply to join our team. Roles are being offered at Band 8a, or a Band 7 developmental post with the opportunity for progression to become a Band 8a within a supported structure. Responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly. The move to a Band 8a post would be upon completion of required competencies under a developmental plan as agreed and reviewed with managers.

The team

Leicestershire Outpatient CAMHS provides a specialist service to young people and families across the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Clinical work is varied and challenging with the team supporting young people experiencing significant mental health difficulties relating to trauma, anxiety, low mood and where responses to distress can present concerns in terms of risk. CAMHS also provide specialist neurodevelopmental and cognitive assessments.

The Outpatients Psychology team consists of Qualified Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists. We provide bespoke and formulation-driven assessment and therapeutic interventions in order to help the children, young people and families we serve move forwards in their lives from a position of strength.

As a team we draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, systemic, psychodynamic, narrative, EMDR and ACT. Alongside this, we play an important MDT role by offering consultation, supervision, provision of in-house training/CPD and contribute to reflective practice and case discussion, whilst also working alongside MDT colleagues in offering initial triage assessments and care-coordination responsibilities. Supervision of Assistant Psychology and Band 7 Clinical Psychologists will be an important element to your role and our long-standing links to the University of Leicester DClinPsy training programme offers opportunities for teaching and supervision of a clinical psychology Trainee.

One post will be split between CAMHS Outpatient and CAMHS LD service, strengthening existing links between the services.

By joining our vibrant and nurturing team you will gain a wealth of experience, working dynamically and systemically whilst also contributing to systemic change at an inspiring time of service development.


Three years Total £ 2000 per NEW employee ONLY (Subject to tax and NI and non pensionable). After 6 Months service £500. After a further 18 months service, an additional £500. After 36 months service, balance of £1000

Please note that this scheme is subject to rules, a copy of which is available on request


We welcome informal enquiries about the post – for further information please contact Dr Alison Smith (Clinical Psychologist in Outpatient CAMHS) via or 0116 295 2992

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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