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Band 8a, Band 7 Development Role, Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119636-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£40,057 to £53,219

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.

Band 8a or Band 7 Development Role, Clinical Psychology

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)


Are you someone who is interested in improving the psychological well-being of older people?

Would you enjoy having a diverse role which could include both therapy and neuropsychological skills?


We are looking to expand our established MHSOP Psychology team in Leicestershire. It is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we embark on developing our psychology pathways across the service as part of our Step-Up-To-Great campaign. We are advertising the post as 0.8wte but we are happy to discuss alternatives to this. We are looking for a band 8a psychologist but welcome applications from band 7 psychologists who could be appointed with an agreed development plan, working towards an 8a role in the future. Please see the attached document outlining the process used for preceptorship posts. This post would be to support the community pathway in either Leicester City or Charnwood but there may be the opportunity to work into other service areas and so please contact us should you wish to discuss this further.

You will join an established Psychology department consisting of Trainees, Assistant Psychologists, band 8a Clinical Psychologists, band 8b Clinical Psychologists and a Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist. We are dedicated to working to support the psychological needs of older people and meet regularly for clinical discussion, peer support and exploration of relevant service issues. The department holds departmental CPD topic discussions, and you will be encouraged to pursue relevant training opportunities. The Psychology Team work to support all areas of the MHSOP service which includes Inpatient Services, Care home In-Reach Team, Memory Service, Young Onset Dementia Service and Community Mental Health Teams. We offer direct assessment, formulation and intervention with patients and their carers as well as supporting staff teams through case discussion, consultation, and reflective practice.

The Trust has excellent on-line and face-to-face training sessions and there is a process in place for applying for external training where required. The Trust also has a large Research and Development Team and support will be given to take part in relevant projects.

You will receive regular supervision from a senior clinical psychology colleague and there are several 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 Adult Mental Health, Neuropsychology and Health Psychology, providing a source of information and support through an on-line forum.

For further information or informal discussion please do not hesitate to contact one of the following:

Sheila O’Toole - 07867 166124 or

Sally Ward - 01455 443600 or

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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