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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2022.

Band 8b Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-121012-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Clinical Psychology
North West & West Leics

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.

We are very pleased to be able to advertise substantive psychology posts as part of an expanding psychology team. In response to national plans to transform mental health services we have built a substantial organisational sub-structure with psychologists in lead roles including directorate level.

The advertised post is for a Band 8b Psychologist, and we would also welcome applications from those aspiring to step up to this grade.

The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) provide care for working age adults who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties. In accordance with the national plan, we are in the process of operationalising significant changes to our services to improve the mental health of our Leicestershire population, and psychological aspects of support are being developed and expanded.

The CMHT is multidisciplinary, including Peer Support Workers, Health Care Support Workers, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses and Occupational Therapists, and teams work closely with Social Services.

Why join us?

  • You will be part of a supportive, innovative management and leadership team, helping us to transform our mental health services to deliver the best care
  • You will have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help support your work-life balance
  • We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore we offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff
  • You will receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development to grow with us and enhance your skills
  • You will benefit from parking on site.

As part of our ‘Step Up To Great’ initiative we are committed to continue developing LPT as a ‘great place to work’, and should you choose to join us there are several schemes to support and enhance your well-being and satisfaction. We also look to accommodate you whether you seek full-time, part-time and/or flexible working arrangements.

We are happy to talk or meet you before you apply. If you have any questions please contact:
Dr Suki Bassey, Lead for Adult Mental Health Psychology, Community on Tel. 07917 731398 or Email.

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.

UK Registration

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

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