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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/02/2019.

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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-153-HSCP

West London NHS Trust
Clinical Psychology
EIS Triborough Service, Hanwell
£47,078 to £54,633 pa inc hcas

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are looking for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Band 8A clinical/counselling psychologist who is keen to work in a vibrant multi-disciplinary team and is passionate about working with people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. Our service is for adults between the ages of 18-35 years and you will also be part of a cohesive and supportive tri-borough psychology team.


Within West London NHS Trust, there are three EIP teams and the tri-borough psychologists are actively involved in Quality, Service Improvement and redesign. The psychologists are embedded within each MDT and provide input to the assessment and formulation process for all new referrals. Current work is focused upon developing adherence to the NICE guidelines which recommend 7 core interventions for service users and their families.


This is an exciting time for an innovative psychologist to join our team where psychological input has been highly valued and the tri-borough manager is a psychologist. You will have many opportunities to contribute to service development. Within the Trust, Psychology sits as lead to two of the three service delivery pathways within local services (Psychosis pathway and Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma pathway) and is involved in all planning regarding service development. Psychology within WLMHT is central to the development and delivery of evidence based packages of care, delivered against NICE guidelines with a range of education and training to be rolled-out alongside the pathway development.


We are keen to attract those with an interest in working with individuals and their families from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds, and an enthusiasm for MDT work. An interest in working with complex presentations, including trauma work, and other co-occurring difficulties is essential.


The successful applicant will be part of the local Psychology Department which develops a yearly program of CPD training events. There will be an opportunity to complete Behavioural Family Therapy training and potentially train as a trainer.


The post is based at Cherington House, Cherington Road, Hanwell, W7 3HL.There are good public transport links and the use of a car is not required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anna Solly, Principal Clinical Psychologist 020 7386 1160 or Dr. Bradley Platt, Tri-Borough Early Intervention for Psychosis Manager, 0208 483 2671.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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

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