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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist- Band 8a

Job Reference: 294-COMM-0359-B

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Early Intervention Service Wandsworth
Springfield University Hospital, London
£44,606 - £50,819 pa pro rata plus HCAS

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

This post is for 30 hours per week based with the Wandsworth Early Intervention in Psychosis Service at Springfield Hospital but the post-holder will be required at times to provide services at other Trust locations and in community and inpatient settings.

The Adult Mental Health service provides specialist assessment, treatment and recovery work for adults who have experienced a First Episode of Psychosis so will be expected to provide CBTp and have a particular interest in this client group and their families and carers. This client group may have other mental health needs creating a stimulating and rewarding role for clinical psychology. As per the NICE guidelines for working with FEP the service has a strong commitment to the development of psychological work and you will receive regular supervision from the borough psychology professional lead.

You will be responsible for the provision of a systematic clinical psychology service within the context of a multidisciplinary team focussing on specialist psychological

assessment and evidence based psychological interventions. You will also undertake service evaluation, audit and development. You will be expected to provide a training placement to a trainee clinical psychologist.

There are CPD opportunities within the Trust.

The post is for a qualified clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and who has demonstrable post qualification experience.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Jyothi Shenoy, Lead for Adult Psychology & Psychotherapies (Adults ) in Wandsworth on 020 3513 6333/4 or

At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasoble adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

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.

UK Registration

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

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