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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Clinical Psychologist/CBT/Psychological Therapist-Bristol/Glos

Job Reference: 342-SS023-0220

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Bristol and Gloucestershire
From £37,570 per annum

Clinical Psychologist/CBT Therapist/Psychological Therapist

Bristol and Gloucestershire

Would you like to work with Veterans in the South West in our expanding and evolving service?

We are pleased to announce we have funding to look for enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologists/CBT Therapists/Psychological Therapists to join our Veterans Complex Treatment Service (CTS).

Successful applicants will be providing specialist assessments, formulations and evidence-based psychological interventions following NICE guidance. Where appropriate, you will be involved in consultation and liaison to multidisciplinary mental health staff, third-sector agencies and other, non-professional carers. You will contribute to the clinical supervision of other professionals, who may include less experienced therapists, assistant psychologists and trainee clinical Psychologists, as appropriate. There will be opportunities to contribute to audits, service evaluation and research, as well as to the development and provision of training, focused on raising awareness of veterans’ needs and psychological interventions for veterans presenting with complex mental health needs.

The Service’s Operational Base is in Weston-super-Mare and you will be required to travel to other parts of the South West for training and meetings, though we do successfully use Skype for Business to try and keep this need manageable and to a minimum. Being a car driver is an essential for this role due to the geographical range covered.

For further details please contact: Dr Rachel Paskell, Clinical Psychologist on 0300 555 0152 or via email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Rachel Paskell, Clinical Psychologist on 0300 555 0152 or via email:

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

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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