Job Summary

Clinical Psychologist

UK-Hull | - £42k-£50k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

Are you interested in working with adults who present with complex needs and have experienced trauma within a lively city based CMHT?

We welcome your application if you have the clinical skills, experience and passion for delivering innovative, safe and high quality services to people in a CMHT setting who experience complex difficulties and life experiences.

This is an exciting time to join our care group as we are in the midst of developing and reviewing our psychological services. This means that your team will have access to and will work with MBT, DBT and family intervention services as well as a specialist Complex Intervention Service which comprises trauma, PD and psychotherapy teams. One of your work days will be allocated to working specifically with trauma referrals and you will have links with the trauma team to support this.

You will be working in an MDT that covers an inner city population across West and East Hull. In order to offer skill mix to our clients and maximise the support to our psychology staff we are operating a hub model of a small team of psychologists working across the Hull teams.

As part of this service you will be providing consultation, supervision, assessment, formulation, direct clinical work, training and evaluation to ensure that your team has the greatest impact on recovery and a positive client journey .You will play a pivotal role in helping the team to continue improving it’s practice and to provide good, co-ordinated, structured clinical care whilst maintaining staff well-being.We will welcome your involvement in steering and supporting psychologically driven and underpinned treatment pathways in the team.

You will also be expected to represent the profession by being actively involved in wider service development issues and projects in the delivery of psychological care across the care group.All aspects of the role will involve delivery of psychological care across the Hull CMHTs , development of services and clinical leadership.

The adult psychology specialty currently comprises 22 psychologists, psychotherapists and assistants. We are a cohesive and enthusiastic group, enjoying strong links with the local clinical psychology doctorate training courses, providing trainee placements and contributing to training. We encourage psychologists to develop links in the region and stay professionally connected. We welcome innovation and an interest in research.

Hull continues to develop and grow following on from the City of Culture 2017. East Yorkshire and the Wolds is perfect for cyclists and walkers alike with the benefit of easy access to the coast. Leeds, York and Lincoln are an hour’s drive away as are three national parks and there is a direct train link to London taking less than 3 hours. We have local access to direct ferry services to the continent and a local airport providing international flights.

Applications are invited from clinical and counselling psychologists with prior experience of working within Adult Mental Health and specifically working with people who have experienced trauma.

Please contact Dawn Peters (Lead Psychologist) on 01482 617980 for an informal discussion or a visit to find out about the post and the service area. Please do not ring this number for application packages.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely,in these circumstances,to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

Please note that if there is a high volume of applications received we reserve the right to close this advert one week after it has opened.

For those wishing to apply for the post on Secondment they must obtain their managers permission to do so before applying.The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.You will also be asked to prove your Right to Work in the UK and complete Identification checks.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate.Please note that you will be charged for this check.

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants.Please see ‘Positive Assets’ link below for more information.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, the Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

All posts are restricted to Humber NHS Foundation Trust ‘At Risk’ employees in the first instance, followed by those affected by change who are currently employed within the organisation.If the post has not been appointed to external applicants will be considered.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the

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