Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS FT


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to employ five Consultant Clinical Psychologists to help develop and lead specialist personality disorder pathways across the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside & Glossop, Heywood Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham & Bury.

These are new key roles to support the transformation of community mental health services in line with the ambitions of the Long Term Plan.

The five posts will each be based within community mental health services within a specific borough. Post holders will work towards developing pathways and networks between existing services for adults with complex emotional and relational needs and/or a diagnosis of personality disorder as well as contributing to the development of new service provision.

We are hoping to hold interviews on the 2nd and 3rd November

Main duties of the job

The post holders will:

  • take a strategic clinical lead within the borough for policy /service developments in relation to the provision of services for adults (including older adults) with complex emotional and relational needs and/or a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • provide expert leadership and supervision to a range of MDT colleagues across relevant service areas including inpatients, community and specialist services.
  • support the Trust Lead for Personality Disorder at a GM level and will contribute to the strategic development of services for people with complex emotional and relational needs
  • take a lead in the development of multi agency leadership teams within the locality which will comprise experts by experience, experts by occupation, carers and other stakeholders in order to develop pathways and networks
  • work alongside existing networks to develop the service user involvement schemes for people with complex emotional and relational needs within PCFT.
  • carry a small specialised clinical case load and will take a lead on the development and provision of specific psychotherapeutic programmes for people with complex emotional and relational needs including Structured Clinical Management.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate Clinical Psychology degree, or pre 1996 qualified, a Masters Clinical Psychology degree with evidence of post qualification Doctorate level equivalent CPD, clinical and research knowledge and experience
  • Eligible to be a member of the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Post graduate qualification in a psychological therapy approach
  • Evidence of post qualification training in psychological therapies for personality disorder.
  • Evidence of substantial continued professional development



  • Experience and track record in senior clinical leadership within psychological therapy services.
  • Significant post qualification experience of delivering evidencebased interventions to people with a diagnosis of personality disorder or people who present with complex emotional and relational needs and their families: e.g. DBT, SCM, MBT
  • Significant post qualification experience of supervising others including psychological therapists and other professions in the delivery of evidence based psychological therapies.
  • Experience of training multi professional groups
  • Significant experience of multidisciplinary and multi-agency work including consultation.
  • Substantial experience of risk assessment, risk management and safeguarding.
  • Experience of working in a multicultural context.
  • Significant experience of service development



  • Knowledge of current government strategy and policy relating to adult mental health.
  • An awareness of the NHS Long Term Plan and implications for service delivery
  • A broad understanding of national strategy in relation to the development of services across the new landscape of Integrated Care Systems and Primary Care Networks
  • Extensive knowledge of the evidence base of psychological interventions for people with complex emotional and relational needs, history of trauma and diagnosis of personality disorders.
  • Knowledge of the principles of trauma informed practice and implications for services design



  • Highly developed clinical skills in the delivery of psychological approaches and interventions in addition to assessment and formulation.
  • Highly developed supervisory skills.
  • Evidence of compassionate and supportive leadership style.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other key professionals within and outside the organisation and a partnership approach to work across agencies.
  • Strong leadership capacity within a rapidly evolving setting.
  • Evidence of the ability to lead change initiatives and turn strategic vision into practical reality
  • Able to use initiative & creativity in problem solving
  • Ability to manage complex interpersonal negotiations with staff groups and stake holders.
  • Evidence of ability to utilise clinical and managerial supervisory structures to deliver safe and effective services

work related circumstances


  • Evidence of the ability to prioritise workload and achieve objectives within agreed deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and find solutions to complex problems

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton Under Lyne


Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Dr Jayne Taylor


Date posted

04 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8c


£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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