Band 8c Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - South

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Information:

This job is now closed

Job summary

Are you a dedicated and highly motivated Psychological Practitioner who is passionate about providing and maintaining high quality standards and compassionate psychological care? Are you ready to step into a Consultant-level post to lead and develop our expanding services?

We are excited to be recruiting foraConsultantClinical/Counselling Psychologist or Equivalent Applied Psychological Practitioner to lead psychological services in our South Adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) across Birmingham and Solihull. Wewelcomeapplicants from Clinical/Counselling Psychology and also Applied Psychological Professionswhoare ready and able to step into a Consultant-level postandmeet the person specification.Youwill be part ofourmulti-professional senior leadership team and will be at the forefront of influencing strategic and clinical planning in Integrated Community Care and Recovery Services (ICCR) and Community Transformation in BSMHFT.You will also join our expanding group of Consultant Psychological Professions within ICCR who are all working together to provide leadership for the best possible compassionate and inclusive psychological care for our service users, their families, carers and our diverse communities.

Main duties of the job

Youwill report professionally to the Trust Chief Psychologist, or delegated lead, and will work alongside associate operational and clinical directors.We will support youtowork clinicallyon a sessional basis.Our Psychological Practitioners are encouraged to participate inresearch and teaching related activitiesandwehave close links to higher education institutionsacrossthe Midlands.Our Trust is also supportive of widerprofessional leadership rolessuch as quality improving service user outcomes and experiences, improving mental health wellbeing and working with communities. You will also be part of our Psychological Professionals Advisory Committee in the Trust, to support the growth, leadership and diversity of our expanding Psychological Professionals workforce. We are committed to developing yourleadership skills andsupporting you to be the Psychological Professions leader that you want to be.

The post is 0.8plus additional psychology on-call responsibilitiesto support our Trust's out of hours business continuity plans.Please do contact us if you are looking to discuss other flexible or additionalpart-timeoptions.The post will be based at a South Trust base (to be confirmed) but will require flexibility to travel. Some working from home will be possible, dependent in part on Covid restrictions. It is intended currently to interview face toface.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Date posted

01 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

436-4224283

Job locations

Longbridge Health Centre

190 Reservoir Road Erdington

Birmingham

B45 9PL


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualifications for Clinical/Counselling Psychology or equivalent psychological practitioner training

Desirable

  • Post-graduate training in one or more psychological therapy training

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist, or equivalent psychological applied practice, including post qualification experience in the designated function with which this post is concerned.

Desirable

  • Experience of the professional management of qualified and pre-qualified clinical/counselling, psychological therapists and psychologists, Psychology Assistants, graduate and undergraduate students and other grades of staff within a psychological service.

Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Experience in utilising clinical/counselling psychology/psychological models in different cultural contexts.

Desirable

  • Experience in leadership in utilising clinical/counselling psychology/psychological models in different cultural contexts.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualifications for Clinical/Counselling Psychology or equivalent psychological practitioner training

Desirable

  • Post-graduate training in one or more psychological therapy training

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist, or equivalent psychological applied practice, including post qualification experience in the designated function with which this post is concerned.

Desirable

  • Experience of the professional management of qualified and pre-qualified clinical/counselling, psychological therapists and psychologists, Psychology Assistants, graduate and undergraduate students and other grades of staff within a psychological service.

Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Experience in utilising clinical/counselling psychology/psychological models in different cultural contexts.

Desirable

  • Experience in leadership in utilising clinical/counselling psychology/psychological models in different cultural contexts.

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).

Additional information

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

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Longbridge Health Centre

190 Reservoir Road Erdington

Birmingham

B45 9PL


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Longbridge Health Centre

190 Reservoir Road Erdington

Birmingham

B45 9PL


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Psychological Professions Lead (ICCR)

Dr Rosemary Carter

rosemary.carter1@nhs.net

07985883039

Date posted

01 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

436-4224283

Job locations

Longbridge Health Centre

190 Reservoir Road Erdington

Birmingham

B45 9PL


Supporting documents

Privacy notice

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)