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Band 8b Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8b
Fixed term: 12 months (Until March 2022)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

Birmingham & Solihull (BSol) CCG in partnership with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust are developing vital staff support psychological services for health & social care staff across Birmingham & Solihull. 

The emotional and psychological well-being of health and social care keyworker staff is being prioritised as part of the mental health services response to the Covid19 pandemic.  The BSol/BSMHFT Staff Mental Health Hub will enable highly responsive and quality psychological services to be delivered to those staff most in need, bolstering and complementing existing staff support structures.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to provide highly skilled assessment and brief therapeutic psychological interventions for health and social care staff who are experiencing a range of psychological and mental health difficulties. These will be provided remotely at present but there may be some face to face contact required. You will also be responsible for the strategic development of the service in order to increase access for staff from a wide range of health and social care settings, and this role will require travel to hospital and social care sites.

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in clinical/counselling psychology
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist or equivalent psychotherapy position with the HCPC or related applied Psychological profession or registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Desirable criteria
  • To be completed


Essential criteria
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist or equivalent applied psychological practitioner for significant period post qualification, with substantial experience at the Senior (highly specialist) level.
  • Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including primary and secondary/ specialist care and inpatient/residential, outpatient and community team settings.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Gill
Job title
Clinical Psychologist
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