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Band 8c Consultant Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Band 8c

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8c
Fixed term: 12 months (until March 2022)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£63,751 - £73,664 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 a Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to clinically and operationally lead the BSol/BSMHFT Staff Mental Health Hub service on a fixed term contract. You will have significant experience in the development and delivery of psychological services in a range of settings, and will have a passion for staff support and wellbeing. You will have experience of managing and supervising psychology staff, and in the development and leadership of service provision. You will provide clinical leadership and operational management for the service and will lead the strategic development across the BSol health & social care system to improve access to the service and develop a range of support systems for BSol health & social care staff.

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
  • Substantial experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist post qualification.
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • To be completed


Essential criteria
  • Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in clinical or counselling psychology
  • HPC Registration as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. Eligibility for entry onto the Register of Chartered Psychologists.
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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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