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Lead Clinical Psychologist

Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, South Wales, London, Croydon, or Brent.
£69,829 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Manager, Specialist
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Lead Clinical Psychologist
Salary: £69,829 per annum
Closing date: 27/02/2024
Department: Client Services
Location: Any Crisis Skylight
Employment type: Permanent
Division: Clinical Psychology
Hours Per Week: 35

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

It is an exciting and important time to be joining us at Crisis. We work with thousands of people across England, Scotland, and Wales so they can leave homelessness behind for good. We have recently adapted the way our services work to maximise our impact in ending homelessness. We have increased our capacity to work with people one to one and also strengthened our ability to support those people facing the most barriers to preventing or ending their homelessness.

Hours: Full time (35 hours) (we would also welcome applications for 28 hours per week part time)
Location:  To be based in anyone of our centres in . Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, South Wales, London, Croydon, or Brent.

About the role
We are a dynamic, innovative, and values-led organisation, with the opportunity and flexibility to develop our services to meet the needs of the people we work with. As part of our commitment to end the homelessness of more people using our direct services, including people with complex need, we have a team of Clinical Psychologists, based in our Skylight Services, supporting lead workers with a focus on people facing homelessness who have survived a range of difficult and traumatic experiences. 

About you
We are looking for an experienced, values driven Clinical Psychologist to lead and develop our Clinical Pyschology Service across our 9 Skylight Centres as part of the Client Services Leadership Team. You will be a leader in your field, with experience as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, able to set and deliver ambitious goals for the team and contribute towards an evidence-based approach enabling the impact of Clinical Psychology on ending homelessness sustainably for our members to be measured. You will have experience of working with people who are homeless or with adults who have experienced trauma and exclusion. You will have the skills to offer creative and flexible individual work, alongside consultation and reflective practice to core groups, multi-agency networks and the wider system. You will be excited about joining and leading a dispersed national team of 9 psychologists, developing, and inspiring your team to deliver excellent trauma informed services, supporting Skylight Teams to formulate innovative solutions for members and to be reflective practitioners, engaging in person centred approaches to ending homelessness sustainably.

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 28 days’ annual leave 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm
  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.  

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

Closing date: Tuesday 27th February 2024 (at 23:59)

Interviews will take place w/c 11th March


We want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Talent Acquisition team will contact you to discuss how we can help.


Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Crisis Skylight South Wales provides innovative and exciting projects, opportunities and support for people who are or, are at risk of being homeless. Our unique service offer that blends coaching and learning has led to sustained and continued positive results for people we work with.

The exciting new Homeless to Home Project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, aims to support Skylight members to access and remain stable within their own home through the delivery of a psychologically informed approach to ending homelessness.


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