Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist - Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist - Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wellingborough
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 pa pro rata (see advert)
Job Published: May 03, 2018 16:17

Job Description

£40,428 - £48,514 pa pro-rata, (or Band 7 dependent on experience £31,696 - £41,787 pa pro rata)

At the Community Brain Injury Service we are committed to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury in the county of Northamptonshire. We aim to do this through provision of a high quality multidisciplinary service, with emphasis on a patient-centred goal planning approach. We are looking for a dedicated Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with people with brain injury to join our team in this newly developed post.

The post is for a band 8a Clinical Psychologist but we will accept applications from suitable candidates who do not meet the full criteria on a band 7 preceptorship basis. The expectation would be progression to band 8a within 18-24 months, dependent on successfully meeting the required competencies within that time period.

The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills in multi-disciplinary team working, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. We view continual development as key to providing the highest quality care and as a member of the team you will be expected to actively contribute to service development and to take forward new projects. Experience of working within brain injury rehabilitation is not essential but would be advantageous.

You will be supported and clinically supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists within the service and will have the opportunity to supervise assistant or trainee clinical psychologists (dependent on experience). You will also have the opportunity to be part of the wider network of Psychologists who work in a variety of specialities in the Trust, providing access to a robust clinical governance structure.

You will be based at Isebrook Hospital, Wellingborough, but will be required to travel throughout Northamptonshire on a daily basis to attend community-based appointments. The ability to travel during the working day is therefore a requirement for this post and the successful candidate will need to have access to a vehicle that they can use for this purpose.

NHFT welcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Michelle Read. Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead Tel: 01933 235829


Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of health and social care services across Northamptonshire. These include mental health, learning disability, sexual health, district nursing, health visiting, palliative care and a wide range of community-based services, making us the largest NHS employer in Northamptonshire.

We are committed to delivering the highest standards of patient safety, quality outcomes and patient experience. We seek highly-motivated staff, whose local experience and skills provide the bedrock for service transformation and excellent, patient-centred care. Our vision is to deliver outstanding and innovative health and social care services in which our communities have confidence. To achieve this, our services will become more flexible and responsive to the needs of local people and shift closer to where our patients live, with prevention, quality and easy access given high priority.

In line with Section 8 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all shortlisted candidates will be required to produce original documentation proving their entitlement to work within the United Kingdom. 

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA YOUR NHS JOBS ACCOUNT. If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.