Principal Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Principal Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £52,482 - £58,779
Job Published: September 18, 2019 16:45

Job Description

Principal Clinical Psychologist (Social Care Clinical Manager)

(£52,482 - £58,779)

Closing date: 11 October 2019

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, ambitious, and motivated senior Clinical Psychologist who has substantial clinical expertise, supervision, management, service evaluation, development and improvement experience to join as a clinical manager in our expanding and developing integrated Clinical in-house CAMHS Service within the London Borough of Barnet’s Family Service. We are a strong, supportive, friendly department and welcome for an 8b clinical psychologist to join us.

Barnet is one of the most diverse boroughs in London which provides opportunities and challenges that are rewarding, both professionally and personally. We are focussed on making Barnet an even better place to live for all families, we call this ambition “Family Friendly Barnet”. At the heart of this vision is our aim of helping families, children and young people to become resilient so they can thrive and achieve.

The Clinical Manager will work across statutory and multi-agency professional contexts. The successful applicant will provide clinical supervision and operational management to a team of experienced clinical practitioners from clinical psychology, counselling psychology, systemic and counselling backgrounds who provide community based mental health assessments and interventions to children and young people receiving a range of statutory social work interventions from Barnet’s Children Social Care teams (e.g., Duty Assessment teams, Intervention and Planning teams, Children in Care teams, Youth Offending Service and REACH (assertive outreach team for hard to reach children) as well as consultation and advice to a range of professionals. Additionally, the successful applicant will work in partnership with the clinical manager working in Early Help supporting the Clinical Lead in developing the service in becoming a clinical centre of excellence and be involved in a range of innovative service improvement projects. There is potential for the successful applicant to have a small clinical caseload.

We are looking for a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has a proven track record within child and adolescent mental health; able to provide high quality clinical supervision, operational management experience, service evaluation, development and improvement. Ideally you are someone who could be creative, flexible, dynamic and have confidence in your ability to problem solve and make decisions. Additionally, you are capable to be able to deputise for the Clinical Lead and work closely with her.

We value and encourage your continuing professional development and will support you with experienced supervision from the Clinical lead and peer support from the Early Help Clinical Manager. We offer excellent specialist CPD and training opportunities. The department has established strong working relationships with colleagues in Children’s Social Care. In addition, you will have ample opportunities to work with partner agencies such as Barnet’s Tier 3 NHS Specialist CAMHS, other community and voluntary services. We also have links with the Hertfordshire Clinical Psychology Training Scheme.

We would like to invite applications who believe they are able to work at an 8b level or shown the potential to work at this level. (This is essential criterion for the post and applicants who do not have this experience will not be shortlisted).

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

To apply please visit our website:

Please note that the interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday 29th October 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anindita Sarkar (Interim Clinical Lead) either by email (, or on 02083592942 or on 07849623243