Principal Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Principal Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £52,306 - £60,983 per annum
Job Published: October 14, 2019 08:48

Job Description

Principal Clinical Psychologist – Specialist Personality Disorder

A huge transformation programme in Essex is opening up a number of exciting opportunities for psychological services professionals who have an interest in the treatment and management of personality disorders and complex needs. The newly developed integrated care pathway will support the aspirations identified in the five year forward view and the NHS long term plan.

These opportunities will challenge traditional models of mental health provision to prevent escalation of mental health crises and develop true community-based, integrated and systematics services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist who wishes to help shape our services in this newly merged mental health Trust providing a range of services across Essex. Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has emerged as a stronger Trust that can deliver mental health in an innovative way in Essex, having managed to co-produce a model of service delivery with our various commissioners, partner providers and service users.

The Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist will be working in a specialist MDT, with service-users, voluntary and community sector organisations, social services and primary, secondary and specialist care teams to transform the care we provide for people with personality disorders and complex needs.

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or equivalent prior to 1996) and have evidence of significant CPD in relation to a clinical specialty, preferably with previous experience of work with this population.

The post holder will act as a lead practitioner in the service so the ability to motivate people, supervise and support others and be able to deal with multiple priorities and deadlines is essential.

You will be part of making this change, while developing your own skills and forging a progressive career pathway. We will support and invest in any further clinical training, and leadership development.

We have an established and cohesive Senior Management Team of Consultant grade Psychologists and Psychotherapists providing OPMH, Adult Community, Forensic & Secure, EIP, Crisis & Home Treatment, Personality Disorders, IAPT, Aspergers, LD, Adolescent in-patient, Psychotherapy, Perinatal and Clinical Health Psychology Services, and are a growing, vibrant service which has seen recent investment

This post is eligible for the Trusts Relocation package which is up to £6,000 and also many other benefits of working for EPUT.

To apply for this post and see all of the opportunities EPUT have in psychology please visit

Closing Date: Sunday 10th November 2019

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Mhairi Donaldson, Associate Clinical Director of Psychological Services through Sandra Smyth,  Tel: 07976 268361 E-mail: