Principal Clinical Psychologist – Neuropsychiatry Pathway

Job Title: Principal Clinical Psychologist – Neuropsychiatry Pathway
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: £46,968 - £64,582
Job Published: June 19, 2017 14:45

Job Description

Principal Clinical Psychologist – Neuropsychiatry Pathway

Location:  Northampton

Band SM2 ( NHS 8b)

Salary: £46,968 - £64,582

Hours:  Full time 37.5 hours per week

The Neuropsychiatry Pathway offers care, treatment and rehabilitation for young people, adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs and is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and rehabilitation practice, and for its ability to manage and reduce aggressive behaviour.

The Neuropsychiatry Pathway consists of The National Brain Injury Centre, Huntington’s Disease Service and a specialist Complex Dementia Service.

A vacancy has arisen within the team for a Principal Clinical Psychologist.

Your role with us

You will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist clinical psychology service to patients of the Neuropsychiatry Pathway, across all domains of care and supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other psychologists and other clinical members of the team. Utilising your research skills for audit, policy and service development and research, you will also be able to take responsibility for proposing and implementing policy/practice changes within the area serviced by the team/service.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist/Lead, Consultant Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists.

Your profile

The position will be suitable for Clinical Psychologists with at least four years of experience working with people with an acquired brain injury, HD or complex dementia.

Experience of service delivery in secure environments and/or forensic issues and /or with behaviour that challenges will be an advantage.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days plus holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.

For informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Keith G Jenkins, Lead Psychologist, on 01604 616459 or alternatively email:

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2017