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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Part time: 10.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
30/09/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Counselling/Health)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’


 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Band 8A - Band 7 preceptorship may be considered)

Transplant Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital

 Hours – 0.28WTE (10hrs 30mins)


 An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 8A Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to join the Transplant Centre based at Wythenshawe Hospital (part of Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered practitioner to work alongside (and under the supervision of) a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, as well as working alongside an additional Clinical Psychologist, in the delivery of psychological care for patients of the Transplant Centre.  The post holder will liaise across all relevant sectors of care, providing highly specialist, psychological assessment and interventions for clients with complex psychological needs, offering advice and consultation on client’s psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, as well as to other non-professional carers and workers of other agencies where appropriate.

The successful candidate should ideally have post-qualification experience of working with individuals with complex and chronic physical health problems (ideally have an interest in transplant surgery/medicine), and will support the Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist in providing a psychological service of specialist assessment, consultation and intervention.  The post holder will be expected to work alongside Transplant Surgical/Medical Consultants, Nursing staff and AHPs. There are excellent opportunities within the services to become involved with service developments, and with audit and research projects. The service has close links with Lancaster and Liverpool Doctorate Training Programmes and is the Host Trust for the Manchester Doctorate Programme.

We are seeking applications from established Clinical/Counselling Psychologists (registered as Practitioner Psychologists with the HCPC an absolute expectation).  You will have gained post qualification experience in physical health settings as well as a familiarity and commitment to working with a medical multidisciplinary team and inpatient/outpatient settings.

You will work as an independent Practitioner Psychologist with your own clinical case load; as well contribute to staff consultation, research and multidisciplinary work.

The successful candidate will have appropriate access to in-house and specialist CPD.  Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are the host trust and the post holder will be employed under a service level agreement that exists with Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We welcome interest from candidates who are soon to qualify/recently qualified from a professional Doctoral training course for this post.  If successful, they would be appointed at Band 7 and supported to develop towards Band 8a.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Zoey Malpus
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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Telephone number
0161 271 0766
Additional information

Dr Zoey Malpus, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Transplant Centre)

(Tel No: 0161 2710766; email

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