Main duties of the job

This role will work closely with the 8c Clinical Psychologist, who is also the Clinical Lead for the service. You will provide supervision to Band 7 and 8a Clinicians as well as Trainee/Assistant Psychologists who work into the service. You will be working into a very friendly and supportive environment in which supervision and continued professional development are highly valued. This post is part of a vibrant wider Child Disability Psychology team who have an emphasis on quality improvement.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac. 

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Good Honours degree in Psychology
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status.
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Clinical supervision training for supervising Doctoral trainees.
  • Doctoral level advanced specialist knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, psychological therapies and their application, neuropsychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical psychology.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies and assessment methodologies.
  • Recognised qualification in supervision.
  • Record of publications in peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Substantial assessed experience of working as a qualified and senior clinical psychologist, normally including significant post-qualification experience within the designated speciality where the post is located, or relevant transferable skills.
  • Assessed experience of working effectively as a qualified and senior level clinical psychologist in the designated speciality, or relevant transferable skills. Demonstration of further specialist training/experience through having received extensive and demonstrable clinical supervision of working as a specialist Clinical Psychologist or an alternative agreed by the Director of Psychology.
  • Experience of specialised psychological assessment and treatment of a range of clients across a wide range of care settings.
  • Experience of working with client groups across an increasing range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients psychological care, with experience of co-ordinating care within the context of multi-disciplinary care-planning.
  • Experience of providing teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of professional management of qualified clinical psychologists and other staff.
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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