Clinical Psychologist, Band 7

Mental Health

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 p.a.

Fixed term (12 months)

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Psychologist to to join our Enhanced Health and Wellbeing team working across Dorset. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications to join a highly motivated, professional and committed team.

The Here For Each Other staff wellbeing service complements and enhances the wellbeing programme already in place within each partner organisation. We want to make sure that we do everything possible to support colleagues at a time when they might forget to look after themselves while prioritising others.

Our Wellbeing Hub has coaches and clinicians trained in mental and physical health with a spectrum of offers, ranging from wellbeing coaching to physiotherapy, counselling, psychological therapy and mental health.

Our aim is to provide high quality specialist clinical psychology services, to ensure best care and outcomes for staff members across Dorset, as well as contributing to the development and resilience of health and social care staff. You’ll have excellent leadership and communication skills combined with a comprehensive psychological knowledge base. Highly skilled, organised, creative, flexible and able to think on their feet; offering formulations, guidance and interventions will stand you in good stead.

You’ll have a sound understanding of safeguarding practice and principles, a positive approach to multi agency working and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week ending on 31/03/2023.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Katie Hall, Service Manager at kate.hall26@nhs.net.




What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.

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Job Reference

Reference: 152-M724.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-11

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