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NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Crisis Home Treat
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Busheyfields Hospital
Dudley & Walsall
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
19/07/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.


Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.


We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:




We are looking for a full time, permanent, Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist who would enjoy helping to further embed the use of psychological knowledge and skills within two Crisis Home Treatment Teams.  Such teams are an interesting place to work in a creative and flexible way on a short term basis to meet the needs of individuals who present in crisis, in various forms. 


Crisis Home Treatment within Dudley and Walsall are in a process of re-configuration and the post holder will be expected to support these changes and contribute to service development.  Additional funding has been secured to make the post full time and it is hoped that approval for additional psychologist resource will be granted in the future, particularly in light of the recent merge between Dudley and Walsall Mental Health and Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust, where other localities have a full time position at each site. 


Please note that the job description and person specification are likely to be revised slightly as part of the merger process. 


Interviews will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Closing date 19th July 2020

Interview date TBC

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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

Interested applicants are encouraged to email Dr Louise Glover, Principal Clinical Psychologist, at or to telephone on 07920871554.