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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
physical health psychology
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: monday to friday
Job ref
new cross hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
25/10/2020 23:59
Interview date

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 is 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: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.


Clinical / Counselling Psychologist in Cancer Care
Physical Health Psychology
Band 7

Full time 37.5 hours

The Physical Health Psychology Service is a team of psychologists, therapists and counsellors who aim to assist people in adapting to and developing creative solutions for physical health problems. The BCHT Physical Health Psychology Service currently operates across 3 geographical patches (Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell and West Birmingham) with a number of contracts in each area. This post will be based in Wolverhampton at Whitmore Reans Health Centre and New Cross Hospital providing psychological services for cancer within Wolverhampton CCG.

This is a perfect opportunity for a newly qualified psychologist, or a psychologist with previous experience who wants to develop their skills in physical health psychology. The post-holder will enjoy considerable variety within their role, providing bespoke individual and group psychological input, team formulation and consultation, supervision, training, and promoting psychologically-informed care in a range of community, outpatient and hospital settings.

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual with a keenness and ability to integrate your current skills and apply them in this context. Prior experience of working in physical health is not essential, and we are very happy to consider job share and flexible working arrangements. The most important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively. There are often other opportunities arising within our service so this would be a great way of seeing what a career in our team has to offer.

The post-holder will be joining a supportive and forward-thinking team of psychological professionals who pride themselves on their commitment to the continual development and improvement of patient care. The Cancer Psychology Service is led by an 8B Clinical Psychologist, and also consists of a Psychological Counsellor. Team members hold a range of therapeutic interests including Cognitive Behavioural, Third Wave, Narrative and Psychodynamic approaches. Clinical and leadership supervision, and continuing professional development, are highly valued, with the wider Physical Health Psychology community coming together every six months for Summer and Winter CPD workshops. Additionally, there are opportunities to join Narrative peer supervision and other groups. We are able to offer great opportunities for career progression, with many members of the service seeking and successfully securing promotions. The post will have active links with, and support from, both the wider Physical Health Psychology Service and psychological professionals within Trust mental health services with opportunities for development via the Trust appraisal system.


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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

heidi napier
Job title
clinical or counselling psychologist
Telephone number
07768 800603
Additional information

We would be delighted to meet with prospective applicants to discuss the post and provide an opportunity to meet current members of the team prior to the interview. Please contact either Dr Heidi Napier Consultant Clinical Psychologist 07768 800603