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Assistant Psychologists

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £24,000 per annum, depending on experience

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We have exciting opportunities for Assistant Psychologists to join our Charity to support our patients across a number of Services

Our psychology teams plays a key role in service delivery and development, with research being a key activity with academic publications and presentations at national and international conferences. 

Our Charity

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

Our Site and Services

The Northampton site hosts services that include: Learning Disability; Autism; Medium Secure Forensics including our Deaf Service; Acquired Brain Injury; Dementia and Huntington’s Disease; Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (including PICU); CAMHS and Community Partnerships, as well as our Academic and Research and Innovation Centres, offering great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future. 

A bit more about the role

The successful applicants will join a large psychology team. Duties are varied and will include assisting Qualified Psychologists in psychological and behavioural assessments of patient needs, offering group and individual therapy sessions based on a variety of models, maintaining research databases, carrying out clinical audits, delivering staff training.

A bit more about you 

You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in psychology and be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. If you bring either previous experience of working within a multidisciplinary team in a clinical setting or a relevant post graduate qualification your application is very welcome. 

You should be very competent in computer skills, research methods, have high levels of literacy and numeracy, and have great interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience and interest in working within similar patient groups is advantageous, but not essential.


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications. On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.