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Consultant Clinical Psychologist Neuropsychiatry Division

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: upwards of £60,000 plus £8,500 travel allowance (FTE), depending on experience

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St Andrew’s Neuropsychiatry Division

Career Level C – Manager / Expert (NHS Band 8c)

Hours: Part-time (15-hours)


You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s is the UK’s largest mental health charity and a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. Based across our 3 sites (Northampton, Birmingham and Essex) and our Community Partnership Division supporting hundreds of people in the community, we aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ and service users’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

This post offers an opportunity for a new or experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist looking for part-time work, including working alongside your own independent practice or potential opportunities for additional outpatient work with the St Andrew’s Community Partnership Division. Future options may also arise for extending contracted hours through a split post with another inpatient division within the Charity. Applications will also be considered from candidates currently at Principal Psychologist level, looking to take that next step in career progression. You will join a large team of over 20 Consultant Psychologists and 50 other registered Psychologists across the Charity. Consequently, there will be plenty of support for someone early in their Consultant career but great opportunities for experienced Consultants to progress in the future too.

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.

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

The Northampton site also has facilities linked to our vocational service, Workbridge, such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork and ceramics workshop, all co-staffed by St Andrew’s staff and patients, and community-based service users. Other facilities include gyms and swimming pools for patients and staff to use. These are all based in over 150 acres of beautiful grounds (please see link below for more details).

The Person

 We would like to recruit a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has:

  • Experience of working with people with neurodegenerative disorders (such as Dementia and Huntington’s disease).
  • Experience of working with older adults.
  • Experience of working systemically within an inpatient setting with people presenting with behaviors that challenge and risk. 
  • HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Candidates will have the necessary skills and competencies to fulfil the job description associated with the post, evidenced by British Psychological Society National Assessor of Applied Consultant Psychologists (Band 8C and above) involvement in recruitment to a previous similar role, or a willingness for inclusion of a National Assessor as part of the recruitment into this post.
  • Desire to apply your skills and expertise by providing clinical and risk assessments for our patients, to collaboratively develop formulations, plan and sequence psychological interventions and consult with the wider clinical team to enable patients to progress to the least restrictive environments.
  • Membership of the Specialist Register of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology is especially valued.
  • Desire to further develop to become a University of Bradford Dementia Care Mapper (if not already). 
  • Desire to further develop to become an APT RAID Tutor (if not already). 
  • Experience leading a team of psychologists.
  • Experience supporting strategic development of older adult or neuropsychology services.


The Service 

As a result of changes within our service a post has arisen for a part-time Consultant Clinical Psychologist to work within the Dementia and Huntington’s disease psychology team for working age and older adults presenting with behaviour that challenges and/or forensic risk. The successful applicant will be joining a well-established Psychology Department which offers professional support and a wide range of expertise, and includes Consultant Clinical Neuropsychology and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Clinical Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, and Psychology Doctoral Trainees, Masters and Undergraduate Students and Volunteers.

Psychology is highly valued within the Division of Neuropsychiatry and is embedded within a multi-disciplinary approach.  You will be joining colleagues from Nursing, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Social Work. We are seeking keen team players who adopt a person-centered approach to care, and a recovery focus towards rehabilitation and re-mentia practices aiming to optimise each individual person’s progress through treatment.

We will provide training and supervision

You will be able to access excellent opportunities for continuing professional development including engagement with our Academic Center and research teams; attendance at our weekly CPD events that are delivered by a range of internal and external experts in their field; and you will join a large network of experienced clinicians working across our inpatient and community services.


The post attracts a competitive salary with travel allowance (with the option of additional remuneration for work undertaken via the St Andrew’s Community Partnership division), sickness policy on a par with the NHS, 41 days annual leave including Bank Holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more.

If interested

Any questions regarding the post, please contact Dr Inga Stewart (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) 01604 616000 or James Farrelly (Senior Recruiter) on 01604 616624 or

Closing Date: Sunday 5th December