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Solihull, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience



Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Solihull are recruiting for a Registered Practitioner Psychologist to join their fantastic multi-disciplinary team based in Meriden, Coventry.

Priory Hospital Solihull is a 31-bedded mental health rehabilitation service for a males and females aged 18. The service is arranged across three separate wards and is for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness, which might include treatment resistant conditions.

In this role as Registered Practitioner Psychologist you will contribute to the provision of the psychology service at Priory Solihull. You will provide psychological input in line with the agreed service provision, and identified risks and needs of the patients.

You will use your skills and experience in your respective field, to undertake the role of Registered Practitioner Psychologist for a designated ward and/or group of patients as agreed with the head of psychology. This includes assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation in line with the patient’s presentation and care pathway. Assess patients using appropriate assessments and psychometric measures and interpret and report results accurately. Some duties of the role include:

  • You will work independently and make decisions autonomously.
  • To co-ordinate delivery of psychological assessment and intervention from other psychology staff including assistant psychologists and students
  • To be ready to discuss issues with the Principal Psychologist/Head of Psychology where required.
  • You have completed a postgraduate study relevant to your specialism e.g. Clinical, Forensic Counselling Psychology and be a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC as essential criteria with ongoing renewal of your registration every 2 years with the HCPC.
  • It will be desirable, for you to be a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS and a member of the specialist division e.g. DCP, DFP or DCoP.
  • To provide Reflective Practice for Staff (as directed by the Head of Psychology)
  • To hold management, clinical and professional supervision responsibilities for junior psychology staff as directed by the Head of Psychology.
  • Facilitate staff training in line with the agreed psychology provision as required.
  • Contribute to the development of evidence-based practices, strategies and policies as requested by the Head of Psychology.
  • Conduct research, service evaluation and audit as appropriate as guided by the Head of Psychology and Senior Management Team
  • Develop own skills and experience as a Psychologist. Attend supervision (clinical, management and peer) and training as required. Complete developmental objectives set. Maintain record of supervision and development in accordance with HCPC CPD guidelines.

To apply for this role you will need to:

  • Be HCPC registered
  • Have experience within a similar setting
  • Have experience is supervising assistants and trainees and facilitating reflective practice
  • Have understanding, experience and/or training relevant to rehabilitation services, which may include:
  • The basic principles of rehabilitation and recovery orientated practice, including what constitutes effective rehabilitation & its key components
  • CBT psychosis
  • Family Interventions
  • Structured psychological interventions (individual, group or family) for bipolar affective disorder
  • High Intensity psychological interventions for depression – CBT, IPT
  • Positive Behavioural Support
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans
  • Recognising and communicating with people who have special needs (eg cognitive impairment and Learning Disability)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • DBT/Schema focused therapy
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Diagnostic schedules for PD


In return for your hard work and expertise you will benefit from

  • Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience
  • Relevant supervision from senior Psychologist in line with supervision requirements
  • Free on-site parking
  • Supplemented meals on duty
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc
  • Your birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunity for career development within the priory healthcare network
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)
  • Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
  • You will have support from your Assistant Psychologist whom you will also supervise



Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

For more information about this exciting opportunity or to book a site visit, please contact Christopher Spence, Director of Clinical Services on 01676 525 050

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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