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Priory Hospital Ticehurst, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU

Priory Group Division



£45K - £60K



Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen to work across our Acute ward.

Job Role

  • A specialist service to people with a mental disorder/personality disorder through developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments, formulating plans for their psychological treatments
  • Implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups as per NICE & best practice guidelines.
  • To provide specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision as required


The successful candidate will be experienced in working with people with complex mental health needs, where psychosis and severe interpersonal difficulties are part of their presentation and be familiar with working through a trauma informed lens to understand what has happened to in the life of the individual and to use evidence based interventions to alleviate distress.

Working alongside colleagues, the candidate will offer specialist psychological assessments, formulations and brief interventions.

Suitable candidates will have completed training in clinical/counselling/forensic psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

There are excellent CPD and training opportunities for employees within this service, and funded and accredited training opportunities will be available and agreed as part of the role (subject the completion of a probationary period). Attendance at national conferences and research interests are also encouraged.    

We welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists or those who are due to qualify in the Summer of 2023 and are able to join as a trainee prior to this. We will also consider applications from those who may require more flexible working.

About Ticehurst

Centrally located with easy access to Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone, The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House has 43 beds across 2 service lines: Acute Adult and Acute Private.

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health services for adults in a safe and supportive environment.

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams. 

We are proud to be rated ‘Good’ for site overall, following our recent CQC inspection in April 2021.      

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.

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group 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, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.


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