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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



Up to £55,000



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Position Type: Full-time or Part-time, negotiable

We are looking to employ an enthusiastic Psychologist to work across two of our inpatient wards: a 14- bed mixed Rehabilitation and Recovery (R&R) ward and a 10-bed men’s Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Bristol Priory Hospital is an esteemed provider of mental health services, dedicated to delivering accessible and compassionate mental health care. It is in an exceptional location in Bristol, offering a unique environment and a diverse range of services, we aim to provide the highest quality of care and support to those seeking help with their mental health. Our Grade II listed hospital building is set in extensive grounds, just off the M32 and less than three miles from the centre of Bristol, with free on-site parking. We offer 86 beds spread over eight wards, providing a wide range of services, including Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU), eating disorders, acute care, rehab, and recovery. Our collaborative environment fosters opportunities to gain experience in various services.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide specialist psychological and / or mental health input for our male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Rehab and Recovery wards.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy.
  • To work within the MDT and contribute to ward rounds and Care Plan Approach (CPA) meetings.
  • To deliver regular Reflective Practice for the ward staff.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of one’s psychological practice.
  • To administer Psychometric tests and other evidence-based assessments as clinically indicated.

Join Our Team:

You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Psychotherapists. Your typical day will involve a diverse mix of individual sessions, assessments, clinical support to the team, and group work.


  • HCPC registration
  • Prior experience in inpatient mental health services

Training and Development:

We provide comprehensive training on our systems and policies to ensure your success. Additionally, we offer individual specialist CPD opportunities and are willing to fund ADOS and ADI-R training.

Make a Difference:

Join us at the Bristol Priory Hospital, and be part of a team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of those seeking mental health support. Your expertise and leadership will contribute to our mission of providing exceptional care in a serene and compassionate environment.


If you are passionate about mental health and ready to take the next step in your career, we invite you to apply and help us shape a brighter future for mental health services. Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our team.

To discuss the role please contact Dr Hayley Silcox (Principal Psychologist) or Emily Hack (Therapy Services Manager) on 0117 952 5255.

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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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