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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division



Up to £55,000 FTE


37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health care and education services. We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.


Set within landscaped gardens in Cheshire, Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal (close to Manchester) offers a range of complex mental health inpatient services. 

There is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Practitioner Psychologist (must be HCPC registered) to join a dynamic Psychology department, working across the adult Psychiatric Intensive Care Services (PICU). This is a full time vacancy however can be offered as two part time roles.  


This is an exciting and interesting role due to the variety and breadth of experience it offers.

The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the psychological model across the wards. They will work closely with a skilled team including Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and a wider multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

The role is extremely diverse and involves assessment, formulation, a range of brief and impactful interventions, risk assessment, indirect working, consultation and training to the wider staffing team, and supporting psychological approaches to care. There will also be opportunity to provide clinical supervsion to other members of the psychological therapies team.  


Suitable candidates will have interest in, knowledge of and experience of working psychologically with complex client groups and risk. Some post qualification experience is desirable although newly qualified psychologists will be considered. Applicants will enjoy working in dynamic and fast paced environments and will be able to provide containing support to the wider teams working in a pressured and challenging service. The post holder will need to be able to form positive relationships with colleagues and be interested in working in teams. Suitable candidates will also have the drive to develop innovative approaches to intervening psychologically with this client group and be interested in contributing to service development in conjunction with the lead clinician.


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. The psychology department also has strong research links with local Universities, and provides placements for trainees from a number of different courses on both core and specialist placements.


For further information, please contact Dr Rebecca Dunn, Head of Psychology, 0161-428-9511 or    

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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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