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Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division



£55,000 to £65, 000



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Location Description


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.


We are seeking a Principle Psychologist to contribute to the provision and development of the psychology service within the hospital/unit. To provide psychological input in line with the agreed service provision, and the identified risks and needs of the patients.

Job Advert Role Description

As a Principle Psychologist, you will be expected to:

- Work independently and make decisions autonomously.

- To be ready to discuss issues with the Head of Psychology where required.

- You will be required to have good communication with the psychology team, clinical team and multi-disciplinary team.

- Intelligent problem solving based upon acquired knowledge and skill gained through experience and supervised practice. A creative approach is required when facilitating therapy sessions.

Communication will be essential with the following groups:

  • Ward Managers (or equivalent location specific)
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologists,  trainee and assistant psychologists
  • Multidisciplinary ward staff including psychiatry, nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Workers, Support staff
  • Crisis and Community Mental Health team colleagues
  • Service Users, Carers, Advocacy service

- Be aware of and support the specific Priory Service Line related to your patient population and demographic.

- To be responsible for ensuring own clinical supervision in accordance with the British Psychological Society’s good practice guidelines, and to keep an up-to-date record of supervision received.

- To meet regularly with Line Manager to discuss service issues.

- To be responsible for ensuring own continuing professional development is kept up-to-date in line with recommendations from the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the policies of the Psychology department.

- To meet the requirement to complete an annual appraisal.

- To keep up-to-date with current developments in psychology practice, professional issues, service developments and developments in strategic thinking via own study and through attending short courses and lengthier training programmes as identified in the appraisal process.

- To disseminate knowledge acquired through study and attendance at courses to colleagues within the service.

- To adhere to duties and responsibilities as employees under the General Data Protection Regulations to ensure that personal data are not negligently nor unlawfully handled nor disclosed to unauthorised persons.

Every two years you must eligible to, and formally, re-register as a practitioner psychologist with HCPC at the date set by HCPC.

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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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