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Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division



£55 - £65 dependant on experience



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Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 mules south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including a ten bedded female NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care, a thirteen bedded mixed gender NHS acute service, and a bedded private acute ward beds for both men and women.

In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large outpatient department and regional conference facilities. The hospital opened in Match 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a new and developing team, in a brand new hospital located in a beautiful setting. 

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Sessional Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Outpatient Team, support clients with needs such as depression, anxiety, OCD and trauma. The successful candidate would be expected to see up to 6 clients a day and to adhere to all clinical duties including documentation keeping, liaising with the wider MDT and external services if needed and completing necessary processes using Priory Systems. 

Successful candidates would need to be HCPC registered. Accreditation of some sort is desirable e.g. BPS Accreditation. Specialists such as EMDR or DBT Skills are also desired to support some of our more complex referrals. 

As a Sessional Psychologist, you will be expected to consider referrals of a higher complexity at times such as clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. 

Sessional roles are based on a referral system which operates on an expectation of a 48 hour turn around, to ensure our clients are seen as quickly as possible for their treatment. There may be times that your days are busier than others but know at Priory Hospital Barnt Green, we aim to keep our employees busy, upskilled and supported to the best we can.

Additionally to this, you will be part of a much bigger team. At Barnt Green, you will work alongside Therapists, other Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses, Catering Teams and more. Although this role is for our Outpatient Service, this does not limit the experience and day to day contact you will have with other professionals. As our services grow, so do our opportunities. 

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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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