Location Hastings, East Sussex, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £44,503 per year
Reference 162480

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Psychologist to work full-time based in Hastings.

The salary for this permanent Psychologist job is £44,503 per annum.


  • Work as a member of the clinical service/ team, providing a high quality, specialist applied psychology service to clients, their families or carers
  • Support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training and by participating in systematic clinical governance
  • Utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service
  • Provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychology service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways
  • Be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy
  • Use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues
  • Clinically supervise assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists
  • Professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage, assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists
  • Provide consultation and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team
  • Contribute to local service developments under the supervision of the professional lead
  • Utilise research skills to undertake service evaluation, audit and research as appropriate and disseminate the results in the service and nationally
  • Propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service
  • Carry out specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the service, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care, in order to reach a psychological formulation of the client’s difficulties
  • Formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of clients’ mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s problems, and to practice within the context of evidence based approaches and the overall therapeutic approach/philosophy of the service
  • Be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations, drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses
  • Provide specialist assessments of clients presenting with cognitive impairment due to a variety of causes or organic conditions, including pre-assessment counselling and neuropsychological and functional assessments, and to be able to adjust psychological interventions to work effectively with people presenting with complex needs due to cognitive impairment and organic disorders
  • Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options for clients taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group

Requirements of the Psychologist:

  • HCPC registered psychologist
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as approved by the HPC
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check
  • Demonstrate the core principles of safeguarding and protection of Human Rights; treating people with dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy
  • Experience of specialist psychological working (assessment, formulation and treatment) with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care settings, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of applied psychology
  • Experience of offering teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/service
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc)
  • High level of knowledge and skills in neuropsychology and evidence of further practice and/or training since qualification
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC
  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Communication/Relationship skills
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Analytical & Judgement skills: Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration. Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non- professional groups
  • Planning & Organisational skills: Ability to work within a large geographical area effectively, managing travel arrangements and using creative working solutions. Ability to plan and manage a work load
  • People Management/Leadership/Resources: Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
  • IT skills: Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings


This Psychologist job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.