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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£33,000- £41,000 dependent on experience


37.5 hrs p/wk (Mon-Fri, structure to be discussed at interview)

Job Advert - Division Information

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.


Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence in our eating disorders, adolescent, rehabilitation and PICU services.

Set within landscaped gardens, the supportive environment of the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal offers a comprehensive inpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The service is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality care and treatment for service users. The psychology department has close academic and clinical links with the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and Salford.



Job Advert Role Description

Purpose of Role:

To work flexibly to provide a specialist Psychology service to the Eating Disorders Service


Main Duties:

  • Provide a psychological perspective to multidisciplinary teams in relation to the assessment, formulation and treatment of complex psychological difficulties.
  • Manage referrals and caseload in providing effective and timely clinical services.
  • Provide specialist psychological and psychometric assessments as agreed with the multidisciplinary team, including the use of appropriate symptom and risk measurement tools to monitor progress and outcomes.
  • Provide direct clinical work and supervision for other staff. Be able to use evidence based therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, IPT, DBT) in relation to the provision of psychotherapeutic interventions for those with complex mental health needs.
  • Represent psychology in unit management meetings and contribute to discussion of unit strategy and therapeutic milieu.
  • To develop and maintain a ‘culture’ of awareness of psychological issues, especially in relation to the psychological formulation of cases. To create opportunities to increase reflective practice and psychological mindedness in the staff team.
  • Provide education and supervision to key staff in the use and practice of suitable psychological interventions as appropriate.
  • To work with other members of the MDT to provide consultation to nursing staff.
  • To draw on scientist practitioner skills and act as a catalyst to service and research development.
  • To work effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment and to maintain appropriate cross-professional relationships.
  • To establish and maintain appropriate collaborations and links with psychologists both within and outside the organisation.
  • To perform other appropriate duties commensurate with the post as agreed.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provision of one to one, and group specialist psychology interventions as part of an overall package of MDT care.
  • Supervision and training of other mental health professionals, developing their psychological skills.
  • Provide a specialist psychology perspective to the MDT and Clinical Psychology Dept meetings.
  • Conduct specialist psychological assessments, risk assessments and to develop risk and psychological management plans as appropriate.
  • To participate fully in clinical governance including Clinical Audit, CPD and Quality Assurance measures.


This full time position calls for a professional with HCPC registration as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist and a doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology. We also welcome applications from current doctoral trainees who are due to qualify by October 2018. In all cases, you must be able to demonstrate the clinical, consultation and leadership skills needed to offer an outstanding psychology service. First-class communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills are, of course, essential.

For informal enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr Fairuz Awenat, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Adult Psychology Services (0161 428 9511 ext 5011;


What we’d like to offer you:

  • Excellent salary
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities including:
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Improved CPD application & panel process
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

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