Psychologist – PICU

  • North West of England
  • £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 8

Posted May 16, 2024

Job Description

We are excited to offer a permanent position for a full or part time Psychologist to join a dynamic Psychology department, working across the adult Psychiatric Intensive Care Services (PICU). This is an exciting and interesting role due to the variety and breadth of experience it offers.

Salary: Up to £55,000

Position: Principle Psychologist

Hours: 37.5

Setting: PICU

Location: Manchester

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Oversee the implementation of the psychological model across the wards.
  • Collaborate closely with a skilled team of Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, and a wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Conduct assessments, formulations, and a range of brief and impactful interventions.
  • Perform risk assessments and indirect working.
  • Provide consultation and training to the wider staffing team.
  • Support the integration of psychological approaches to patient care.
  • Provide clinical supervision to members of the psychological therapies team setting.


  • HCPC Registration
  • Interest in and knowledge of working psychologically with complex client groups and risk.
  • Experience in working with complex client groups and risk (post-qualification experience is desirable but not essential).
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic and fast-paced environments.
  • Capability to provide supportive and containing assistance to wider teams in a pressured and challenging service.
  • Ability to form positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Interest in working collaboratively within teams.
  • Drive to develop innovative psychological interventions for the client group.
  • Interest in contributing to service development alongside the lead clinician.

What benefits are on offer?

  • Access to excellent CPD and training opportunities within the service.
  • Availability of funded and accredited training opportunities, subject to completion of probationary period.
  • Encouragement and support for attendance at national conferences and pursuit of research interests.
  • Strong research links with local Universities within the psychology department.
  • Provision of placements for trainees from various courses on both core and specialist placement
  • Up to 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Complimentary parking at all locations
  • Health and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • SMART Pensions
  • Cycle scheme
  • Computing scheme – Purchase the latest technology at retail prices through salary exchange
  • Access exclusive shopping discounts for online and in-store purchases
  • GymFlex

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychology sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS, Charities, Social Enterprises and private sector
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Lewis on 01277 245909 or drop an email to

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