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Clinical Associate Psychologist (CAP)

Band 5 - 6

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Clinical Associate Psychologist
Band 5 - 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£23,023 - £29,608 pa
11/01/2019 23:59

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644. The Trust is committed to supporting all staff and we are currently reimbursing all application costs for staff who are eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.


All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.


Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients



31 Graduate Psychologists sought to work in Cornish secondary schools as part of a leading national programme

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting over 30 psychology graduates to join its trailblazing Clinical Associate Psychology (CAP) programme.

The Psychologists will each work in one of Cornwall’s 31 secondary schools supporting children and young people with mental health problems as part of the wider Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The CAP workers will provide assessment, formulation and intervention.

These new roles provide a unique opportunity to work as part of an integrated CAMHS provision in schools and to make a real difference to the wellbeing of young people.

As one of our new CAP workers we will provide you with one year’s training from the University of Exeter, at master’s level and remuneration at Band 5 (£23,023-£29,608). In return, once qualified we ask that you commit to the stay with the Trust for an further two years, during which time we will remunerate you at a Band 6 (£28,050 - £36,644). Throughout your employment with the Trust you will receive supervision from a CAMHS clinical psychologist.

Applicants will need to be self-motivated and have experience of working in a mental health setting and have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in Psychology from a BPS accredited programme or 2.2 Honours Degree in Psychology from a BPS accredited programme with additional appropriate experience to be assessed.

Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of The British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Trust’s services are currently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission and our goal is to be Outstanding in all domains.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Michael Hodgkinson, Trust Head of Psychology & Psychological Therapies - telephone 01208 834250 or email or

Dr Debbie Hunter, Lead Clinical Psychologist (CAMHs) - Telephone 01872 221445 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01208 834646