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Head of Psychology Department - Clinical / Counselling / Forensic **Relocation Package**
Ref: CYG18844

Taunton, TA3 7BQ
£70,000pa (FTE £87,500pa)
Part Time
Closing date
Monday 8 November 2021

Are you an outstanding Psychology leader with a passion for delivering high quality care?

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a dynamic, supportive team.

Maximising positive outcomes & recovery for ourclients–it’s a challenging, satisfying vocation.

So if you care about making a difference to people – every day – we want to hear from you.

Head of Psychology:

We need a dedicated, accomplished Head of Psychology with excellent leadership skills to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. Working on a part time, 4 day per week basis.

Cygnet Hospital Taunton:

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • Lead the development, evaluation & management of the service 
  • Manage, train, supervise & support team colleagues 
  • Work as a team psychologist within a multidisciplinary team (MDT) 
  • Ensure quality & compliance with internal & external standards & regulations
  • Provide expert knowledge & support within the service & to the wider clinical team
  • Carry out psychological assessments, develop care plans & provide therapy 
  • Carry out clinical research & disseminate outcomes via presentations and publications.

We are looking for someone who is... 

  • A HCPC registered Psychologist with demonstrable previous professional practice experience
  • Preferably trained in complex therapies such as Schema focused, Cognitive Analytical and DBT
  • An effective people, time & task manager with excellent communication & leadership skills 
  • Passionate about working with people with a range of complex mental health needs
  • Capable of treating difficulties such as self-harm, physical & verbal aggression, history of sexual offending and drug & alcohol problems
  • Knowledgeable about risk management, legislation & its impact on service provision.


  • 32hrs per week (4 days)

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Competitive Salary
  • Relocation Packagae up to £4,000
  • Monthly reflective practice, & support with CPD opportunities
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving.

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Ready to make a positive change? 

If interested, please apply below or forward your cv to

Join us!

In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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