Psychiatric Clinical Specialist

  • Homebased, United Kingdom
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

Job Description

As a Psychiatric Clinical Specialist working within Capita Health and Welfare you will embark on a rewarding career, utilising your core skills as a Psychiatric Clinical Specialist in an entirely different way.  Across various Health and Welfare businesses, you will lead on the development of clinical quality assurance mechanisms, contribute to service design from a psychiatric perspective, and provide specialist clinical audit input. You will also undertake complex clinical assessments for applicants to the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TPS) & produce a structure assessment report to the Victims Payment Board (VPB) decision makers.

Key Accountabilities

  • As part of the clinical governance team, you will contribute to the design and delivery of clinically appropriate processes, clinical audit mechanisms and service design, with specific consideration as to how this would affect service users with a psychiatric condition, advising the organisation on best practice.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of appropriate clinical training for other health professionals, considering this from a psychiatric perspective.
  • Work as part of an expert clinical panel and assist other health professionals in making clinical decisions in cases where there is a psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Meet face to face both physically and/or virtually or review available medical evidence from applicants to the TPS scheme to determine the permanence of an applicant’s condition and their percentage disablement
  • Play a pro-active role in seeking insight and further medical evidence as required from GP’s, other healthcare professionals or services to support the applicants TPS application
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and supporting evidence to support your assessment and subsequent structured, evidence based report for the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Victims Payment Board (VPB)
  • Compile a comprehensive report in a professional and concise manner, including a detailed history, a full justification and conclusion from evidence gathered to support the Victims Payment Board (VPB) in their decision-making
  • Work to ensure the productivity and quality targets, established by Capita TPS to meet its contractual Service Level Agreements, are met
  • Utilise Management Information and feedback systems to support improved quality and performance. Take ownership of any feedback to aid own personal and professional development
  • Maintain and evidence personal Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Online Mandatory Training (OMT) and ensure continuing professional registration
  • Develop own clinical knowledge of the impacts of health conditions/disabilities less familiar to you


  • A minimum of 2 years’ senior experience in a Psychiatric specialism as a Doctor or Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
  • Where this individual is a qualified Clinical Psychologist, they should hold a relevant Masters degree.
  • Fully registered without sanction or conditions of practice with the GMC/HCPC with a valid PIN
  • Strong analytical skills – familiar with MS Office, particularly Excel/Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work at pace, set boundaries, manage conversations and keep to timescales
  • Ability to relate to people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, races, religions and cultures
  • Report writing skills with an ability  to deal with a high percentage of work using a laptop and IT systems
  • Experience in the assessment of psychiatric trauma.
  • Experience in clinical governance, clinical audit and process / service development

Additional Information

It is anticipated that the Psychiatric Clinical Specialist will spend 80% of their time working on the TPDPS contract and 20% of their time working within other Health and Welfare businesses to include PIP.

In total, 60% of their time will be allocated to contributing to the design and delivery of training, process, audit  and quality assurance. This includes playing a lead role within an expert clinical panel alongside other clinical experts providing clinical advice and expertise to other clinicians. 15% of their time will be spent undertaking other duties such as attending team meetings or 121 performance reviews with their Manager, or clinical observations with senior clinicians. The remaining 25% of the time will be spent assessing applicants to the scheme.

These percentages may vary if business or operational priorities change. Clinical supervision will be provided by the Chief Medical Officer for Capita Health and Welfare.


Capita Health & Welfare is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome and encourage applications from all applicants. Adaptations are available on request. For further information or to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need, please contact us on 0300 303 8544

Privacy Policy