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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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Clinical Psychologist
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Foxhall House
£42,414 - £49,969 gross per annum
25/11/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.

With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.

This vacancy represents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join a well-established male Low Secure Unit (LSU) in Ipswich which delivers multi-disciplinary, comprehensive services to adults with mental health issues who are under a Section of the Mental Health Act (1983) and who present with risk and/or offending behaviours.

NSFT Secure Services are rated “Good” by the CQC and we are proud of the collaborative, caring and recovery oriented service we provide. The LSU is part of the wider NSFT Secure Services which include a male Low and Medium Secure and a Women’s Secure inpatient Service, Community Forensic Services, Court Liaison and Diversion services and personality disorder services provided at HMP Wayland. The breadth of our services represents an opportunity to be part of a larger psychology team and to share practice and experience within a friendly and supportive team.

The service has links to the UEA Clinical Psychology Training course and offers placements and teaching to Clinical Psychologists in Training.

We are seeking to permanently appoint an 8a Clinical Psychologist to work in the inpatient male LSU unit based at Foxhall House (Ipswich).

We will consider applications from last year DclinPsy candidates who demonstrate they have suitable skills.

NSFT is committed to Service User and Carer involvement in the design and review of Service provision. The successful candidate would be expected to hold this principle in the centre of their work ethic.

All correspondence regarding short-listing, invite to interview and references will be done via e-mail. Please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails and that you provide an e-mail address for each referee.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

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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 Marco Pellegrini, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, at

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431