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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£42,414 to £49,969 gross per annum
22/11/2018 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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Suffolk Perinatal Mental Health Service

The Perinatal Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary mental health service for pregnant and postnatal women with severe and complex mental illness. Women who are registered with a GP in Suffolk and those having their maternity care at Ipswich Hospital or West Suffolk Hospital can be referred and women can be referred from preconception until the end of the sixth postnatal month.

NSFT has been granted additional funding to expand our team of professionals focused on the delivery of this important intervention to include those with moderate mental illness

Our service works collaboratively with women, their families and other professionals, to plan care for pregnancy and the postpartum period. We work in partnership with maternity services, children and families social services, primary care and with other mental health services.

Are you confident in taking the lead when faced with issues?

Do you work well with people and teams?

Have you got experience of within a mental health environment?

If you have said yes to these questions we have the right opportunity for you to develop your career …

Clinical Psychologist (8a)

Working alongside our established team we would welcome applications from experienced Clinical Psychologists who can demonstrate a commitment and passion for working in this field.  Your role will include a mixture of a direct clinical work, groups, consultation, supervision, training and evaluation, to ensure the team has the widest possible impact. 

We want you to provide a specialist clinical psychology assessment of individuals, carers and families referred to the perinatal team, using and interpreting complex psychological data from a variety of sources. You will also be responsible for supporting and developing team formulation and the implementation of a range of psychological interventions for service users, and, where appropriate, carers and families.

You will need to make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes and provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care.

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team which includes a psychiatrist and nurses, you will be suitably qualified and registered with the relevant professional body and be able to demonstrate your levels of knowledge and experience. Your ability to communicate at all levels will be essential.

About Us

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.

Suffolk is a county with a lively mix of vibrant towns and beautiful countryside, and the ideal place to live and work. Quality of life is high, with low crime, excellent social and natural resources and a strong economy. It is an environment where families and individuals thrive. There are excellent rail and road links into East Anglia and to London.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Interviews will be held 11th December, although this date may be subject to change

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Kris Panvalkar on 01284 719725

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137