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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8b

Main area
Older Peoples Mental Health
Band 8b
37.50 hours per week
Job ref
Julian Hospital
£52,306 - £60,983 gross per annum
21/07/2019 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!

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We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to work within the older person’s acute services based at the Julian Hospital in Norwich.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is a Trust in need of change and getting the right culture to improve the quality and safety of services to support service users is top of our agenda. We are particularly looking for someone whose values are consistent with the Trust values of working together Positively, Respectfully and Together.

This post provides a real opportunity to be involved in service transformation that puts service users at the very heart of them.

The post would predominantly be an inpatient role providing psychology services to four wards. The wards are modern and are considered to be one of the better performing areas within the Trust. There will be the opportunity for some limited community work to support the continuing professional development of the post holder should they wish. The acute services cater for both people with dementia and also people with mental health difficulties. Work will involve a mixture of individual work, group work, consultation, training, supervision, service development and evaluation. The post is full time but we also welcome applications from people who may wish to work part- time or job share.

You will be working in a friendly and supportive service which values supervision and the importance of professional and personal development. There are good formal and informal support networks with other Clinical Psychologists working within this specialism both within the Trust and across the region.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is a large organisation serving the population of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust provides plenty of opportunities to become involved in teaching, training and research. The Trust has a close relationship with the University of East Anglia and offers placements for trainee Clinical Psychologists on the Doctoral Training Programme and opportunities to become involved with the Programme. There is also a thriving research network with a focus on dementia with both a dedicated Trust post and shared appointments between the UEA and the Trust. This provides an excellent network to tap into for anyone interested in research.

Norfolk is a great place to live. Norwich is a vibrant city, the first UNESCO City of Literature and with an excellent range of shopping, cultural activities and entertainment. Norfolk has easy access to beautiful coastline and the Broads National Park.

This post requires registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.


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
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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

Claire Lussignea: Consultant Clinical Psychologist : 01603 978407

Chris Hardwell: Deputy Service Manager: 01603 978376 

We welcome informal queries should you wish to explore whether this is the post for you.