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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8b

Main area
adult mental health
Band 8b
22.50 hours per week
Job ref
Hellesdon Hospital
£52,306 - £60,983 pro rata
03/09/2019 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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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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The Central North Adult Community Teams are seeking an experienced and motivated clinical psychologist to take on the 8b Lead Psychologist role for the area. The job will involve managing referrals for psychological assessments and therapy, liaising with the community team managers and deputy service manager around the day to day running of the service, line managing the psychology team and offering clinical supervision.

You will also be expected to hold a case load and to assist with triaging initial referrals into the teams. The psychology team is made up of 8a Psychologist, Band 7 Psychological Therapists and a Band 4 Assistant Psychologist. We have close links with the UEA doctoral training programme and often have trainees on placement in the department. The team is based at The Peddars Centre, Hellesdon Hospital. Experience of working clinically with complex adult mental health difficulties and in offering supervision to others is essential. The role will involve opportunities to be involved in service development and opportunities for specialist clinical supervision and training are available locally.

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

Dr Melanie White (Clinical Psychologist) or Peter King (Deputy Service Manager) on 01603 421576.