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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
80 St Stephens Road/ Thurlow House.
Norwich/ Kings Lynn
£44,606 - £50,819 gross per annum
22/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

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

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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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Norfolk and Waveney Early Intervention in Psychosis Services

Clinical Psychologist: 

We are looking for two committed and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologists to work in the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service in Norfolk. EIP Norfolk spans three different clinical teams, including Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn.  

Successful applicants will provide NICE-recommended psychological assessment and treatment for people with psychosis and their families and carers. There is an expectation that applicants will have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT), or are prepared to undertake training to deliver these interventions. Please note that CBTp training is offered at a university in London and weekly travel will be required. 

EIP Norfolk has undergone significant expansion over the last three years following increased funding from NHS England for the Access and Waiting Time Standard. In addition to providing NICE recommended assessment and treatment, the post holders will form an integral part of multi-disciplinary teams and will be responsible for team formulation, supervision and consultation, training and clinical leadership.

This is an exciting time for EIP in Norfolk as we work towards service accreditation in line with national standards. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to be involved in team and service development and completion of routine audits. We are a research active service with regular opportunities to get involved in national trials and local projects. The service also has clinical and research links with the University of East Anglia (UEA) Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. 

Due to EIP Norfolk being made up of different teams the advertised posts may involve some travel between teams. However, a clinical base and working pattern will be agreed with successful candidates. Current Clinical Psychology trainees due to qualify in autumn 2019 are welcome to apply. A preceptorship programme starting at Band 7 and progressing to Band 8a after 18 months will be offered if recently qualified applicants are successful at interview.

If you have any questions or you wish to discuss the advertised posts in more detail, please contact Dr Dave Heavens (Clinical Psychologist) on 01603 974682 or 07552 008106. 

NSFT Benefits

We will provide you with a range of benefits when you decide to work for us, including:

  • A competitive relocation package
  • Membership of one the most comprehensive pension schemes in the UK
  • Extensive family friendly initiatives, including flexible working and childcare scheme
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement
  • Newly Registered Academy for newly qualified practitioners
  • Training, development and research opportunities
  • Access to our Leadership Academy
  • Travel benefits, including generous cycle and car purchases and lease schemes
  • Discounted national gym membership and workplace gyms
  • Local and national discounts and leisure benefit memberships
  • Wide ranging employee health and wellbeing initiatives, including free staff physiotherapy, 24/7 counselling service

We recruit by a fair, open and equal process, C.V's will not be accepted. Please Click apply to start your candidate experience with NSFT TODAY! 


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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

Dave Heavens/ Neil  Robertson - 01603 974682/272800