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Clinical Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Job Reference: 449-APC322

Solent NHS Trust
MSK Community Pain Services
£37,570 - £43,772 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Solent NHS Trust is a large provider of high quality chronic pain management services for patients in the South East Hampshire, Fareham & Gosport and Portsmouth CCG's. We also provide a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome service in Portsmouth providing a variety of treatment pathways.

We have a fixed term temporary vacancy offering great opportunities for qualified Clinical or Counselling psychologists or CBT Therapists with experience of, or a strong interest in, Third Wave Behaviour Therapies to work in the area of physical health.

Successful applicants would join a multidisciplinary team comprising psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. This offers learning and exposure to combined treatment planning. We offer Pain Management Programmes and one to one treatment options. We have strong links with the MSK department and local hospital specialities.

What our staff say about our service: “the most supportive team I have ever worked in”, “I enjoy coming to work”, “I feel appreciated” and “our team is very connected”.

All new recruits are provided with training to deliver group programmes using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at induction. As a wider service we offer regular education, training and supervision. The Trust has a strong research department and we continually undertake audit and service evaluations and would be interested to develop further research opportunities. We have links with the University of Southampton Doctoral Training Programme and regularly offer undergraduate student placements to students from the University of Surrey and the University of Portsmouth. We have an active base of PMP graduates who volunteer and offer additional support within our services. Opportunities exist to assist in supporting this work and developing it.

Fixed Term Contract: June 2020

Hours: 15 - 18.75 per week

For further information, please contact Dr Deborah Joy (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead) or Dr Rhona McGurk (Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Clinical Lead) or Catherine Heather (Operational Lead)


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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