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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2020.

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology

Job Reference: 313-A-19-76840-EEX1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Paediatric Psychology
Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Senior Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology

Paediatric Psychology – Respiratory (Long Term Ventilation and Asthma)

Department: Paediatric Psychology, Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester.LE3 0QU

Hours: 26.25 per week

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Clinical Psychologist, (Band 8a) to join the Department of Paediatric Psychology, specifically working into Paediatric Respiratory Teams (Long Term Ventilation and Asthma). It is an exciting opportunity to work with these teams; the LTV team have had dedicated psychological input over several years and are keen to build and develop the role of psychology in their teams. The Asthma team is a new initiative and so there will be opportunities for service development.

The post holder will offer a high quality specialist clinical psychology service to children, young people and their families referred by these teams. They will play a key role in the medical multi-disciplinary team and will offer supervision, consultation and training to the team members. This remit may also extend to other teams in the region. In addition the post holder will be required to undertake service evaluation and research regarding psychological outcomes in the specialty.

The post holder will be based within the Department of Paediatric Psychology, but required to deliver services at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and from Community Clinics and other settings as appropriate.

We are a team of 16 and are continuing to grow. We are a specialist team in a larger CAMHS provision within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are plenty of opportunities for training and supervision is well provided for. We have a number of trainees from the DClinPsy course at University of Leicester so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees as well as other qualified staff. We are keen to support people in their continued professional development.

Applicants with experience of working with children and who are interested in the relationship between physical and mental health are encouraged to apply.

We are keen to hear from enthusiastic, flexible and organised applicants.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Camilla Watters (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0116 295 2959.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

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For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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