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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-45811

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Clinical Psychology
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum/pro rata

We are seeking to recruit a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist to contribute in providing a paediatric clinical psychology service to children and their families. The post will provide specialist input with patients referred to the Burns team within Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The person appointed will provide assessment and treatment to children and their families as well as advice and consultation to professional colleagues.

Whist this post in Burns is temporary (0.5wte 8a for 1 year maternity leave cover) there is a strong possiblity of an additional 0.4wte 8a permanent hours could be added to this post in due course within another clinical specialty of the Paediatric Clinical Psychology team

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychologist. We are looking for a candidate with some specialist interest and experience in working with children and. Well established support and supervision will be provided and further continuing professional development is actively encouraged and supported. The post will provide wide ranging experience and allow the candidate to further develop transferable skills.


Professionally you will join a well established and innovative Paediatric Clinical Psychology service which provides regional and national specialist services, through direct patient care, consultation and supervision within general paediatrics as well as many specialist services. There are currently good prospects for further expansion of the paediatric clinical psychology service. As a psychologist you will be supported by a substantial professional group of over 40 Clinical child psychologists, systemic family therapists and child psychotherapists working within the hospital and community context


Sheffield itself is a wonderful city with many opportunities professionally and out of work, with city life and culture and close proximity to the Peak district.


Informal visits and enquiries are strongly encouraged.





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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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