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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Consultant Applied Psychologist

Job Reference: 346-YSA-071-20

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health - Psychology
Location to be negotiated with successful candidate, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8C Consultant Applied Psychologist to play a key strategic leadership and clinical role in the development of a Resilience Hub working across the Humber Coast and Vale ICS geography, implementing a newly developed service model. The Resilience Hub has been developed in the wake of the global pandemic of Covid-19 and will work to enhance the mental health resilience and provide treatment for frontline healthcare workers and care staff involved in caring for service users during the pandemic. The service will provide access to timely confidential, culturally competent and trauma-informed care. The service is a collaboration across organisations, with Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, NAVIGO and City Health Care Partnership. The post holder will be employed by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust.

As the Clinicial Lead you will provide strategic, clincial and professsional leadership across the Resilience Hub, including consultation and supervision to colleagues and a direct therapautic offer for healthcare and care staff accessing the Hub .

You will work closely with Occupational Health programmes, Primary Care Networks, NHS Providers, Independent Care Providers, Emergency Services and other agencies, to deliver high quality and effective services across the geography.

The Resilience Hub will offer a virtual staff health and wellbeing hub that can be accessed electronically offering digital services and a stepped care approach to trauma informed care and support with links into local services. This Hub will be separate to existing local mental health services with pathways into these services as appropriate and will be accessed confidentially by NHS staff and social care staff impacted by Covid-19.

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered and have experience of providing a range of psychological interventions for trauma, anxiety and depression within a lifespan approach.

This post is 12 months fixed term, avaliable for both external candidates and as a secondment opportunity to clinicians already working within the ICS partnership organisations.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Naomi Lonergan

TEWV: Director of Operations, North Yorkshire, York & Selby


Kath Davies

TEWV: Professional Lead NYY Locality Psychology & Psychological Therapies


Vicky Ayres

Navigo: Clinical Lead – Adult Crisis Home Treatment Team and Single Point of Access Urgent and Emergency Care (Mental Health)

07736 742500

Kate Cowl

CHCP: Professional Lead, Health & Wellbeing - Psychological Wellbeing and Pain Management Services


Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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