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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2021.

Clinical Psychologist Band 7 - 8a Development Post (Maternity cover)

Job Reference: 367-EAN-4381-A

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Older People's Services
Colne House, 21 Upton Road, Watford, WD18 0JP, Watford
£38,890 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – Maternity leave cover for development post Band 7 – Band 8a (1.0 wte)

HPFT was rated ‘outstanding’ in our most recent CQC inspection in May 2019!

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic Psychologist who has a particular interest in working with older people and who is keen to develop expertise in this area. You will be joining a well-established Psychology Service. The psychologists in our Older People's Service are regarded as valued team members who play an essential role within our multidisciplinary teams. In addition to working within the locality team, you will join a team of enthusiastic psychologists with special interest in older adult mental health and dementia, including interests in CBT, CAT, Systemic approaches and Neuropsychology.

Our community services include specialist community multi-disciplinary teams including crisis function and a well-established Early Memory and Diagnosis Service and a new pathway for behaviour that challenges in dementia. This post involves delivering a range of assessments and interventions, including psychological therapies, neuropsychological diagnostic assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and positive behavioural support for behaviour of concern in dementia. Psychological experience with older people is important but not essential, as well as the capacity to work across services providing direct and indirect clinical input. The ability to work closely with members of multi-disciplinary teams providing support to other staff members is essential. There will also be opportunities to assist in and contribute to service developments and develop your clinical leadership skills.

You will receive regular supportive supervision and work closely with psychology colleagues. We have a close relationship with the University of Hertfordshire Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme and regularly have clinical psychology trainees from this course.

Based in the West of Hertfordshire, this post is full-time (1.0 wte) and will provide fixed-term cover for maternity leave until March 2022. Applicants will need to be registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC, or in a position to register in the near future, if they completed their training in 2020. We would also welcome applications from non-UK trained psychologists working towards fulfilling HCPC requirements to qualify as a clinical psychologist in the UK and who need experience in working with older people. This post provides an excellent opportunity to start developing expertise in working with Older People, an area where investment and recruitment has been consistently growing in recent years.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Steve Davies Job title Head of MHSOP Psychology Email address Telephone number 07816086022


About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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