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

Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6939

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Inpatient Psychology
Various sites across Lincolnshire (inc. Lincoln, Grantham and Boston)
£21,892 to £24,157 pa


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.

We are looking for aspiring Assistant Psychologists to apply for our posts which may be in Adult Inpatient, Physical Health, Neuropsychological or CAMHS settings.

All 8 posts will be fixed-term for 12 months and part-time (15 hours/two days a week) but we may be able to alter these hours to suit caring or other work responsibilities or for successful candidates to be offered more than one post and increase their working hours to 30 or even 37.5 hours.

The posts may be anywhere in the county including Lincoln, Sleaford, Boston and Grantham. Successful applicants will be line managed and clinically supervised by HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists.

These posts are suitable for recent psychology graduates and those with limited experience. We would like to especially encourage those who have not had opportunities for voluntary experience due to caring responsibilities, inequality or disadvantage to apply.

Applicants must understand that they are applying for generic assistant psychologist posts that may be in any one of a number of our services including adult inpatient, crisis and home treatment, physical health, adolescent secure, neuropsychology and CAMHS.

When applying think about the generic skills and knowledge you have gained from your degree and life experiences rather than any particular service that may offer you a post if successful.

Applications are invited from kind, thoughtful candidates with a “can do” attitude to deliver the Trusts Vision and Values and help to improve our patient experience .

When completing the application you must make clear in the first paragraph of your supporting statement how your life experience makes you a suitable candidate for this role that is funded by HEE – this may include that you have no prior experience as a voluntary or paid assistant psychologist, that you have experienced disadvantage in your life circumstances or through caring responsibilities and/or that your employment would aid diversity in the profession. Applicants that do not include this information will not be shortlisted.

You will be joining a forward thinking Trust, where our CAMHS team were rated as ‘outstanding’ in a recent CQC Comprehensive Inspection, whilst the Trust was rated, as ‘good’ overall.

In return we can offer a wide range of enhanced benefits, including:
•Excellent career development with close working relationships with the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham
•Regular clinical supervision facilitated by our Clinical Psychologists
•Regular management supervision and annual appraisal
•Free onsite parking,
•Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme,
•Early access to our lease car scheme, staff wellbeing service, psychology therapies and occupational therapy services



In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
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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.

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