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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2021.

Clinical Psychologist (XR07)

Job Reference: 298-CHI-719

Leeds Children's Hospital
298 Paediatric Psychology
St James University Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Department of Paediatric Psychology, Leeds Children’s Hospital

Clinical Psychologist, General Paediatric Psychology Team (1.0 WTE AfC Band 7 Preceptorship)



LCH is seeking to recruit an Early Career Clinical Psychologist to work in our General Paediatric Psychology Team, providing a mixture of specialty-specific and general paediatric work. The post includes opportunity both for in-patient and out-patient work.


The post is hosted in the Department of Paediatric Psychology (DPP), which has over 30 clinicians working in specialty teams and three clinicians working into the General Paed Psych Service.

The DPP is academically ambitious with links to the expanding DClinPsych Programme and Schools of Psychology, Medicine and Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Many staff have ring-fenced academic time in their job plan, as scholarly activity is an important part of what we do.

Additionally, we have a strong track record of providing excellent CPD opportunities and clinical supervision in a wide range of therapy modalities.


We’re a friendly bunch who value the balance between work and home life. Where we can, we support flexible, agile working which can include, for example, partial home-working, compressed hours and varied start/finish times and job shares. The Trust offers salary-sacrifice, lease car, cycle-to-work and healthcare-fund schemes, as well as on-site facilities (such as day care nurseries and gyms).


We are pleased to offer this post as an Early Career/Band 7 preceptorship post, whereby the post-holder would be offered a priority interview for the Senior grade (8a) after a significant period of time and on meeting the criteria for the Senior Clinical Psychologist Preceptorship Job Description.  This includes completion of a log of experiences, undergoing further therapy modality courses and completing the PQT supervisory training.


Part time, flexible, and job share applications very welcome.


The Leeds Children’s Hospital (LCH) is one of the largest paediatric centres in the country, providing a range of high profile and specialty clinical services. It is an exciting time for the Trust as it builds hospitals of the future, including a state-of-the-art building, designed around the needs of children, young people and their families. 


If you are interested in joining us or just for an informal chat about the job role, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Simone Friedl, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Lead for the General Paediatric Psychology Team (; 0113 392 5143) or Alistair JA Duff, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Department (; 0113 2065897), to talk through any aspect of this opportunity or for more information or, to arrange an informal visit. Closing date; 28 May 2021; interviews planned for week commencing 7 June 2021.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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