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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2021.

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103220-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Paediatric Psychology
£47,126 - £53, 219

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 8a Psychologist to join the team on a part-time basis to be involved in the development of a new service. The NHS has committed in the Long-Term Plan to improving care for children and young people (CYP) with complications related to severe obesity.

2.5 million Children in England are affected by excess weight or obesity, with 1.22 million significantly obese and eligible for treatment according to NICE guidance. According to the PHE definitions of obesity, there are 14,495 children with severely obesity in reception and 26,158 children in year 6.

The new service is a joint provision between University Hospitals of Leicester and Nottingham University Hospitals, developed with the aim of taking a holistic view of the management of complications relating to severe obesity within a supportive system including the young person, their parents and carers.

The post will sit within the Paediatric Psychology Team; a team of 16 who are continuing to grow. We are a specialist team, in a larger CAMHS provision within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are plenty of opportunities for training, and supervision is well provided for. We have a number of trainees from the DClinPsy course at University of Leicester, so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees, assistant psychologists and other medical and allied health professional colleagues. We are keen to support people in their continued professional development.

The post holder will be based within the Department of Paediatric Psychology but will be required to deliver services at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Nottingham Children's Hospital and other community venues. This is an exciting opportunity to join colleagues across the East Midlands region in providing specialist care to children and young people with complex health needs.

Applicants with experience of working with children and who are interested in the relationship between physical and mental health are encouraged to apply.

We are keen to hear from enthusiastic, flexible and organised applicants.

Department: Paediatric Psychology, Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester

Hours: 22.5 hrs per week

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Camilla Watters/Dr Emma Crossley (Consultant Lead Psychologists) on 0116 295 2959.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

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It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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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