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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2022.

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 160-359000

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Pain Management Programme (1602395)
£47,126 to £53,219 pa


CQC rated Outstanding
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Please note: We may close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications



- 0.6 WTE permanent
- 0.4 WTE initially 3 year fixed term, with expectation of this moving to permanent Liverpool John Moores University contract depending on performance review.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist interested in a dual role within pain management comprising specialist clinical and research duties working alongside passionate and highly experienced professionals.

The post holder will be working clinically at The Walton Centre Pain Management Programme (PMP) Department for 0.6 WTE delivering clinical assessment, group sessions on the PMP, providing individual treatment and contributing to service development alongside a highly skilled multidisciplinary team. The remaining 0.4 WTE will be based at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in a research capacity with academic focus on delivering research projects, writing for publication, teaching and engaging with the wider research team as well as external networks to facilitate new collaborations.

Specialist supervision will be provided by The Walton PMP Department and LJMU for clinical work and research duties respectively. Both departments are committed to training and ongoing CPD opportunities within clinical and research contexts.

Overall, the post holder will contribute to the fascinating field of pain management to improve quality of life for those living with pain where psychology has a vital role.

Please complete your application form as fully and accurately as possible to demonstrate your suitability for the position, ensuring you give specific examples of how you meet the criteria for this post, using the two person specification and job description provided (clinical and research roles respectively). International applications will be considered from those who meet the UK HCPC registration and eligibility criteria.

For further details or to discuss this post in more detail, please contact Dr Katie Herron, Specialist Clinical Psychologist on 0151 556 3161. If you would like to discuss the academic aspects of the role in more detail, please contact Professor Helen Poole on 0151 904 6307.

INTERVIEWS will be held via MS Teams on Friday 11th February 2021.

CLOSING DATE for applications is 16th January 2021.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on 0151 556 3124 or 0151 556 3217 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

All positions at The Walton Centre are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Flexible working requests will be considered and any decisions based on service need.

Any applicants requiring a DBS check are encouraged to sign up to the DBS update service.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (0151 676 1452 or email with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

In accordance with GDPR legislation we are required to inform you that should you apply for a role in the Trust your details will be kept on the NHSJobs webiste for a period of 14 months from application and then destroyed.

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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