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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Clinical Psychologist/Therapist

Job Reference: 263-NC20-008-SF

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorder servicve Children
Carleton Clinic, Carlisle, Carlisle
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Specialist Eating Disorder Service for children and young people in North Cumbria.
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and WearNHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCCG), have been working over the last twelve months on establishing and developing a dedicated team of skilled professionals to work with children and young people presenting with an Eating Disorder, and their families and carers.
The service model is rooted within a family-based methodology and uses nationally recognised and evidence-based treatment intervention approaches. These include the NICE concordant therapies of FTAN and CBT-E alongside other therapies as appropriate to individual presentation. The aim of the service is to provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach, to deliver high quality care for all young people requiring a primary eating-disorders’ intervention.
We are looking for an enthusiastic band 7 psychologist or CBT therapist to join this specialist service with the appropriate skills and experience. As a team we are keen to train and develop clinicians who are passionate about developing skills and expertise in this area, and utilise regular supervision and continuing professional development. It is a fantastic opportunity to be invested in as part of a newly developing service. Experience in supporting children and young people’s mental health would be important and experience supporting people with eating disorders would be advantageous. The team will operate mainly core hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with travel across the North-Cumbria region is a requirement of the post.
If you:
• Have passion, experience and are highly motivated
• Want to develop and progress your career
• Are interested in providing evidence-based specialist MDT assessment and treatment to young people with eating disorders and their families
• Are a team player, who works collaboratively and dynamically to support recovery
• Want to be part of an elvolving specialist service
Then please do apply for this post and join our team!
For further details / informal visits contact:
Clare Ellison, CEDS Lead, on 07917277095, or email

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clare Ellison, CEDS Lead, on 07870 367114 , or email

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Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

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