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Job reference: 164756
Salary: Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)
Job closing date: 02/10/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: Up to 37.5
Job posted date: 25/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Psychological Services, Secondary Care and Inpatient Psychology

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Fixed term/secondment opportunity until end March 2024 due to funding.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Assistant Psychologist to our Secondary Care and Adult Mental Health Inpatient Psychology service.

The Secondary Care & Adult Mental Health Inpatient Psychology service covers psychology provision into the integrated community mental health teams (ICMHT) and Adult Mental Health Inpatient wards in NHS Forth Valley. This post will primarily be based within Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert but would require some travel between sites.

The post holder will support and enhance the psychological care of clients within the Secondary Care & Adult Mental Health Inpatient service by contributing to the assessment and treatment of clients, and supporting related professional activities, under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist.

NHS Forth Valley Psychological Services have a commitment to ensuring all staff have access to continuing professional development opportunities, and we run regular in-house training days as well as regularly supporting and funding individual external training.  We prioritise staff wellbeing, and have wellbeing champions throughout the service and team wellbeing plans and activities. To find out more about what it’s like to work for Psychological Services in NHS Forth Valley, here’s a short video:

The role covers the whole of Forth Valley but will be based at the Mental Health Unit, Forth Valley Royal Hospital.  We have made excellent use of technology options, but some limited travel may be required.  The beautiful scenery of the area often makes this a perk of the job!  Operational management of this post will be provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

  For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nicola Spence (Head of Secondary Care & AMH Inpatient Psychology) on 01259 290343.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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