Principal Clinical Psychologist
Lynebank Hospital

Job reference: 113046

Location: Lynebank Hospital

Job closing date: 16/08/2022

Job posted date: 02/08/2022

Salary: Band 8B (£61,325 - £66,018)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 26.25

Department: Psychology Service

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Fife

We have a vacancy for an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to assume a key role within a well-established team of psychological therapists. We are looking for someone with initiative and enthusiasm who will join us in taking a lead role in ongoing evidence-based service redesign and development to best meet the needs of our patients. You will have experience of service development and working with complex psychological problems within a multidisciplinary team.

The team (including Clinical & Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology and Assistant Psychologists) is led by two Consultant Clinical Psychologists.  The team covers clinics across Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth, delivering a range of interventions within a tiered approach to service delivery. The post-holder will have access to regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as opportunities for additional peer support. 

This is an opportunity to join a large area-wide Psychology Service that includes all the major clinical specialties.  The Service is friendly, research-active and maintains a vigorous CPD programme.  It has well-established links with the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling and Dundee and provides placements for DClinPsychol trainees and trainees doing a range of clinically-based Masters programmes.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Thomas Bacon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on telephone number 01383 565256 or  

For more details and to read the Living and Working in Fife Guide, go to:

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application. 

Please note the salary is pro rata for part time hours.

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.