Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
Huntlyburn House

Job reference: 026295

Location: Huntlyburn House

Job closing date: 12/08/2020

Job posted date: 14/07/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 18.75 hours per week

Department: Adult Mental Health Psychology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Borders

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in working on new initiatives to improve access to psychologically informed care to service users in rural settings?

NHS Borders Psychology service is delighted to invite applicants for this post which is integrated within our Community Mental Health Teams.

The post will involve working across multidisciplinary teams to provide specialist psychological interventions to people in group and individual settings. In addition, the post holder may be asked to provide training, consultation and supervision to other staff. We encourage opportunities to utilise doctoral-level research skills for audit, policy and service development. We are keen to develop quality improvement projects across the region.

NHS Borders Psychology Services is a dynamic and supportive service that aims to offer delivery, training and supervision in psychological therapies to the NHS Borders, a rural population of 115 000 people. We are currently undergoing an exciting transformation process which aims to deliver mental health services and psychological therapies in a range of intensities and contexts from primary care to inpatient and rehabilitation.

We are in easy reach of Edinburgh – with the majority of our staff based in the capital, often car-sharing. The recent addition of the Tweedbank rail service from Edinburgh has made travel to Tweedbank (45 minutes from Edinburgh and a 20 minute walk to the Borders General Hospital) an attractive commute.

The Scottish Borders is a lovely area to live in, with excellent schools, abundant local amenities and easy access to Edinburgh and transport links.  There are superb leisure facilities and good quality affordable housing which provide ideal opportunities for a high quality of life in this scenic part of the country. 

This is an exciting time for the NHS Borders psychology service, and we are looking for motivated and innovative professionals who can make a contribution to the service. In return we offer a supportive team, with good opportunities for growth and career development.

For further information, please contact Dr Tim Sporle, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01896 827270 / 07747 757 268 or email  or Dr Caroline Cochrane, Head of Psychological Services, email

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***