Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
University Hospital Monklands

Job reference: 067100

Location: University Hospital Monklands

Job closing date: 12/10/2021

Job posted date: 28/09/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5


Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

Please note this is a fixed term post for 24 months.

The Post Holder will be accountable to the Head of Adult Psychological Therapies, and responsible to the Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Locality Co-ordinator):

Be responsible for the systematic autonomous provision of a highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment service to adults referred to Adult Psychological


Provide clinical supervision to clinical staff within Adult Psychological Therapies.

Contribute to Psychological Services training, teaching and research activities.

Represent the Locality Co-ordinator as required.

The post holder must:

Have a Post Graduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and be a Registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

Complete further courses of additional learning as relevant to the clinical skills required for the post and identified as significant in the Personal Development Plan, and have accredited training in the supervision of Post Graduate clinical trainees.

Have knowledge of NHSL Health Board's Policies and Procedures, and national and professional guidelines for optimal standards of clinical care e.g. child protection guidelines.

Have knowledge of psychiatry and other related professions in order to understand complex clinical presentations.

Work in a sensitive manner with respect to diversity and gender, ethnic, culture and philosophical issues with a wide range of individuals and organisations.

Be aware of the limits of one's competence and expertise.

Maintain and update knowledge of legislation and local policies and issues in relation to Adult Mental Health generally.

Attend in-house and external mandatory training courses (e.g.) computer training, Moving and Handling, Management of Aggression and Violence, etc.

Be aware of the need to deploy valuable Health Service resources in an effective and rational manner according to contemporary evidence-based practice.

Possess a full driving licence


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Where a post only has temporary funding and an existing member of NHS Lanarkshire staff wishes to apply, this will be treated as a secondment. The employee MUST already have had agreement from their line manager to be released on a secondment before applying for the post.

For secondments external to NHS Lanarkshire please refer to the secondment policy at for further information.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Deby Graham, Counselling Psychologist, on 01236 712564/07795952877

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.


The closing date for this job has now passed.