Consultant Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
Houldsworth Centre

Job reference: 071512

Location: Houldsworth Centre

Job closing date: 26/11/2021

Job posted date: 11/11/2021

Salary: Band 8C (£73,506- £79,221)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 15

Department: Psychological Services

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

Please note this is a part time post and the salary for this position will be pro-rata.

Please note this is a fixed term post for 12 months for service lead at V1P Lanarkshire. 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 for internal candidates and a fixed-term post for external candidates.. For internal candidates, the employee MUST already have had agreement from their line manager to be released on a secondment before applying for the post.

In agreement with the Director of Psychological Services, the postholder is required to lead in the operational and strategic development and long-term planning of the V1P Lanarkshire., required to provide operational management and clinical leadership for the delivery of this highly specialist service for all clinical and other staff; and is operationally and professionally responsible for all staff employed by NHS Lanarkshire in this Service. By informing and advising the Director of Psychological Services with reference to clinical /research governance for Psychology i.e., to ensure effective systems for clinical and professional supervision, professional appraisal and the identification of continuing professional development and to be responsible for the budget allocation for pays, travel expenses supplies and equipment for the V1P Lanarkshire. Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology including, specifically, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS/HCPC. and the postholder requires leadership skills to develop and lead the service. Supervision skills are also required for the supervision of qualified psychology staff, trainee psychologists and to non-psychology staff. 

The successful candidate will:

Be able to work within a multidisciplinary team.
Have excellent communication skills.
Have basic keyboard skills and familiarity with MS Word, Access and Powerpoint.

Current UK driving license is essential to the post.

 Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Jennifer Ring, Counselling Psychologist, 0300 303 3051

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.

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