Head of Programme - Psychology Specialist Practice

Job reference: 036024

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 23/11/2020

Job posted date: 09/11/2020

Salary: Band 8C (£71,365 - £76,914)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 11.25

Department: Psychology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

**** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful you will also initially be working remotely in line with guidance from Scottish Government***

NHS Education for Scotland
Psychology Directorate

Head of Programme – Psychology Specialist Practice

£71,365 - £76,914 pro rata (A4C 8c) – 0.3WTE


Base: Glasgow or Edinburgh

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to take up a strategic leadership role in a high-profile programme of work at national level. 

You will be an innovative and highly motivated psychologist (qualified to Doctoral level or equivalent), registered with the Health Care Professions Council, and with considerable experience of working in the field of Learning Disabilities.  You will have expert knowledge and have significant experience of clinical practice, teaching / training, and membership of high-level strategic planning groups. Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. In addition, the post-holder will be committed to multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to education and healthcare, and will be able to demonstrate flexibility and high-level diplomacy skills. You should demonstrate a proven ability to support others in a rapidly changing environment as well as delivering high level leadership and research skills. 

This post will be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh and regular travel throughout Scotland may be required due to the nature of the post (please note NES is operating in line with current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance and working from home remains the default position. Where the successful applicant can perform their work from home, they will be expected to do so). Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Sandra Ferguson, Associate Director Psychology via sandra.ferguson@nes.scot.nhs.uk 

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Closing date for applications: 23rd November 2020