Principal Educator - Paediatric Psychology
Location Negotiable

Job reference: 048246

Location: Location Negotiable

Job closing date: 09/04/2021

Job posted date: 23/03/2021

Salary: Band 8B (£60,134 - £64,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 15

Department: Psychological Therapies

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*** 

Secondment/ FT opportunity to March 2022 in the first instance*
Hours:  0.4 WTE (15 hours per week)
Base: Glasgow or Edinburgh (remote home working in the first instance)

A Clinical Psychologist is required to join the NES Psychology Directorate to support the national educational projects relating to building psychological capacity and capability in Scottish Paediatric Healthcare. 

You will support the Programme Director (Paediatric Psychology) in developing and delivering Psychosocial Educational Support for multidisciplinary staff within Specialist Children’s Services.  Your role will focus on supporting local trainers, delivering training, developing training and application to practice groups, enhancing training materials, research and evaluation. 
You will be a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professionals Council, with experience of working in a Paediatric Psychology setting.  Experience of delivering training and developing training materials will be essential, along with experience of managing project/planning deadlines.  You will be able to demonstrate flexibility, high-level communication skills and a commitment to engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders.

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.

This post (4 sessions) is available on part time temporary basis up to March 2022. Candidates are strongly encouraged to approach their current employer to obtain agreement to take up the post on a secondment basis at the earliest opportunity, and by the interview stage at the very latest.

* For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Shona Murphy, Programme Director -Paediatric Psychology, at

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service. 

Interviews for this post will be held remotely via MS Teams on Tuesday 27th April.

Closing date for applications: 6th April


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