Head of Programme - Psychology Specialist Practice
Various sites

Job reference: 052540

Location: Various sites

Job closing date: 18/05/2021

Job posted date: 04/05/2021

Salary: Band 8C (£72,079 - £77,683)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 18.75

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***

0.5wte Fixed term until March 2023 in the first instance*

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@nhs.scot  

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

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

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. Date tbc.

Closing date for applications: 18th May 2021

Interview date: 2nd June 2021