Macmillan Family Therapist/CBT Therapist/Clinical/Couns. Psychologist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum + 5% Fringe High Cost Allowance
Closing date
13 Jun 2023
We are delighted to share this exciting opportunity to join our lovely team.

The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist assessment and intervention to service users, as an integral and valued member of the Macmillan Psychology Service.

The role also involves provision of teaching, advice, consultation and supervision regarding clients' psychological care to non-psychology colleagues. The post holder will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of individual, family and group psychotherapeutic interventions with support from our assistant psychologist. The service works in collaboration with a range of voluntary agencies as well as other Trust services. The service is provided within a range of settings including hospital and hospice inpatient units, care homes, community clinics and, where necessary, in patients' homes.

We work alongside a supportive wider Cancer and Palliative Care Psychology team. There is a genuine focus on staff development and wellbeing.

This is a Permanent post however, if the funding for this post is not made recurrent, then the successful candidate would be redeployed to a vacancy within another one of the Trust's Services.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, CBT therapists or Counsellors, with an interest in working in Cancer and Palliative Care.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the establishment of a new Psychology service for Cancer and Palliative Care patients across West Essex with a supportive wider team. We will work alongside the already established and successful ICB Cancer and Palliative Care Psychology Services in West Essex and East and North Hertfordshire. We are passionate about providing equality and equity of psychological care across the ICB.

We work across acute, community and hospice settings. There will be direct and indirect work with adults, families/carers and members of the multidisciplinary teams, together with consultation, supervision and training to other professionals. You will offer a mixture of face to face appointments (at clinic, acute settings and home visits), and remote consultation via telephone or video.

The post holder will work closely with another psychologist and assistant psychologist working in the speciality. We connect with the other Cancer and Palliative Care Psychology Services for meetings and support.

We really value our staff and team. As well as supervision and team reflective spaces we ensure we make space for our wellbeing e.g. we recently arranged and enjoyed a creative workshop.

About us

Up to�6000 of CPD fundingover a 3 year period is available for training in a therapy which aligns with service needs (subject to completion of 6 months probationary period/ identified within appraisals). EPUT also offer a relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.For information

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please contact Dr Danielle Bream-Jackson for a further discussion on the role.

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

For more information please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Additional Requirements


  • Valid Driving License and access to a car



  • Professional background in mental health or social care to at least first degree level (for example nursing, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Master's or Doctoral Degree or equivalent professional diploma in a specific psychotherapeutic modality. Competence and experience of working with individuals, groups, couples and families.
  • Eligibility for membership of professional psychotherapy body (e.g. UKCP)


  • Qualification in Family Therapy / Systemic Practice
  • Experience of working with adults with cancer and palliative care needs and their families and carers and an understanding of psychological therapies applied to these client groups, their families and carers.



  • Knowledge of legislation, NICE guidance and other regional and national policies for the area of speciality and their implications for clinical practice for the area of speciality.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the challenges of working with this client group
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records and an awareness of the importance of confidentiality.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Derwent Centre


CM20 1QX

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