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Head of Child and Family Psychology and Therapies Services

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£80,786 to £93,164 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Due to retirement an opportunity has arisen for a passionate Clinical/Practitioner Consultant Psychologist to join our current Head of Service to jointly lead and manage the Child & Family Psychology and Therapies Service for ABUHB.

You will share the Leadership and management of 50+ wte of Clinical and Practitioner Psychologists, Therapists, Child Development Advisors, Play Specialists, Parent Mentors and an Admin Team, manage the budget and contribute to the senior leadership teams of both the ABUHB Psychology Service and the Therapies Directorate.We have a reputation for innovation, partnership working and developing services based on a context-driven view of children's distress.

This fulfilling job would suit applicants who:

Offer inspirational and compassionate leadership alongside grounded and clear management
  • Bring creativity and pragmatism
  • Place relationships at the heart of their practice and are values driven
  • Have energy for the challenges of leadership and management
  • Bring a systemic understanding to working within organisations and can work with this to promote efficiency and positivity within these organisations
  • Want to bring life changing shifts for children and families
  • Promote a working culture which cares for and supports practitioners and their development

Main duties of the job

The post holder will jointly lead and manage all aspects of the ABUHB Child & Family Psychology and Therapies Service as described in the job description and person specification attached. The post holder will be based at the main service site at St Cadoc's in Caerleon. This site is collocated with Health Board Headquarters and also the wider Therapies management team. The post enjoys being part of a wider supportive professional leadership structure from joint Professional Heads of Psychology Services who are also collocated on site. The post holder will work 28 hours per week which would be delivered between Monday and Friday, within core office hours and with the joint post holder.

We would love to hear from you and suggest that for more information on this exciting and important leadership role you should contact us for an informal discussion as below;

Dr Kathryn Walters, Joint Professional Head of Psychology, Counselling & Arts Therapies, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board/ Pennaeth proffesiynol ar y cyd seicoleg, cwnsela a chelfyddydau, Bwrdd Iechyd Aneurin Bevan. Kathryn can be contacted at

Collette Kiernan, Clinical Director of Therapies / Cyfarwyddwr Clinigol Therapau. Collette can be contacted at or on Tel 07837746235

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate Doctorate PHD in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS (or equivalent)
  • Management/Leadership qualification or experience


  • Training and or further qualifications in Information Technology
  • Active participation in relevant National Interest Groups



  • Experience of representing the profession at a strategic level
  • Experience of staff management inc the delivery of a full range of performance measures
  • Budgetary management experience


  • Experience of working with Children and Families in other contexts e.g. social services, paediatrics
  • Welsh Language Skills

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