Practitioner Psychologist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£42,284 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist, who is passionate about improving the lives of individuals with a Learning Disability, to join the Psychology Service in Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB).

This full time permanent post is being advertised at band 8a/7 dependent on experience, giving more newly qualified psychologists the potential for career progression in post. Preceptorship support will be in place to enable this.

The health board supports a range of CPD opportunities including opportunities to those who are newly qualified to undertake sessions in areas outside their main post for the purpose of gaining experience and skill development at the outset of their qualified career.

SBUHB has a large learning disability service provision comprising seven Community Learning Disability Teams across the Swansea Bay, Cwm Taf and Cardiff and Vale Health Board geographical areas. The Service also has a range of specialist services with over 15 psychologists in post at a range of grades working across these different settings.

The Learning Disability Service has recently commenced a significant modernisation process, hence this is an exciting time to join SBUHB and be part of shaping future service development & improvement.

Main duties of the job

The post is based within the Cardiff Community Learning Disability Team which is close to the city centre of Cardiff with some home working also supported. The team value psychology input and through close working relationships with the other psychologists working in Learning Disability within the Cardiff and neighbouring CLDT'sit will be possible to gain support and supervision.

The post holder will be expected to provide a specialised practitioner psychology service to Adults with a Learning Disability, under the care of the Cardiff Community Learning Disability Team providing specialised psychological assessment and therapy to service users and support to their carers.

Psychologists in the service have close links with local clinical and counselling doctoral courses and regularly offer trainee placements. There are also opportunities to link with wider psychology colleagues across Swansea Bay Health Board who work in mental health, forensic, primary care, health psychology and neuropsychology settings among others.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as practitioner psychologist


  • Additional qualifications in relevant fields e.g. PBS, CBT other therapies



  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability
  • Experience of working in team settings


  • Experience of working in multiple settings in LD services
  • Leadership skills

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

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Cardiff CLDT

The Parade,


CF24 3AB

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