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Macmillan Assistant Psychologist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Macmillan Assistant Psychologist - Macmillan Cancer Care Clinical Psychology Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a assistant psychologist to assist with the psychology provision within the UHB's Macmillan Cancer Care Clinical Psychology Service at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. The post is 0.5WTE, 18.75 hours per week.

This is an exciting time to join Cardiff & Vale UHB as there is a growing Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology specialty. There is an active professional network for clinical psychologists in South Wales and you would be able to develop your professional and clinical skills via CPD opportunities.

As a Macmillan Professional you will have access to the following,
  • Macmillan Induction,
  • Access to the Macmillan Learning Hub PDK Prospectus 2023 (
  • Individual learning grant of �1,000 per year,
  • Group learning grant of �5,000 per year,
  • Support Grant for service/quality improvement and innovation of up to �15,000 per year,
  • The opportunity to attend the Macmillan Professionals Conference and Excellence Awards,

It is essential for this post to hold at least an upper second-class honours degree or higher in Psychology, and to have eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

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

Main duties of the job

To assist in the provision of psychological therapy for people within the UHBs Macmillan Cancer Care Clinical Psychology Service.

To provide support to the Clinical Psychology staff working with people within the service.

To deliver specific interventions under the management and supervision of the relevant Clinical Psychologist working independently with an agreed plan and following the framework of policies set out by the services involved.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • An upper second-class honours degree or higher in Psychology
  • Eligibility for graduate basis for chartership with the British Psychological Society -GBC


  • Additional training in relevant areas e.g., mental health practice, research design, psychological therapy



  • Relevant clinical experience.


  • Experience of applying clinical/counselling psychology in the NHS (counselling or psychological interventions under supervision)
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience of audit and/or service evaluation
  • Experience of working with people with medical problems / a cancer diagnosis

Skills and Knowledge


  • Communication & Relationship skills as in Person Spec
  • Analytical & Judgemental Skills as in Person Spec
  • Planning and Organisational Skills as in Person Spec
  • Human Resource skills as in Person Spec
  • Freedom to Act as per Person Spec
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with health problems


  • Evidence of a high standard of clinical and audit/research report writing
  • Ability to carry out standardised psychological assessments
  • Specialist knowledge related to the area of work

Personal Qualities


  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with people to increase their psychological skills
  • An ability to manage emotional issues arising from working with clients in significant distress
  • Ability to be flexible towards service requirements
  • Evidence of Reflective capacity/ability
  • Empathic interpersonal style



  • Ability to use word processing and computer packages for both report- writing, layout and data analysis
  • Ability to accept and use clinical supervision appropriately and effectively
  • Willingness to undertake continuing professional development
  • Ability to travel across the health board to meet the needs of the service


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board



Monmouth House Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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