Band 8b - Lead Clinical Psychologist CAMHS, Eating Disorders

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Hampstead, London
£64,408 to £73,961 per annum pro rota inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
11 Dec 2023
The Royal Free Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service is looking for an enthusiastic CAMHS clinical psychologist to join a friendly and well-established community team in North Central London (NCL).

The Eating Disorders Service is part of the child and adolescent mental health services provided by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The service provides both outpatient and intensive day care facilities for the populations of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey as well as providing valuable expert consultation to a wider, regional and national catchment area. The service consists of a well-resourced and very experienced multi-disciplinary team based at Queen Mary's House Clinic in Hampstead.

The post-holder will work alongside all other discipline leads to help the team provide first class care to patients with eating disorders in the community. This is an outpatient service which accepts referrals from 5 boroughs and treats patients within the Waiting and Access Time Standards (2015).

The service also has the Eating Disorder Intensive Service (EDIS) which has great success at reducing hospital admissions by providing enhanced outpatient support to children and young people. The team has been positively appraised by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS Eating Disorders (QNCC-ED) in 2019 and is also well supported by the paediatric team at the Royal Free Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a range of highly specialist level of clinical specialist assessments and interventions in the Eating Disorders Services.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership for clinical psychology in one discreet area but also as delegated by the lead for psychological therapies.

The post holder will contribute to assessments and interventions for children and young people with eating disorders as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment team and as a single professional.

The post holder will both line manage and supervise junior clinical psychologists and assistant psychologists and provide specialist and core placements for trainee clinical psychologists.

The post holder will represent clinical psychology on appropriate service line groups and promote clinical psychology and clinical psychological thinking within the team and wider paediatrics services.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description attached for detailed responsibilities and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact, thank you.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 2000) as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence.
  • HCPC registration as a Clinical Psychologist and eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status with the BPS



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community, primary care, outpatient, and inpatient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Evidence of post-qualification supervised clinical experience in assessment and therapeutic intervention and management of clients with diverse mental health issues.
  • Post-qualification experience of work within interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary environments
  • Post-qualification experience of work within interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary environments
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Mary's House

23 E Heath Road

Hampstead, London


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