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Clinical Psychologist Adult ARFID Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Dec 2023
To lead the development of an Adult ARFID provision in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, commencing with an assessment of current provision and practice across the Trust. To identify appropriate methods to gather data in order to understand the local population needs in relation to Adult ARFID. To evaluate this data in order to deliver a proposal for an Adult ARFID pathway. The post holder will work collaboratively with a small multidisciplinary team and will provide leadership and supervision to this team.

There is responsibility with the post for promoting psychological approaches and formulation within the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be expected to be skilled in highly specialised psychological therapies for eating disorders and have expert knowledge of the needs of adults presenting with ARFID.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide and lead, in collaboration with the MDT, clinical consultation to other professionals t. Within the health network

The post has a broader purpose of promoting psychology through the supervision of trainee clinical psychologists, clinical apprentices, assistant psychologists and placement students. The post holder will be required to continue to lead psychological thinking regionally through the East Midlands Provider Collaborative.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details please see full job description and person specification within the attached documents.For a conversation about the post, roles and responsibilities please call.

Person Specification

Contractual requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Current Registration with the HCPC


  • Highly specialist skill in working with young people and adults with ASD / DLD / ID



  • Evidence for post-qualification specialist training relevant to Eating Disorders (e.g. CBT-E, MANTRA, SSCM)
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical practice gained though post-qualification specialist training and supervised practice (e.g. CBT, CFT, CAT, IPT)


  • Further relevant post qualification training including: CBT-E, MANTRA, SSCM, CFT-E



  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist with adults with severe and complex mental health needs.
  • Experience of providing specialist clinical psychology services to adult service users and their families / care systems.
  • Working with a wide range of populations including clients from BME groups.
  • Experience of consultation and training across adult mental health services and other third sector services supporting people with complex mental health needs and their families
  • Experience of multi-agency working in planning and delivering patient care.
  • Provision of clinical supervision and training to junior clinical psychologists and practitioners from other professional groups


  • Experience of staff training.
  • Experience of clinical audit and/or service evaluation
  • Experience of developing care pathways within NHS services



  • Detailed knowledge of a range of models of assessment, formulation, management and treatment of mental health difficulties.
  • Knowledge of systemic approaches to working with Families / care systems.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evidenced based treatment of trauma
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding protocol
  • Knowledge of the assessment and evidenced based treatment of mental health difficulties relevant to Community CAMHS ED and across a broad age range


  • Knowledge of guidelines and policy informing best practice for Adult Eating Disorder Services



  • Specialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations
  • To communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients.
  • Research and Audit skills to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, in conjunction with Team Leads and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service
  • Appropriate IT skills


  • Experience of presentation/ teaching
  • Publications/ research experience

Physical Requirements


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard



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