Skip to main content

This job has expired

Clinical Psychologist Lifespan Cleft

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro-rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

View more

Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
Clinical Psychologists or final year Trainee Clinical Psychologists with an interest in clinical health psychology are invited to apply for this varied role in the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinical Psychology Service, covering maternity leave at 0.8 WTE for nine months.

You will join a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within a highly welcoming multi-disciplinary team of plastic surgeons, nurses, speech and language therapists, orthodontists and dentists.

You may have experience of working with physical health problems with either children/families or adults, or experience of working in child and adolescent or adult mental health services with a keen interest and desire to apply that knowledge to work in an acute trust.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will involve working closely with the multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate team to offer psychological care to those born with a cleft lip and/or palate across the lifespan.

You will work with children, young people and adults through consultation to staff, direct work and by attending multidisciplinary clinics. Whilst your base will predominantly be at the City Hospital campus, you will also attend multidisciplinary clinics across the Trent region (Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Leicester and Derby).

You will be part of a welcoming and growing Clinical Psychology Department which incorporates specialisms in Paediatric Psychology, Adult Medical Psychology and Child and Adult Neuropsychology.

About us

There are opportunities for continued professional development and clinical supervision is well provided for within the team by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist. We regularly have trainees from the DClinPsy courses around the region, so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees.

You will also be involved in providing consultation, training and supervision as required to others within and outside of the multidisciplinary team. The department has a commitment to clinical research. Strong support is available to participate in research or to develop your clinical research interests.

Appropriate clinical supervision will be provided by clinical psychologists working in the adult medical psychology service. Currently, the post will be supervised by a very experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist working within Cleft Lip and Palate.

Interested applicants are warmly encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion about the role and how we would support you in your professional development.For further information and informal discussion please contact:

Dr Laura Shepherd, Consultant Clinical Psychologist by phone (0115 969 1169 ext. 79730) or email ( Visits to the service are welcomed.

Dr Lisa Worrall

Consultant Clinical Psychologist) - Lead for Adult Medical Clinical Psychology

For further information about the Trust visit our Website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Completed (or due to complete in 2024) post-graduate doctoral level DClinPsy in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Current HCPC registration for Clinical Psychologist (or eligibility to qualify for registration in 2024)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS/HCPC.


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.



  • Experience of working with children and adults with physical health problems, or with children or adults with mental health problems
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of carrying out research


  • Working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist in paediatric psychology or adult clinical health psychology

Communication and relationship skills


  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation & supervision to other professional and non-professional groups


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies or assessment methodologies
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methods.


  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for people with long-term health conditions
  • Knowledge of complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • Experience of using qualitative research methods

Planning and organisation skills


  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings

Physical Skills and Other


  • Ability to move between a number of locations within the region in a working day
  • Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)


  • Ability to work on days to suit the service

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Campus and Regional Clinics

Hucknall Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert