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Specialist Clinical Psychologist AEDimhs Band 7 (8a Development post)

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Preceptorship Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join AEDimhs (Adult Eating Disorder Integrated Mental Health Service). This post aims to support the clinician to develop to an 8a position within the team.

AEDimhs is a newly established low medical risk eating disorder service working within Primary care. You would be working with a supportive, motivated and energetic team as we further our service development across Surrey Heartlands and Frimley South.

We are seeking to find a psychologist who wants to make a difference by providing high quality NICE concordant Eating Disorder interventions to patients aged 18 years plus.

You will need to be a Clinical Psychologist with a keen interest in supporting people with a range of eating disorders, with a particular focus on early intervention and prevention.

The introduction of this team is part of a wider transformation and expansion of community-based Specialist mental health services set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Main duties of the job

Key ResponsibilitiesOverall: As part of a small team, to contribute to delivering and co-developing the primary care Eating Disorder mental health service model and care pathways for the provision of integrated physical and mental health care in Primary Care Networks.To accept referrals direct from primary care and promote early assessment, treatment and ensure robust relationships and links with other community-based services. To work predominantly with adults (18+) with an Eating Disorder whose needs are best met within primary care and whose difficulties are best understood within a biopsychosocial model.To work closely with colleagues in specialist Adult Eating Disorder Services and Mental Health services to ensure smooth transitions between teams and services and facilitate an 'easy in, easy out' approach to improve access to evidence-based interventions

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirements for this job.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification
  • Professional membership (e.g., HCPC, BABCP)



  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
  • For roles in Learning Disabilities or older adults candidates should demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disabilities or older adults within a positive behaviour support framework


  • Working within a primary care setting

Band8a experience (in addition to band7)


  • Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists
  • Demonstrable post registration/clinical experience and competency relevant to this care group
  • Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development/project work
  • Demonstrable interest/skill in a relevant specialist area

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


18 Mole Business Park.

Randells Road


KT22 7AD

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