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Clinical Psychologist Principle

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist Principle who is passionate about promoting the emotional health and wellbeing of adults who are coping with the impact of persistent symptoms caused by energy limiting conditions including Long Covid, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

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

Main duties of the job

You will work be part of an integrated multi-professional team providing individualised rehabilitation to people with persistent symptoms. You will work closely with colleagues including Practitioner Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Exercise Professionals to deliver a co-produced psychological care pathway in a needs-led way with a specific focus on meeting the psychological needs of people who are coping energy limiting conditions. This will involve direct clinical work, group work, consultation, supervision, teaching, and training as well as developing resources and supporting staff in the wider Health Board.

Within the wider Physical Health Speciality there are services in Respiratory, Chronic Pain, Long Covid, Weight Management, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Critical Care, Hepatology and Continuing Care. There will be opportunities to work with colleagues in the wider service who offer a warm, supportive atmosphere, regular peer support and supervision.

We would also invite applications from newly qualified clinicians as there is a potential for this role to be a development post with the appropriate supervision and processes in place.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Honour Degree in Psychology
  • HCPC Registered
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS or equivalent accredited by the BPS


  • Other related academic questions



  • Doctorate training across a range of client groups but must include Children
  • Significant experience of working with people with chronic health conditions and their families
  • Has complete at least 10 training days per year on courses relevant to the provision of Psychology in Physical Health


  • Has begun to develop special expertise in a relevant clinical area and to have undergone or is undergoing post qualification training in it as part of the CPD process

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to communicate and relate to people warmly and with empathy
  • Ability to understand the highly complex and conflicting messages from clients and organise this in a way that allows them to guide the client through a complex process of change.


  • Highly motivated and energetic

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Caerleon House

Cleppa Park, Duffryn


NP10 8BA

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