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Lead Psychologist - Adult Eating Disorder Service

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
We are looking for a new Clinical Lead of the Adult Eating Disorders Service to lead a highly motivated and dedicated multidisciplinary team.

Eating Disorders has been identified as one of the priorities for transformation of Mental Health Services in Cornwall and will be expanding. You will have a central role in shaping the transformation of this service working alongside the strategic lead and operational manager.

We are an organisation who will recognise & value your clinical expertise, post-qualification training and high level of specialist experience, with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning. We will enable you to use your clinical & leadership skills, encourage you to develop your ideas to shape our mental health services.

Here's what we can offer you:
  • Being part of an innovative and supportive multi professional clinical leadership & management team dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care.
  • Opportunities to be part of audit, research and leading service modernisation and improvements with the support of a dedicated quality lead.
  • Regular reflective practice, clinical supervision, training and professional development opportunities.
  • Staff benefits, including planned well-being time.
  • If you would like to know more, we would love to have an informal conversation with you about this post.

Main duties of the job

  • To clinically lead Adult Eating Disorder clinical staff.
  • To oversee clinical strategy, recruitment, planning and skill mix, and budget allocation alongside the Operational Lead and Team Manager.
  • To oversee supervision and offer day-to-day support.
  • Oversee delivery of consultation, assessment, psychological therapy (individual and group), and evaluation.
  • Hold a specialist caseload, offering complex psychological formulation and expert consultancy and advice to people accessing the service, families, and professionals.
  • Be involved at a senior level in the planning and delivery of training, for the team and people working with the target group across the health community.
  • To lead on service development projects relating to co-produced menus/journeys/pathways for adult presenting with eating disorders, as part of community transformation, and in line with the organisation's strategic direction.
  • Foster regional and national links in the overall interests of furthering knowledge and best practice for people with eating disorders.
  • Support consultant psychologists with matters of clinical governance in the locality.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or counselling Psychology
  • Registration with Health & Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies and assessment modalities in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. co-morbid/complex presentations).



  • Formal training in the supervision of other psychologists including Doctoral Trainees.
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical or counselling psychologist for a substantial period with significant experience of complex and challenging presentations. Must have substantial experience working as an 8a within community mental health services.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • Experience of working with adults with complex mental health difficulties
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary services within the community
  • Experience in teaching and training qualified psychological therapists and of non-psychology staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park

Infirmary Hill



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