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Clinical Psychologist (or Preceptorship)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Although this is an 8a post, we actively welcome newly qualified Psychologists or Clinical Psychology Trainees qualifying in 2024 to apply at Band 7 and develop as a Preceptee within 24months to Band 8a level. This will support your development as a psychologist with clear aims and formal sign off by the Principal and Consultant Psychologists within the Living with Pain / CFS Team. We are committed to the development of our staff and this process supports clinicians to progress in their careers.

The Living with Pain & CFS Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our experienced team providing assessment and treatment of patients presenting with chronic pain or CFS, through a stepped care model.

The service consists of a small, friendly multidisciplinary team based primarily in Harrogate, which covers the Harrogate and Skipton localities. Patient input is provided on both an out-patient and remote working from home basis.

The post holder will benefit from supportive colleagues, including both an 8b and 8c Psychologist in the team, and close links and support with the wider HDFT Psychology Service.

This position will allow you to enjoy the benefits of close MDT working. There is the opportunity for regular supervision, group working and supporting service development.

It also offers an enormous variety of clinical experience which will enable you to use your professional psychological skills in a creative way.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for the provision and development of psychological care provided to the adult patients with a diagnosis of chronic pain or CFS within the service area.
  • Supervise and support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with the patients often at times of high levels of distress . Ability to communicate complex and difficult information is required.
  • Be expected to contribute to research, service development and clinical audit.
  • Liaise and work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and other external agencies.
  • To be involved in the supervision of student/junior clinicians.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will suit an experienced doctoral level clinical psychologist, who enjoys direct individual clinical work, as well as providing support to teams and patients through indirect psychological practice. The Post holder would be expected to have post-qualification experience of MDT working and of working with adults who have long term physical health problems within a physical health setting

Please refer to the attached job descriptions for more information about both the band 7 position and the band 8a position.

Person Specification



  • oPost-graduated doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • oCurrent status as a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council


  • oMembership of the British Psychological Society
  • oAdditional post qualification training relevant to chronic pain/CFS services.
  • oPost-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • oTrained in the supervision of Psychology Trainees
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development



  • oClinical experience of psychological assessment and intervention with adults who have acute/and or long-term physical health problems.
  • oExperience of working within multidisciplinary teams in health care, social services or related field.
  • oClinical experience of working with a wide variety of clients that reflects the full range of clinical severity and problems
  • oExperience of receiving and making best use of clinical supervision.
  • oExperience or demonstrable knowledge of working with the Chronic Pain or CFS clients


  • oExperience of research and service development
  • oExperience and understanding of trauma work.
  • oWorking as a qualified clinical psychologist with a wide variety of clients that reflects the full range of clinical severity and problems, across a range of care settings and taking responsibility for patients' psychological care and treatment.
  • oExercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care.
  • oOffering teaching, training and clinical supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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