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Senior Psychologist Clinical / Counselling

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an additional Highly Specialist / Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Trust-wide Adult Eating Disorders Service (AEDS). The post is substantive (0.8WTE) and the successful applicant will be joining what are established outpatient and day care multi-disciplinary community services for adults with moderate to severe eating disorders. They will be joining a warm and welcoming team with a passion for the delivery of high-quality care. Prior experience of working with adults with moderate to severe eating disorder presentations is essential.

The post holder will initially contribute to the delivery of service provision for the existing pre-assessment waiting list. This is with a view to ensuring soon access to assessment and evidence based psychological therapy. The post holder will receive supervision and support from the pre-assessment waiting list pathway clinical lead (Principal Psychologist) and will work closely with AEDS psychological therapies team.

Over time, with the implementation of the AEDS transformation, the anticipation is that this role will evolve this is with the post holder being asked to contribute to other clinical pathways within AEDS, with associated opportunity to further develop specialisms and expertise within the field.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be registered as Practitioner Psychologists with the HCPC and have post-qualification training and experience in the delivery of NICE concordant psychological therapies for adults with eating disorders (e.g., CBT-ED and MANTRA). BABCP Accreditation is additionally desirable.

Key Responsibilities - Please see Full JD attached

To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of andimplement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.o To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, planimplement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to supportpeople with specific and complex needs.o To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as anadvocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem,racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.The successful applicant will be able to drive a car and will have the use of a car during working hours. This is due to the requirement to sometimes travel between the AEDS bases (in Guildford and Epsom), and occasionally also to other Trust sites. We are actively seeking to improve the diversity of the team to better reflect the community served and especially welcome applications from BAME candidates and men.

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.

Home Working Contract Only - Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Additional Responsibilities People with Learning Disabilities (PLD) To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework. To contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of interventions driven bygovernment initiatives e.g. Transforming Care, LD Mortality review to promote positive healthgains for clients. Conducting neuropsychological assessments and using the information to contribute todiagnosis and packages of care

Additional Responsibilities Working Age Adults (WAA) To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care frameworkAdditional Responsibilities Older Adults Mental Health Services (OPMH) To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework Conducting neuropsychological assessments and using the information to contribute to diagnosis and packages of care

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

Person Specification

Qualifications required


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees (or completion within 12 months of commencement in post)

Experience required


  • 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
  • Demonstrable post registration/clinical experience and competency relevant to this care group. SABP Leadership Competency Strategic Leadership 2 People Leadership 2 Performance Leadership 2 Personal Motivation 2 Values Treat People Well Create Respectful Places Involve not Ignore Open, Honest and Accountable NHS Competency Level Communication 4 Personal and People Development 4 Health, Safety and Security 4 Service Improvement 4 Quality 4 Equality and Diversity 4 IT Skills 3 Statutory Requirements HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development / project work.


  • For roles in Learning Disabilities candidates should demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disabilities within a positive behaviour support framework
  • Demonstrable interest/skill in a relevant specialist area.
  • Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road



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