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Clinical Psychologist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our paediatric psychology team to serve the needs of young people with Epilepsy and Non-Epileptic Seizures, and another paediatric speciality such as Gastroenterology. In the near future, we are also likely to be recruiting to another paediatric post in Healthy Weight and NICU, so please apply if that is of interest too. Although this is a band 8A post, it is also open to newly qualified psychologists as a band 7 as part of our 18 month preceptorship. Newly qualified staff who are yet to be HCPC registered would temporarily be appointed on Band 6. Experience in Paediatrics is desirable but not absolutely necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and supportive psychology and multi-disciplinary teams in the Paediatric Department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. We have a growing team of Clinical Psychologists working in the Paediatric specialties of Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Cystic Fibrosis, Oncology, Rheumatology, NICU and Childhood Obesity with ambition to expand.

Main duties of the job

The post will include outpatient and inpatient work with children and their carers and liaising with MDT colleagues to assess and treat psychological issues arising from epilepsy and non-epileptic type seizures. It is an exciting opportunity to help develop and shape the newly developed Epilepsy service. The post holder will have opportunities to supervise colleagues, trainees, work with initiatives within the wider department and complete audit and research projects.

There will be opportunities to have a Clinical Psychology trainee, if appropriate for your stage of qualification.

We would be very pleased to hear from applicants who are interested in full-time posts or part-time posts up to 0.8wte.

We want to become a more diverse and inclusive department, therefore we welcome and actively encourage applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds, with different lived and learned experiences.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The epilepsy psychology service has recently been commissioned to support the psychological needs of young people with epilepsy and non-epileptic type seizures. As well as assessment and therapy for families, the post holder will offer advice, consultation and training to the wider team. It is essential that the successful applicant is a strong team player, working well as an integrated part of different multidisciplinary teams, consisting of Consultant Physicians, specialist nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists and pharmacists. The work will include individual and family appointments, in-patient work, multi-disciplinary liaison, consultation to the wider team as well as opportunities for research and service development. The post holder will work closely with an 8B Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist and will have opportunities to help shape the recently commissioned service. The epilepsy team within the hospital are very pro-psychology.

Please see the attached job description for full details and main requirements. This document contains both Band 8a, Band 7 and Band 6 job descriptions.

Person Specification



  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-graduate doctorate (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) in Clinical Psychology


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy etc.)



  • Demonstrable understanding of the implications of long term conditions and disability for either adults, children, young people and their families (as applicable in the speciality).


  • Experience of working within the Clinical Speciality



  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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