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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 two full-time enthusiastic Clinical Psychologists to join our supportive Paediatric psychology team to serve the needs of young people and their families with long term conditions.

We would consider part-time hours of 0.6wte or more. The Healthy Futures service has a 0.8 wte role, to work within a MDT team specialising in young people with complications of excessive weight, and this could be combined with another specialty according to the service needs and candidates skills (NICU/Rheumatology) in order to make a full-time post. We also have an Epilepsy and IBD gastro-enterology post, the later specializing in Ulcerative Colitis and Chron's disease. For all of the long-term condition teams, You will work with patients and their families on psychological issues, the impact of condition and management.

As well as assessment and therapy for families, you will offer advice, consultation and training to the wider team. It is essential that you are a strong team player, working well as an integrated part of different multidisciplinary teams, which may consists of Consultant Physicians, specialist nurses, dieticians, social workers, physiotherapists and pharmacists. The work will include individual and family appointments, in-patient work, multi-disciplinary liaison, consultation to the wider team, research and service development.

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 the long-term condition. Within the Healthy Future and Epilepsy services there are exciting opportunities to help develop and shape the service. You 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 above 0.6wte.

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.

There is a wide range of staff benefits at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital including access to our wellbeing resources and services, a Fast Track physiotherapy service, contribution toward eye tests and glasses, in house training programs and leadership management courses and flexible working hours wherever possible.

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

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, but a passion for working with children, young people and their families is essential.

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

There are strong links with the Doctorate programme at the University of East Anglia. The NNUH is committed to strengthening its specialist services across the range of acute services, including developing the as a regionally recognised tertiary childrens Hospital.

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

Person Specification



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



  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.

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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