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Psychologist - Eating Disorders

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£41,902 to £47,684 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Are you a newly qualified or about to qualify Clinical Psychologist looking for a rewarding career working alongside a fantastically supportive team?

Would you like to work for a Trust who prioritise staff wellbeing, within a team who consistently rate their job satisfaction highly?

We are currently looking for psychologists to join our very well-established Adult Eating Disorders Service team based at St Marks in Maidenhead.

As a Psychologist in our team you will play an important role providing specialist psychological assessments, care planning and a range of evidence-based psychological interventions. You will work one to one with our patients as well as delivering group treatments.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team and with professionals across agencies this role will provide you with a lot of variety in your day to day work. You will primarily be based at either St Marks Hospital in Maidenhead or in our NHS site at the University of Reading campus. Both sites offer free parking to staff. There is flexibility for some home working.

As a service we are very committed to the development of our staff and offer both internal and external training opportunities. Within this role we can offer support with band 7 competencies and provide development opportunities to progress to a band 8.

The role is Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and we are open to both full and part time applicants.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessing adults referred to Berkshire Eating Disorders Service
  • Creating care plans for patients referred to the service
  • Delivering a range of specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups
  • Undertaking and reviewing risk assessments
  • Providing specialist advice to and liaising with other professionals
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate clinical record

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust site

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • HCPC registered Psychologist with a doctorate in counselling or clinical psychology
  • Good knowledge of psychological models relevant to eating disorders
  • Previous experience working in a mental health setting
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time to work flexibly in response to service demands

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to contact: Viviane Ghuys on 0118 929 6417 or email or Clare Moran on 07826 858607 or email wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate doctoral qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Registered and accredited with HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS

Continuous Professional Development


  • Good knowledge of psychological models relevant to eating disorders and evidence base for related interventions


  • Research experience, including a working knowledge of statistics, data analysis and report writing

Previous Experience


  • Experience working in mental health across various care settings such as outpatient, day patient and community settings
  • Experience of managing highly complex situations concerning safeguarding and risk management


  • Experience working in a specialistEating Disorders service

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of several IT systems eg Microsoft Office, Rio, Datix
  • High standard of written communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time and to work flexibly in response to service demands
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and to foster good working relationships

Additional Requirements


  • Full UK driving licence
  • Use of a vehicle to travel within sites during working hours.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Eating Disorders Unit



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