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Psychologist Clinical or Counselling or HCPC Reg. Pract Psychologist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Inc. 5% High Cost Area Supplement Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Due to career progression, a vacancy has arisen for either a Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist to join our Trust-wide Adult Eating Disorders Service (AEDS). The post is substantive (0.8 WTE ) 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 desirable and a keen interest in working in the specialism is essential.

The successful applicant will be joining the service during an exciting period of service development and transformation. They will receive clinical supervision from a senior Psychologist (with BABCP Accreditation if required) and will work closely with AEDS psychological therapies team.

The post holder will be responsible for providing or contributing to the clinical supervision of Trainee Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists this is, with support and, where applicable, training to assist in the development of these supervision skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to carry out comprehensive assessments and formulations and plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of their psychological interventions (individual and group). They will additionally be required to contribute to the work and functioning of the multi-disciplinary team, where appropriate.

Applicants must be registered as Practitioner Psychologists with the HCPC and / or have BABCP Accreditation. With regards to the latter, the expectation is that the applicant will also have experience working in NHS mental health settings. Training and experience in the delivery of NICE concordant psychological therapies for adults with eating disorders (e.g., CBT-ED and MANTRA) is additionally desirable, but not essential as training will be sought for the successful applicant as might be needed.

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

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that it is considered in the selection process.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications required for Psychologist


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • oExperience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles
  • oExperience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic

For CBT therapists Qualifications required


  • oCBT therapist with BABCP accreditation, who also has experience working in a NHS mental health setting
  • oExperience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • oExperience in delivering CBT at a high level for a range of presentations

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road



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