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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 Pro rata Per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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A new and exciting opportunity 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 (1.0 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 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, with an especial emphasis on the provision of CBT-E in both individual and adapted group formats. The post holder will receive supervision and support 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 provided to assist in the development of these supervision skills.

Main duties of the job

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 in line with their clinical competencies and therapy qualifications.

The post holder will be expected to carry out comprehensive assessments and formulations and plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of their psychological interventions. 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.

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.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Please contact Dr Caroline Foster, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Tel: 01483 448020) if you wish to discuss this post.

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.

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To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self- esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

Person Specification

Psychologist - 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
  • oFor roles in Learning Disabilities candidates should demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disabilities within a positive behaviour support framework

Psychologist - Qualifications required


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent

CBT Therapist - Experience required


  • oExperience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles
  • Experience in delivering CBT at a high level for a range of presentations

CBT Therapist - Qualifications required


  • CBT therapist with BABCP accreditation, who also has experience working in a NHS mental health setting

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road



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