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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist or Clinical Psychologist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
As a Clinical Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, you will:
  • Be responsible for providing community-based specialist psychological input for a range of different eating disorders.
  • Work as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team for adults with a range of eating disorders.
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and Trust and Service policies and procedures.
  • Utilise theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to support clients towards recovery.
  • Utilise research skills for audit and support service development.

This post is part of an expansion of the current service towards developing a comprehensive eating disorders services as part of the local implementation plan.

The Eating Disorders team would welcome applications from newly qualified candidates

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Hold a caseload of clients with eating disorders delivering therapeutic interventions and acting as care coordinator if needed.
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to be a good communicator and a team player. Current interventions are delivered both face to face and remotely.
  • If required, be prepared to travel to see clients and be flexible to meet the demands of the job.
  • Maintain good working relationships both inside and outside the Trust.
  • Be supervised by a senior colleague within the existing team and will also be able to seek a supervisor in respect to specific therapeutic models from the wider psychological therapy network.

The Trust has over 50 Psychologists and Therapists working in the clinical psychology department and has an exciting CPD programme.

In addition, there is also a well-established cognitive behavioural practitioner network.

About us

We are a well-established eating disorder service looking for a dynamic enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

The DHCFT eating disorder service was established in 2007 and is an expanding service which covers the City of Derby and the County of Derbyshire providing a high-quality community service.

Therapeutic interventions are provided to clients and their families and consultation and advice are offered to a wide range of staff.

The team currently consists of 2 Psychiatrists, 4 Clinical Psychologists, 3 Nurse Therapists, 2 Occupational Therapists, a Dietitian and Administrators.

The team currently delivers a range of therapeutic interventions from CBT-E, Mantra, and Psychodynamic and Systemically informed approaches interventions are delivered both individually and in Group settings.

There are many opportunities to work jointly with MDT colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Qualified Clinical Psychologists and 3rd year Clinical Psychology Trainees are welcome to apply. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists will be required to have a core profession, such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work.

The Trust recognises the value of training you will be encouraged to develop additional skills in working with this client group and you'll be invited to attend the eight-day national eating disordered trainee training run by the Maudsley hospital.

The service also works in partnership with a third sector provider to deliver practical interventions to clients and their carers to support clinical interventions. In addition, the service has a close working relationship with other eating disorder services, specialist inpatient services, gastroenterology and diabetes services.

In addition, the team works closely with the CAMHS eating disorders services to ensure good transitions of care.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (or Social Work England) or soon to be qualified and eligible for registration
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and/or CBT accredited with the BABCP with a Core Profession (Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy)



  • Have access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes or able to travel as required to meet the needs of the service. Please note not all office locations or client care bases maybe reached by public transport



  • Experience of working with service users with eating disorders or experience of working with service users with severe mental health problems


  • Evidence of working well in a team

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Unity Mill

Derwent Street


DE56 1WN

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