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Macmillan Clinical Psychologist

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen as a Macmillan Clinical Psychologist with our Northern Cancer Service at Royal Devon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RDUH). The role is supported and funded by Macmillan.

It is a part of an 18 month pilot project scoping the need and developing a pathway for psychological support and offering people support at different points in their cancer journey. The aim of the project is to embed psychological provision within the cancer service and secure longer term funding for the service. As part of the post, the post-holder will work with patients and team members to evaluate the service.

The successful post holder will be supervised by the Lead Clinical Psychologist. You will be responsible to the CM/Lead Cancer Nurse. There is a local and national network of Psychologists working in Health and Cancer and you will be encouraged to seek support and take an active role within these groups. You will also have close links with Macmillan.

We have some links with Exeter University where there is an established Clinical Psychology training course and opportunities to offer trainee clinical psychologist placements.

The post can be based at the Eastern and or the Northern site and the role supports a blend of remote and on-site working.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Northern Cancer Service is delighted to be recruiting for a Clinical Psychologist to join the team.

Aspects of the role include:
  • Scope the need for psychological input across cancer services within the Northern cancer service.
  • Provision of individualised psychology assessments and psychological therapy.
  • Working with the clinical team to support them in the psychological factors around care and their work with patients.
  • Conduct a detailed service evaluation and report to highlight the outcomes of the service highlighting areas for further developing and contributing towards future business cases.

The post holder with develop the Psychology Service which will complement the current established counselling service available to patients at North Devon District Hospital.

There is another Psychologist based in Exeter working in the Cancer Service and you will work closely together

Working Pattern: 30 hours per week. The post holder will be based in Exeter or Barnstaple. If based in Exeter, the post holder will offer outreach to the Northern Service providing input to patients and the team onsite and remotely. We recognise the challenges that have been highlighted in recent years and we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for our patients, for us, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether thats a job share, part time or another flexible pattern, alongside remote working. If it works for our service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Rebecca Stuckey, Clinical Matron/Lead Cancer Nurse on 07590983904 or email or Dr Sarah Airdrie, FORCE Clinical Psychologist on

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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