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Psychological Workforce Lead

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£61,861 to £70,959 a year per annum inc
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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Psychological Workforce Lead - Band 8b: Permanent contract 1 WTE

We are seeking a dynamic and enterprising candidate with a commitment to advancing equality of opportunity in the psychological workforce to lead on the Psychological Workforce project from within Corporate Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Main duties of the job

There are two Psychological Workforce Lead roles at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, each with a focus on a different stage of the career pathway. This role is focused on supporting and developing the roles of Qualified Psychological Professionals. The post holder will lead on projects that aim to develop the Psychological Workforce, including a focus on recruitment and retention, career pathways and progression, CPD and training and increasing and supporting diversity and inclusion within the workforce. They will lead on the development of communications and networks within the Psychological Professions across the Trust and work to raise the visibility of the work of the Psychological Professions both internally and externally to our organisation. They will support the development of new roles within the psychological workforce and of new ways of working within transforming services.

About us

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

Job description Job responsibilities

This candidate will have exceptional communication skills and enjoy leading large scale projects such as organising conferences and CPD events. They will be passionate about communications and proficient in the use of social media and viral technologies. The successful candidate will support the career development of the Psychology and Psychotherapy workforce across the career span. This will include supporting the Heads of Psychology & Psychotherapy in workforce development and playing a key role in coordinating training and CPD.

The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of project management, exceptional organisational skills and demonstrable ability to run multiple projects simultaneously and at scale, delivering both on target and on time. They will have a strong understanding of the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce including consideration of how we might recruit and retain staff from minioritised and under-represented backgrounds.

Please see job description for the particular requirements of this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Entry-level qualification in Psychology or Psychotherapy that has been accepted by the appropriate professional body for professional registration.
  • Additional training beyond entry-level qualification in a specialised area of psychological/psychotherapy practice through formal post-qualification training (PG Diploma or equivalent), OR a combination of specialist short courses and/or an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice-based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice.
  • Recognised qualification in project management
Skills Essential
  • Strong project management skills and ability to run multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient communication and social media skills
Experience Essential
  • Experience of supervising assistant and trainee psychologists/psychotherapists having completed the relevant training.
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to psychologists and/or psychotherapists or other professional groups
  • Experience of undertaking leadership roles
  • Experience of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Experience of managing projects using formal project management tools (such as Prince2)

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