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Full Time
Basingstoke, Basingstoke
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Band 7 Clinical Psychologist - Hampshire Eating Disorder Service - Based in North and South West Hampshire.

Applications are invited from qualified, HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologists to fill a permanent Band 7 post. The post-holder will be part of the Hampshire Eating Disorder Service, working from Basingstoke and Winchester.

The successful candidate will join a friendly, highly-skilled and enthusiastic multi disciplinary team.

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioner; preferably with experience of working with young people but experience with young adults or adults with eating disorders also relevant.

We welcome applications from psychologists who are highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful. The successful applicant will be trained to deliver NICE concordant treatment to young people and their families as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Psychologists are valued members of the service and offer specialist assessment; evidence based interventions; psychological formulation and team consultation. The successful candidates will have skills and interests in supporting professional colleagues to develop and use psychological thinking in their work and in contributing psychological perspectives to service users’ care plans.

You will be supported within the team by senior clinicians and will work closely with other specialists within the service. Clinical supervision and professional leadership will be provided.

There are excellent opportunities for professional development within team through supervision, training, team CPD and wider CAMHS and Trust events.

The post holders will be required across both sites, although they will work primarily in one geographically defined area. The use of a car will therefore be essential.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in and across Sussex. It aims to realise the potential of everyone who uses its services and to enable staff to do a great job. Sussex Partnership has teaching status and is developing into one of the country’s leading teaching mental health trusts. Working here offers continued training and development, variety and a rewarding challenge.

We welcome visits from interested candidates – come and find out more about the team and the role!

This permanent Band 7 Post is 37.5 hours per week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Green (Team Manager) or Emily David (Clinical Lead Psychologist) on [Click here to apply]

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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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