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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Psychology
NHS AfC: Band 7
22.5 hours per week (6 sessions)
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£44,347 - £50,549 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)
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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Specialist Clinical Psychologist

AfC Band 7 £44,347 - £50,549 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)

22.5 hours per week (6 sessions)



The CYAF Directorate of the internationally renowned Tavistock Clinic provides a comprehensive and specialist mental health service for children and adolescents and their families. We aim to promote the emotional well-being of children and their families through treatment, teaching and research.


Adolescent and Young Adult Services (AYAS)


The Adolescent and Young Adult Service which is part of the Child, Young Adult and Family Directorate is a specialist Psychoanalytic Therapies Service for young people between the ages of 14 and 25, designed to meet a variety of needs specific to adolescents and young adults who are struggling with mental health issues and their parents and families.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and resourceful clinical psychologist to work in the Adolescent and Young Adult Service. The position includes providing a specialist psychological assessment and psychoanalytic psychotherapy service to adolescents and young adults and offering advice and consultation to parents/carers and non-psychologist colleagues as part of the Central and East/North-West Team.


The Service is multi-disciplinary and as well as psychology colleagues, the post holder will be working alongside colleagues from the psychiatry, social work, and child psychotherapy disciplines. Applicants should have a keen interest in engaging and working with young people, with experience in a range of therapeutic models, including particularly psychodynamic therapy.


The Service offers a supportive and lively setting in which to work, with a long tradition of supporting innovative practice, research and individual professional development.


The Trust is pleased to be able to offer 27 days annual leave pro rata, personal development opportunities, a pension scheme and family friendly policies.


Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.


***It is important for the post-holder to be able to work on a Thursday and Friday. 


Closing date for applications: 14th June 2019.


Planned Interview date: 4th July 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Lois Thomas, Clinical Psychologist on 020 8938 2326 or