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Highly Specialist Counselling or Clinical Psychologist Adult Gender Identity Clinic

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
permanent, 1 WTE
37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week (Full time))
Job ref
£54,223 - £60,316 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
30/09/2021 23:59
Interview date


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.


Job Title: Highly Specialist Counselling or Clinical Psychologist – Adult Gender Identity Clinic

Grade: AfC Band 8a

Location: Swiss Cottage, London

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week


Are you interested to work in an area that combines psychology, endocrinology, surgery, law, and community engagement? Are you keen to consider a wide diversity of fields concerning gender and sexuality, whilst providing high quality person-centred health care?


Then this is your opportunity! We are looking for a band 8a senior psychologist to join our vibrant and highly skilled psychology team within the multi-disciplinary London Gender Identity Clinic, the largest and oldest GIC (established in 1966). We support trans and non-binary adults to receive treatment tailored to their unique experiences of gender incongruence, offering psychological therapy, speech and language therapy, endocrinology, and surgical referrals.


This is a truly specialist area, offering unique care to a diverse and important population of clients. The work is interesting, rewarding, and can genuinely affect people’s lives for the better.


We are also a training clinic and so specialise in supporting new and enthusiastic professionals to learn everything they need to know to offer gender-specific assessments and treatment to our clients, including specialist gender-specific group and individual therapy. Our new senior psychologist will also supervise our excellent qualified and trainee psychologists, and will be involved in the wide range of research that we are undertaking within the service, often with opportunities to present the results at national and international conferences. We are also a team that values and encourages continued professional development, with potential opportunities for funded specialist training in the future.


Interest in gender is key, but we welcome psychologists to apply with and without prior experience in gender provided they are willing to learn – the diversity of experience within our psychology team only enhances the quality of care we are able to offer to our clients, and we are keen to train any enthusiastic and skilled HCPC-registered psychologist who is interested in working in this exciting field.


We hope to meet you at an interview soon!




We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity, sexuality, disability, nationality, religion, relationship status, or social background. However, as members of ethnic minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.





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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Prof Christina Richards
Job title
Lead Consultant Psychologist & Head of Research
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Additional information

For further information, contact:

Professor Christina Richards, CRichards@tavi-port.nhs.uk