Assistant Research Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
1 year fixed-term
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£26,554 - £34,495 per annum (inc HCAS)
23/10/2017 23:59


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.


We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Research Psychologist in the Research and Development Directorate on a fixed term basis with a possibility of renewal/extension.

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust provides multi-disciplinary clinical services for adults, adolescents and children and their families, and is a leading provider of postgraduate training in the field of mental health. In addition, the Trust has a long history of research and innovation which is recognised nationally and internationally. Our current research is organised around three main themes: Psychological Therapies; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Infancy and Early Years. These themes reflect our longstanding interest in psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.

This is an ideal post for an enthusiastic person with a special interest in research and this post is an excellent way to learn about research within an NHS setting. The post holder will be required to work on a number of research projects within the Children, Young Adults and Families Directorate (CYAF), including an NIHR programme grant on personalised interventions for children with conduct problems. The post holder will be involved in supporting applications for external research funding, undertaking literature reviews and developing and conducting research projects across a range of themes.

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Applicant requirements

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

Dr Eilis Kennedy, Director of Research and
Development at or Sharon Novara, Research Officer at

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 938 2222