Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Moray
Salary: Band 7/8A (Band 7 £39,693 - £46,467) / (Band 8A £49,975 - £53,948) per annum
Reference: JT046501
Contact Name: Pamela Cremin
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2021 13:00

Job Description

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

DR Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, Moray, North East Scotland

Band 7/8A (Band 7 £39,693 - £46,467) / (Band 8A £49,975 - £53,948) per annum

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Ref: JT046501

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for this permanent post in the psychology department to provide a specialist clinical psychology service to our adult population (aged 18-65) living in the Moray area. The postholder will have a HCPC recognised post-grad (Doctorate) qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, hold HCPC Registration as a registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, and have suitable experience in Adult Mental Health services preferably within the NHS. For this post in particular, it will be required to have experience in neuro-psychological assessment and experience with “severe and enduring” clinical presentations; including for example early intervention for psychosis, bi-polar disorder, complex trauma & abuse, ASD etc. However, applicants with limited experience may be offered an initial appointment at Band 7 for an agreed preceptorship period prior to advancement to Band 8A, subject to agreed attainments, such as satisfactory performance and supervisory training. We therefore welcome experienced but also newly qualified applicants to apply.

The postholder will deliver services as part of a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team, alongside a senior psychologist. Most out-patients are seen within the psychology department, but psychologists may also provide local clinics for out-patients in community premises outwith Elgin. We also deliver a service to a small in-patient unit when appropriate. Psychologists provide assessment and treatment for patients with a wide range of mental health problems; including individual and/or group therapeutic intervention, and roles such as consultancy and supervision, audit and research, as well as teaching and training where appropriate. We also offer supervision to clinical psychology trainees on the University of Edinburgh/NHS Scotland Clinical Psychology Training Programme, as well as MSc Trainees on the Stirling/Dundee course in Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.   The postholder may also have the opportunity to supervise qualified multidisciplinary CMHT staff delivering psychological therapies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a friendly and supportive psychology team. Our current staff complement comprises of 4 full time Clinical and Counselling Psychology posts. The psychologists within our service have a range of clinical interests reflecting a variety of theoretical and therapeutic orientations, and we would welcome evidence based yet innovative approaches to complement the existing service. We put great emphasis on relevant supervision, support and continued professional development. You will therefore have access to supervision from experienced clinicians; covering areas such as complex trauma and other severe and enduring presentations.

Moray lies in the north-east of Scotland, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland. The Royal Burgh of Elgin thrives as a centre of administration, education, tourism and trade with agricultural, service and textile industries. Situated in Scotland’s Castle and Whisky county, the area offers a wide range of recreational activities such as golf, fishing, hill walking, surfing, canoeing, cycling, horse riding and winter sports. This is an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of Scotland that offers a great quality of life and has good transport links with the rest of the UK.

Informal enquiries and visits to the Department are strongly encouraged. 

Furrther information may be obtained from Pamela Cremin, Integrated Service Manager on 01343 567462 or

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Closing date: 24 March 2021.