Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Orkney Islands
Salary: Band 7/ 8a £32,013 - £42,205/ £40,833 - £49,000
Job Published: March 22, 2018 15:44

Job Description

Psychological Therapies Service - Community Mental Health Team, Health Centre, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1BH

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 7/8a £32,013 - £42,205/£40,833 - £49,000 (dependent on experience) plus Distant Islands Allowance pro rata, Full Time: 37.5 hours per week, Permanent

Advance your career in Applied Psychology in the Orkney Islands.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent band 7/8a Clinical/Counselling post to introduce a psychology service to Older People in Orkney aimed at tier 3 & 4 populations. The successful candidate will also contribute to the provision of the already established general adult psychology services in a secondary care setting. Opportunities to develop in a number of areas, depending on your interests and skills, including neuropsychology are available. Interested, why not get in touch.

Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Orkney offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery.

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The successful candidate will be registered with the Health Care Professions Council and hold a postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology at Doctorate level or equivalent.

This appointment will ideally be on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week), although applicants seeking part time hours are welcome to apply.

Flexible working is an option. We are open to negotiations, depending on what you have to offer.

Our ability to offer flexibility makes NHS Orkney an attractive employer. We can and will work with you to meet your needs.

There will be an opportunity to offer clinical placements for trainees undertaking doctoral training on the University of Edinburgh/NHS Scotland Clinical Psychology Training Programme and the Dundee/Stirling M.Sc. course in psychological therapies in primary care.

Further information on this post may be obtained from: Suzanne Roos, Consultant Psychologist, CMHT, Health Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney (01856) 888280; e-mail:

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Closing date for applications: Sunday 15th April 2018

This post is subject to a PVG Scheme Record Check