Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shetland Islands
Salary: Band 8C - Salary Range £71,365 - £76,914 per annum
Job Published: July 10, 2020 15:22

Job Description

Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Ref: 26155)

Substantive, Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Band 8C - Salary Range £71,365 - £76,914 per annum

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,895 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

NHS Shetland’s vision is to build on local strengths in the use of psychological therapies, to have in place a tiered model of delivering evidence-based psychological therapies which meet the needs of people in Shetland in terms of the speed at which people are seen and in the quality of the interventions provided. 

This post will be essential in continuing to develop a local high quality psychology service in which service users are at the centre of care and treatment. The post holder will work as an integral member of the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), a truly multidisciplinary team providing recovery-based specialist assessment and management of the full range of mental disorders in working age adults and older adults. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to team clinical governance and the development of the wider mental health service network, by collaborating with clinical and managerial colleagues.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work, offering low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Smith, Head of Mental Health Services, on 01595 743006 or by email

Closing date: Sunday 9th August 2020

Interviews will be held remotely 24th August 2020 (provisional date)

For more information and to apply:

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