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Head of the Department of Clinical and Counselling Psychology/ Professional Lead for General Adult Mental Health Applied Psychology

Job Title: Head of the Department of Clinical and Counselling Psychology/ Professional Lead for General Adult Mental Health Applied Psychology
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Aberdeenshire
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Salary: Band 8D £67,920 - £84,091 per annum
Reference: PR16014
Contact Name: Dr Margaret McLean - 01224 557081
Contact Email: margaret.mclean@nhs.net
Job Published: February 01, 2017 16:13

Job Description

Head of the Department of Clinical and Counselling Psychology/ Professional Lead for General Adult Mental Health Applied Psychology

Band 8D £67,920 - £84,091 per annum, Full-time 37.5 Hours per week

Can you provide strong, dynamic and creative leadership to an Adult Mental Health Psychology team? Do you have a sound grasp of a wide range of therapeutic modalities and enthusiasm for promoting evidence-based practice? Can you build effective, collaborative relationships with other colleagues, leaders and decision makers? Would you like to live in beautiful North-East Scotland which offers a quality of life amongst the highest in the UK?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to steer the Adult Mental Health Department of NHS Grampian as it implements recent Scottish Government legislation to achieve greater integration between Health and Social Care services. This post, will be pivotal in ensuring safe and effective practice in this new environment. The post holder will provide leadership on the overall strategic planning and clinical governance of general Adult Mental Health psychology services across Grampian including the three Health and Social Care Partnerships.

The successful postholder will support innovative service delivery within all tiers of AMH psychology in conjunction with three 8c consultant psychologists in order to meet the varying needs across the large and diverse geographical region. The postholder will also hold an individual caseload and be encouraged to undertake relevant research.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of working at a senior level in Adult Mental Health or similar departments delivering psychology services for a broad range of moderate to severe mental health problems. Evidence of extensive line management experience will be expected together with a demonstrated involvement in steering change and developing effective, collaborative relationships with colleagues including managers and service planners. Previous leadership training will also be an advantage as will evidence of ability to deliver and supervise in a range of psychological therapy modalities.

Aberdeen, is a vibrant port and the oil capital of the UK. Appointment to this senior post offers the chance to enjoy the best of city life yet be within easy reach of beautiful and accessible countryside supporting a range of outdoor activities. With excellent schools and a safe environment, this is an ideal location for families who wish to settle in our thriving rural or urban communities.

Interview expenses are available to all candidates and an attractive relocation allowance of up to £8000 is available to successful candidates.

Informal enquiries and visits to the Department are encouraged.

Further details may be obtained from: Dr Margaret McLean, Interim Psychology Professional Advisor, Tel (01224) 557081 E-mail: margaret.mclean@nhs.net

Mr Kevin Dawson, Service Manager, Adult Mental Health Directorate, Tel (01224) 577282 E-mail : kevin.dawson@nhs.net

Apply for this post by visiting: www.nhsgrampian.org/jobs and search for the Ref No PR16014. Closing date: 15th March 2017.