Principal Psychologist

Job Title: Principal Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: England
Salary: £49,048 - £56,405 (National), £54,121 - £62,239 (London)
Job Published: January 31, 2019 10:19

Job Description

Clinical Lead to the Truth Project, Principal Psychologist

Location: London or Sheffield

Salary: £49,048 - £56,405 (National), £54,121 - £62,239 (London)

Contract: Fixed term - until end of December 2020 with potential for extension

Hours: 36/ 37 per week

This is a rare opportunity for an innovative psychologist to join the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The Truth Project has been set up to hear and learn from the experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. By doing so, they will help the Inquiry better understand the long-term impacts of abuse and help challenge traditional assumptions.

This key role as Clinical Lead for the Truth Project is a unique chance for a senior psychologist with extensive experience of working with survivors of child sexual abuse to make a significant contribution to the Inquiry’s work. They will help ensure that victims and survivors’ voices are heard and their wellbeing is safeguarded.

The postholder will provide clinical oversight for the Truth Project’s support service and oversee the provision of trauma-informed training, leading a small team of staff who provide day-to-day advice to Truth Project teams. The role is predominantly consultative and has little direct client contact.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience of working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse, a proven track record of excellence in clinical governance, experience of leadership and line management, excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to deliver at pace.

You will need to be highly organised and able to maintain the utmost professionalism in an organisation subject to public and media scrutiny. It would be advantageous for the postholder to have worked in a range of settings, to help them adapt to the unique context of an independent inquiry, operating within the legal framework of our terms of reference.

The team is split between London and Sheffield and the post can be based at either of these locations. Please note that the role will involve regular travel between these bases, approximately once to twice per month, with occasional trips to other locations around England and Wales.

We welcome candidates who wish to explore secondment opportunities.

For further details about this role and the benefits of working at the IICSA, please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: 3 March 2019.