Clinical Programme Director

Job Title: Clinical Programme Director
Contract Type: Flexible
Location: Plymouth
Salary: £66,085 to £75,318 per annum, pro-rata
Job Published: March 23, 2020 14:02

Job Description

Faculty of Health:  Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences


School of Psychology


Ref: A7145

Programme Director

Salary: £66,085 to £75,318 per annum, pro-rata

The salary for this position is based on the University Grade 9 scale £51,034 to £59,135 per annum, but will be enhanced by £15,051 to £16,183 per annum pro rata (pensionable), dependent on the successful applicant’s Clinical AMPS salary point. We are also able to offer continued membership in the NHS Pension scheme to eligible candidates. 


The School of Psychology at Plymouth University is seeking to appoint a Clinical Programme Director for our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with overall leadership responsibility for all our clinically-focused taught Programmes.  You will work with the current Programme Director on an equal-basis, prior to taking on the role in full from August 2021. 


The Programme is a partnership between the University of Plymouth and five participating NHS health providers in Devon and Cornwall supported by over 200 clinical supervisors. It has an intake of 12 trainees each year funded by the [Health Education England South] and additional international trainees. The programme enjoys close links with the University’s research groups and applied psychology Masters programmes. The Programme Director leads a team comprised of a Clinical Director, a designated research lead, four academic tutors and three clinical tutors and two administrators. Linked Masters level practitioner psychologist programmes are currently under development. 


There will be opportunities and support for leading developments in teaching, research and innovative clinical practice within the context of a University that works closely with local health and social care providers and a forward-looking health services that are actively investing in psychological approaches.


The School of Psychology and wider University offer a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities. 


This is a part-time position working 29.6 hours per week (0.8 FTE) on a permanent basis, we welcome applications from those seeking a part-time position, job-share arrangements or flexible working arrangements.  


For an informal discussion, please contact the School on 01752 584800, or email the Head of School via  


Closing Date:  12 midnight, Tuesday 14 April 2020


Anticipated start date August 1st 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.


The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. 


University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.