Trainee Health Psychologist

Job Title: Trainee Health Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £31,800
Job Published: September 29, 2020 09:37

Job Description

Trainee Health Psychologist (Stage 2) – 3 posts

Locations: NHS Grampian (2), NHS Lanarkshire (1), NHS Orkney (1)

Grade:  Agenda for Change Band 6 (entry at first spine point, currently £31,800)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Health Boards in Scotland is funding 4 Trainee Health Psychologists to explore the contribution health psychology can make in supporting NHSScotland to meet its health improvement targets in relation to obesity.

These are two-year fixed term posts designed to allow the Trainee Health Psychologists successful completion of the British Psychological Society’s Stage 2 Training while employed by the NHS to undertake a programme of approved work.   

Applicants should hold a Stage 1 qualification in Health Psychology (MSc).  A good honours Degree in Psychology (2:1 or equivalent recognised conversion level) is required as is BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).   

Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of Health Psychology theory and a clear understanding of its application to the Health Improvement Agenda and Scottish Government Health targets.  Knowledge of the Scottish NHS context will be advantageous.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, with a strong emphasis on establishing a rapport and working relationships across a range of contacts.  You will be expected to work independently at times, plan and organise work autonomously, balancing the needs of Stage 2 Training with a day to day workload.  Excellent organisational, timekeeping and IT skills are therefore expected.

Interviews take place on 1st December 2020 with Trainees starting in post from around late February 2021. 

Full details, application packs and online application details are available at:

Any general enquiries should be sent to

CLOSING DATE: 16th October 2020 @ 12 noon