Trainee Health Psychologist (Stage 2) – 2 posts

Job Title: Trainee Health Psychologist (Stage 2) – 2 posts
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £26,565
Job Published: November 04, 2016 15:29

Job Description


NHS Tayside

Grade:  Agenda for Change Band 6 (entry at point 21, currently £26,565)

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

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) 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 Thursday 8th December 2016 with Trainees starting in post from January/February 2017.

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

Any general enquiries should be sent to

CLOSING DATE: Friday 18th November 2016