Trainee Health Psychologist (Stage 2) – 3 posts

Job Title: Trainee Health Psychologist (Stage 2) – 3 posts
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Scotland
Salary: £28,050
Job Published: January 08, 2019 09:41

Job Description

Locations:  NHS Highland (1); NHS Tayside (2)

Grade:  Agenda for Change Band 6 (entry at first spine point, currently £28,050)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Health Boards in Scotland is funding 3 Trainee Health Psychologists to explore the contribution health psychology can make in supporting NHS Scotland 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 4th March 2019 with Trainees starting in post from around early May 2019.

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

Any general enquiries should be sent to

CLOSING DATE: 25th January 2019 @ 12 noon