Two Posts - Clinical Psychologists Band 7 and Band 8a

Job Title: Two Posts - Clinical Psychologists Band 7 and Band 8a
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kingston upon Thames
Salary: BAND 8a - £44,511 - £52,517 / BAND 7 - £35,866 - £45,856
Contact Name: Dr Joanne Coombs
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2017 15:34

Job Description

Band 7 & Band 8a positions available

37.5 or 30 hours per week (1.8 WTE)

BAND 7 - £35,866 - £45,856 per annum pro rata inclusive - 37.5 hours per week

BAND 8a - £44,511 - £52,517 per annum pro rata inclusive - 30 hours per week

Length of Contract – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a new clinical psychologist to our service. We are a large and vibrant department comprising; clinical psychologists, specialist counsellors and behaviour analysts. As part of Your Healthcare’s Neurodevelopmental Service (NdS), we provide a comprehensive range of specialist community services for adults with learning disabilities within two multidisciplinary healthcare teams covering both Kingston and Richmond boroughs and a small residential service for adults with additional complex physical health problems.  We also provide assessment and some intervention services for adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and for people with acute and progressive neurological conditions. There are a range of psychological models represented across the service including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Systemic Approaches, Psychodynamic Approaches, Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and we would invite candidates with a strong passion and interest in working with the client groups served by our service to apply. There would be potential opportunities for the post-holders to work across each of these services, depending on suitability and service need. We are actively involved in development opportunities within the wider organisation of Your Healthcare and a respected and valued part of the organisation.

We are a well-established department which values creativity, reflexivity, flexibility and innovation. We are very supportive of, and actively promote, ongoing continuing professional development, development of individual areas of interest and specialism as well as providing opportunities for leadership, service audit and service developments. Please note, we are not a neuropsychology service. We work with people impacted by a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions, including Intellectual Disability (ID), Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and acute and progressive neurological conditions.

We have two posts within the department

1) Band 8a part-time (0.8 WTE) Clinical Psychologist to work primarily within the psychological services for people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) alongside the broader multi-disciplinary specialist healthcare team. This post includes a range of diagnostic assessment, post-diagnostic work, psychological therapies for people with ASC and additional complex mental health needs and service development. 

2) Band 7 full-time (1.0 WTE) Clinical Psychologist to work primarily within the psychological services for people affected by learning disabilities alongside the broader multi-disciplinary specialist healthcare team.

The organisation offers:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Career Development
  • Staff Discounts

If you would like to contact us to discuss any aspects of this role please contact: Dr Joanne Coombs, Clinical Psychologist, 0208 339 8005.

Due to the post holder having access to vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

In line with the majority of NHS organisations in London, we would not normally pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Your Healthcare CIC reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are interested in this role, please submit your application as soon as possible.

If you are successful at interview, please note we will take up references covering your last 3 years’ work history.

For further information and to apply please go to and search using reference: 811-RB031 or click 'Apply Now' below.

CLOSING DATE: 4th August 2017

INTERVIEWS: 30th August 2017


Your Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.