Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, or HCPC Registered Psychologist with equivalent training.

Permanent contract.

- Haematology 0.6wte - This post is generously supported by LINC, a Gloucestershire haematological cancer charity.

- Paediatric Diabetes 0.46wte.

- Chronic Fatigue Service 0.2wte - This post is linked to the Gloucestershire-based satellite team of the North Bristol Trust Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) Service.

- Chronic Pain Service 0.2wte.

We have a range of exciting opportunities for suitably qualified clinical psychologists (or psychologists with equivalent training) to work with adults who are suffering from serious haematological conditions, chronic fatigue or chronic pain, and children and young people with diabetes.

The posts are based within one of the most well established NHS Health Psychology departments in the country.

The post holders will:

- Contribute to the provision and development of psychological care in one or more of these specialist services

- Work with in- and out-patients and their close family members

- Be involved in close day to day working with psychology and multi-disciplinary team colleagues

We can offer you:

- An innovative, dynamic, progressive, stimulating and well organised environment – one of the largest NHS Health Psychology Departments in Britain employing a range of applied psychologists.

- A friendly and supportive team of colleagues, excellent peer support and supervision, informal and relaxed atmosphere.

- Excellent career development opportunities and CPD

- Regular contact with other psychologists in the department

- Excellent administrative and IT facilities and support

- A commitment to the training and support of applied psychologists and active involvement in the local clinical doctoral course.

- Gloucestershire is a great place to live, whether you want the cosmopolitan air of Cheltenham or the country life. Houses are reasonably priced and travel connections by road, rail and air are all excellent (35 minutes from Bristol, 1 hour to Birmingham, Cardiff and Oxford, 2 hours from London).

We are looking for people who are keen and can demonstrate their interest in work with multi-disciplinary teams and in applying psychological practice in physical health care. Any kind of previous experience of working with people with physical health problems would support your application.

A commitment to provision of evidence based health care is essential. An understanding of the psychological factors influencing physical health and delivery of health care would be desirable. Some knowledge and understanding of organisational and staff issues is required, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, commitment and enthusiasm. CPD is considered a high priority and flexible working is encouraged.

We invite applicants to apply for any combinations of posts that make up at least 0.4wte. We are also advertising another Paediatric Diabetes post at 8a which we would consider combining with some Band 7 sessions. Please make it very clear on your application which sessions you are interested in applying for.

You are welcome to contact us in advance of applying. If you want to come and visit us informally to meet us and see what we do then we would be delighted to arrange this with you.


Haematology – Dr Nicky Dobbin, Clinical Psychologist, Haematology team

Phone 03004 228523 or 0300 4228117 email

Paediatric Diabetes – Susan Savory, Lead for Cancer, Haematology and Palliative Care Psychology, Phone 0300 4228523 email (Monday and Tuesday only)

Chronic Fatigue Service – Dr Polly Ashworth, Lead for Chronic Pain Service, Phone 0300 4228469 email

Chronic Pain Service – Dr Polly Ashworth, Lead for Chronic Fatigue Service, Phone 0300 4228469 email

Closing date: 12th January 2020

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January.

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