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Clinical Director

Band 8c

Main area
Clinical Psychology
Grade
Band 8c
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (3 days)
Job ref
001-PST112-0922
Site
Psychology
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£67,064 - £77,274 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
16/10/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Clinical Director (8c) on The South Wales Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology: A honorary Cardiff University title is available (up to Professor depending on experience). The South Wales Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology is seeking to appoint a Clinical Director. The appointee will work within the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and based at The School of Psychology at Cardiff University. Agenda for Change terms and conditions apply. In addition, the post holder would be eligible to apply for an honorary academic post.

The post is part-time (0.6FTE) with opportunities for it to be extended to a full-time position for applicants wishing to undertake NHS clinical psychology sessions. Given the number of Health Boards the programme collaborates with there are likely to be sessions available in a number of different specialities. The successful applicant will have a DClinPsy and be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist in Clinical Psychology. They will have a solid clinical academic background with a clear track record or proven aptitude for delivering clinical leadership and management.

Whilst research activity is not an essential element of the post, we would welcome applicants with research expertise and ability to produce scholarly outputs.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join an established and respected Clinical Psychology Doctorate. The programme has had recent changes in the leadership team and is keen to maintain and further enhance the clinical training aspects of the programme. This role involves close collaboration and partnership working with the Clinical Psychologists, Service Users and Carers, Academic Psychologists, and other stakeholders across Wales. At Director level the post holder would provide line management and supervision to other colleagues working within the ‘Clinical stream’.

In the REF2021 rankings the School of Psychology at Cardiff University was ranked as 7th in the UK with 95% of research conducted being recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance, and rigour. The school is home to a DEdPsy programme and a CBT course, and will also be shortly running a Clinical Applied Associate Psychologist MSc. The DClinPsy programme has recently gained BPS reaccreditation without conditions, and also has secondary accreditations from the BABCP and AFT such that it is now able to confer level one CBT qualification and foundation level qualification in systemic practice to successfully completing trainees.  The programme is keen to further develop trainees opportunities to develop neuropsychological competencies. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

English

Essential criteria
  • Clinical Psychology Training Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Manager experience

English

Essential criteria
  • Clinical Psychology Degree 2.1 or above
Desirable criteria
  • Additional Management Qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Andrew Thompson
Job title
Programme Director
Email address
thompsona18@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone number
02920 870582