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Academic Director/ Senior Academic/Clinical Tutor

Band 8b/8c

Main area
Psychology Training
Band 8b/8c
Part time: 0.6 sessions per week
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DClinPsy, 11th Floor Tower Building
£53,168 - £73,664 per annum pro rota
Salary period
07/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Academic Director (8c or Senior Academic/Clinical Tutor 8b) 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 part-time (0.6FTE) Academic Director (or Senior Academic/Clinical Tutor). 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. The post holder would be eligible to apply for an honorary academic post commensurate with their CV and would be expected to secure status as an honorary Senior Lecturer, Reader, or in exceptional circumstances Professor.

The successful applicant will have a DClinPsy or equivalent and be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist. They will have a strong academic background and a clear track record of publication (or in the case of the Senior Tutor role clear research aptitude). Whilst this is a part-time post, and we would assist a successful candidate wishing to work full-time to find additional clinical sessions in one of our collaborating NHS Health Boards within South, Mid, or West Wales. Given the number of Health Boards we collaborate with there are likely to be sessions available in a number of different specialities.

The successful applicant will be joining an established and respected Clinical Psychology Doctorate. The programme has had recent changes in leadership and is keen to maintain and further enhance the academic 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. If appointed at Director level the post holder would provide line management and supervision to other colleagues working within the ‘academic stream’.

In the REF2014 rankings the School of Psychology at Cardiff University was ranked as 2nd in the UK.  The school is home to a DEdPsy programme and a CBT course. The DClinPsy programme has recently gained secondary accreditation from the BABCP and AFT so 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. We are also working to enhance training associated with combating racism and the development of cultural competency.

The programme is based close to the centre of Cardiff, and has close links with health boards in Mid, West, and South Wales. Cardiff is a vibrant University and capitol city.  It has excellent rail, air, and road links to the rest of the UK and to the beautiful countryside and coastal areas of Wales.

If you would like to discuss this post informally prior to applying, please contact the Programme Director, Professor Andrew Thompson (, or/and the Associate Programme Director/Clinical Director, Professor John Fox (


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


Closing date: 07/03/21

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kerrianne Trotman

Senior Programme Administration Manager