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Clinical Psychology
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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Rookwood Hospital
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
22/11/2018 23:59
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Clinical Psychologist

Band 7


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.

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

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1-5 on the AFC pay scales will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the Living Wage Foundation rate of £8.45 per hour.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.


We are seeking to recruit a practitioner psychologist to join our well established Neuropsychology team and to work in the regional specialist community brain injury team. This permanent term post will offer opportunities to develop further skills in neuropsychological assessment and neuro-rehabilitative approaches for service users with neurological conditions and the wider system. Psychological skills are highly valued within the service. The role includes direct client work, plus help for families, care workers, and our multidisciplinary staff. There is an opportunity for consultancy, innovation, service/systems improvement work, staff skills training and research/audit. There is access to a wealth of supervision in the neuropsychology department and the post holder will be well supported to develop specialist areas of practice, specialist knowledge in neuropsychology and research interests.

It is essential for this post to hold a Postgraduate Practitioner Doctorate in Psychology and to be a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. Knowledge and experience of applying psychology in physical health/medical settings is essential, as is enthusiasm for multi-disciplinary teamwork and multi-agency working. 

There is a growing clinical health psychology and neuropsychology specialty group in the UHB. There is an active professional support network for clinical health psychologists in South Wales and you would be encouraged to develop your professional, supervisory and clinical skills via engagement in local and national CPD opportunities.


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities – but we know that good intentions are not always enough. At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

We care about the people we serve and the people we work with

Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion

We trust and respect one another

Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things

We take personal responsibility

Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.

We treat people with kindness

Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?

We act with integrity

Never let structures get in the way of doing the right thing.

Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others.

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values, demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

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

Closing Date: 22nd November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Claire Willson Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
02920 743224