Assistant Psychologist: Visa Sponsorship Available

Closing on: Jun 3, 2024

Job Category: Others

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: United Kingdom

  • Full Time
  • Hampshire, Southampton, United Kingdom
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Job Summary

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Main duties of the job

This role is for a band 5 assistant psychologist time for a one year period. The person appointed will join the large, friendly child health psychology team at UHS. The assistant psychologist will be involved in supporting the work of the team, specifically in running therapeutic groups for children and young people (Tree of Life groups and Putting Pain in its Place groups). They will also support the work of our staff support psychologists for Division C.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Job responsibilities

Applicants must have a first class honours or upper second class honours psychology degree and some prior experience of working as an assistant psychologist. The role requires someone who engages well with children and young people and who enjoys working as a member of a collaborative team. Clinical supervision and opportunities for development are provided in a very supportive learning environment.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • A First Class Honours Degree in Psychology or an Upper Second Class Degree
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.


  • Further postgraduate training in research design and analysis.
  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology
  • Further training or MSc in associated/related field

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Experience as an Assistant Psychologist, HCA or equivalent


  • Previous work with children and young people
  • Experience with clinical neuropsychological assessment, standardised test administration, scoring and interpretation
  • Record of publication in either peer-reviewed academic or professional journals and/or books
  • Experience in carrying out statistical analyses
  • Basic knowledge of common sleep conditions such as circadian rhythm disorders and behavioural insomnias
  • Understanding of sleep investigations such as actigraphy and polysomnography

Aptitudes and skills required


  • High-level communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues in a way that addresses psychological resistance.
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of young people and families living with sleep problems.
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a sleep context.
  • High standard of report writing
  • Experience of using a range of software, e.g. for databases or data-analysis, information searches etc.
  • An understanding of psychology applied to health care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 03 June 2024

To apply for this job please visit

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx