Post COVID Clinical Psychologist (Band 7) – Clinical Psychology – Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Job Details:

Main area Clinical Psychology Grade Band 7 Contract Fixed term: 12 months Hours Part time – 22.5 hours per week (over 3 days) Job ref 199-5003888-FM-NP-Z-A

Site Broad Green Centre Town Croydon Salary £46,836 – £52,849 pa pro rata incl HCAS (Outer) Salary period Yearly Closing 26/04/2023 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job overview

Clinical Psychologist – Band 7

0.6 WTE – 12 months fixed term contract 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated psychologist with
experience / an interest of working in mental / physical health and an interest / experience in COVID services to provide psychological support to patients with long COVID syndrome and their families. The clinical psychologist is an important part of the MDT and will be expected to meet with patients and families and carers to assess, formulate and provide the delivery of care. Additionally, the role requires consultation and liaison with the MDT, statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Flexible working is possible, including some remote working.

Interview Date:TBC

Main duties of the job

The psychology service offers a range of therapeutic interventions for patients including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and family work. This is a comprehensive post and mental health, physical health and family work is covered within the role. 

Supporting our staff and their mental wellbeing is an important part of our service and Trust philosophy. As such there will be opportunity to help facilitate case reflection for staff and to become involved in Schwartz rounds. Professional supervision is provided and the successful candidate will have access to a psychology team based both in the CUH and also at the Broad Green Community Neuro Service. Applications are invited from HCPC registered and BPS chartered clinical psychologists. 

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please find the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification

Person specification


  • doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist


  • Neuropsycholoical assessment
  • good communication


  • worked with families
  • community experience


  • research / audit knowledge

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our substantive & Fixed Term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


Please note that no job offer or volunteer placement will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please email the South West London Recruitment Hub @

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In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, if applicable, should you be appointed.WE COMMUNICATE TO ALL JOB APPLICANTS VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR E-MAIL ON A REGULAR BASISDue to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.


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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website. Please note, we are unable to sponsor a candidate for a visa on a bank contract.

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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.

Job Category: Medicine
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Croydon

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