Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Permanent - 0.9 WTE + 0.1 two year fixed term
37.50 hours
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Southmead Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum pro rata
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A vacancy has arisen for an experienced clinical psychologist to work in a major acute hospital and regional specialist centre in Bristol.  The main areas of work are to lead the psychology input in a specialist burns unit with a major role in the clinical work of the Outlook service, a national specialist team supporting people with appearance concerns.  The post also involves clinical work with a cohort of patients affected by post surgical pain. 

The burns and plastic surgery service covers a wide catchment area and the post-holder would join a national network of psychologists who work in the specialty. The Outlook service was established in partnership with the charity Changing Faces  as a unique team in the NHS and stands at the frontier of clinical innovations for applying psychology in a clinical setting.

The post is suited to an individual who has experience and a strong interest in the clinical health psychology specialty and who enjoys innovation and project work as well as being part of multidisciplinary team working. The post-holder will join a small research-active team in the surgery and critical care division. There is good professional support and there are rich opportunities for career progression and research. The service is based in one of the UK's largest and newest acute hospitals with a well-established and thriving clinical psychology structure. There are strong links with Bristol's two Universities and the post-holder will link-up with the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) based at UWE and with the north of region clinical psychology training scheme at University of Bath.

If interested and you would like to inquire further or arrange a visit then please email Nick Ambler or Olivia Donnelly  (, and we will be happy to follow this up with you.


Interviews to be held on 19th June 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

Nicholas Ambler,

Olivia Donnelly,

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 5961