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Title: Programme Director – Psychology Specialist Practice
Employer: NHS Education for Scotland
Description: Psychology Directorate


Base: Glasgow or Edinburgh

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior Health Psychologist to take up a strategic leadership role in a high-profile programme of work at national level. The work will focus on developing and providing specialist education and training for pre and post registration psychologists and multiprofessional staff in evidence based psychological interventions in physical health, and health promotion. The specific tasks will be tailored to the expertise that the successful applicant will bring.

You will be a senior, innovative and highly motivated health psychologist (qualified to Doctoral level or equivalent), registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, and with considerable experience of working in health services. You will have expert knowledge in physical health, and health promotion, and have significant experience of NHS practice research, teaching / training, and membership of high-level strategic planning groups. Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. In addition the post-holder will be committed to multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to education and healthcare, and will be able to demonstrate flexibility and high-level diplomacy skills. You should demonstrate a proven ability to support others in a rapidly changing environment as well as delivering high level leadership and research skills.

This post will be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh and regular travel throughout Scotland may be required due to the nature of the post.

This post is available as a fixed term contract or as a secondment opportunity for NHS employees. Please express preference on the application form and for secondments you should obtain agreement in principle from your employer prior to interview.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Judy Thomson, NES Director of Training for Psychology Services, on 0141 223 1434 or [email protected]

Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 8th November 2012

Full details, application packs and online application details are available at:

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th October 2012
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: £54,454 - £67,134 pro rata (A4C 8c) – 0.4 wte
Location: Scotland
Closing Date: 19/Oct/2012
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Contact Name: Judy Thomson
Contact Telephone No: 0141 223 1434

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