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Title: Programme Director – Psychological Therapies Supervision
Employer: NHS Education for Scotland
Description: NHS Education for Scotland
Psychology Directorate


Base: Glasgow or Edinburgh

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior Psychological Therapist 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 multiprofessional staff in psychological therapies supervision, and supporting the accreditation of CBT Therapists and Supervisors across Scotland. The specific tasks will be tailored to the expertise that the successful applicant will bring.

You will be a senior, innovative and highly motivated psychological therapist (qualified to Masters level or equivalent), registered with the relevant professional body, and with considerable experience of working in health services. You will have expert knowledge in psychological therapies supervision and relevant evidence based interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, and have significant experience of clinical practice, 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 is available as a fixed term contract or as a secondment opportunity. Please express preference in the Personal Statement section of the application form and for secondments you should obtain agreement in principle from your employer prior to interview

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Geraldine Bienkowski, Associate Director of Psychology, and Lead for Psychological Therapies in NES, on 0131 220 8693

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

Interviews for this post will be held on Friday 14th December 2012

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th November 2012
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: £54,454 - £67,134 pro rata (A4C 8c) – Up to 0.5wte.
Location: Scotland
Closing Date: 16/Nov/2012
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Further Details
Contact Name: Geraldine Bienkowski
Title: Associate Director of Psychology
Contact Telephone No: 0131 220 8693

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