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Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
22.5 hours per week
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Prospect House
£47,544 - £53,459 pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59
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Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team (CPT)

Band 8a, 22.5 hours per week (0.6 WTE)


In line with the NHS Long Term Plan vision for specialist perinatal services, the Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team (CPT) is going through a period of significant expansion and development with a focus on the provision of psychological therapies. In this context, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled clinical or counselling psychologist with a specialist interest in perinatal mental health to join the team and take a role in shaping development in this thriving, supportive and well-regarded specialist multi-disciplinary team. 


The team serves the county of Hertfordshire, supporting women with mental health needs, through pregnancy and the postnatal period as well as working closely with maternity staff and providers of primary, secondary and inpatient care.


The post-holder will have varied responsibilities, including offering psychological assessments, the delivery of evidence-based interventions, including therapy groups focusing on emotional coping skills and the mother-infant relationship and within service development as well as offering supervision to a range of junior psychology colleagues and the wider MDT.  


The successful applicant will receive regular supervision from  the Principal Perinatal Clinical Psychologist and be an integrated member of the MDT; attending team meetings and perinatal-specific training sessions as well as liaising with team members and healthcare professionals throughout Hertfordshire. The team has close links with the University of Hertfordshire and its clinical psychology training course.


A driving license and access to a car will be essential for this position.


For further information, please contact Dr Ellen Craig (Principal Perinatal Clinical Psychologist) at or call 07825 357863.

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ellen Craig
Job title
Principal Perinatal Clinical Psychologist
Email address
Telephone number
07825 357863