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This post is an exciting opportunity for a Band 7/8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to work with a long established, expanding multidisciplinary community team working with Adult Eating Disorders.

There are excellent opportunities for further training in Eating Disorders and robust systems of support and supervision within the Trust. There are great opportunities for joint working and continuing professional development. NEDS is a very well-established service, which has evolved over the past 30 years and is a pioneer of community-based approaches to treatment and support. New developments include the development of intensive home support and day programme for people with severe eating disorders and early intervention approaches (FREED - https://freedfromed.co.uk/).

The team (31 w.t.e.) currently comprises of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical & Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists (RMN), Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Specialist... Dietitians, Social Worker, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, Arts Therapists many of whom participate in national initiatives in the field of eating disorders.

We can offer the successful applicant the opportunity to undertake sessional work in another NHFT service to offer a broad-based early career experience if desired.

We have strong working links with CMHTs, IAPT Talking Therapies, Personality Disorder Service, Complex PTSD service and the Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ADHD service within the Trust and also with the Primary and Acute care sector.

We offer evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED. A comprehensive range of services is provided, from outpatient individual and group treatment packages for relatively mild-moderate cases through to intervention and case management of people with severe Anorexia Nervosa. Clinicians in NEDS work with individuals locally in the community and also co-ordinate referrals to Out of Area inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU’s), when needed.

These permanent posts benefit from a recruitment incentive of £5,000 pro rata for successful candidates over 2.5 years. Initial payment of £2,000 will be made in the 1st month with a subsequent payment of £2,000 made on the 13th month of employment. The remaining £1,000 will be paid out in the 18th month of employment. Terms and conditions apply.

A relocation package is available up to £8, 000, if the successful postholder relocates to Northamptonshire and meet other eligibility criteria. This is subject to approval.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated “Outstanding”

This Post Offers
• Preceptorship opportunity for newly qualified clinical/counselling psychologist (support and bespoke professional development plan will be offered to work towards meeting the requirements of preceptorship)
• Support for further relevant and accredited training (financial/time).
• The opportunity to build a solid base of clinical skills
• Support for relevant research/evaluation
• Mentorship opportunities and support from the Newly Qualified group

Coproduction is highly valued in the trust and we expect and encourage coproduction where possible. Furthermore, we are developing stronger links with third sector and community organisations.

We would consider applications for either full or part-time work and can offer hybrid working.

There is a very large, diverse psychology service of different specialities within the trust that provides extensive support and regular CPD opportunities through monthly psychology meetings and active peer supervision networks. The Trust enjoys good links with both Oxford and Leicester Doctoral training courses and there are opportunities to participate in higher education teaching.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Dr Alison Longwill Job title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist Email address: alison.longwill@nhft.nhs.uk Telephone number: 03000 270 570

Alternative Contacts

Dr Kathryn Roberts Principal Clinical Psychologist


Nicola Rasmussen, Principal Counselling Psychologist

Northampton UK


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