Associate Professor (Clinical Psychologist)

University of Plymouth
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021 to £64,914
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£56,021 to £64,914 per annum – Grade 9 (plus market supplement if applicable)

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Associate Professor (Clinical Psychologist)


This post offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping development of a psychological workforce at a time of significant expansion of our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Associate Psychologist programmes, as well as other allied postgraduate study of Clinical Psychology.

Based within our growing clinical team, you'll have the opportunity to focus your expertise and leadership on Doctoral or Clinical Associate programmes and contribute to clinical teaching and applied research more broadly.

More about the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme

The Plymouth Doctoral Clinical Psychology programme has been providing high- quality clinical psychology training in the South West for the past 40 years and was the first programme to adopt a doctoral training model. The programme is committed to values-based practice; working with compassion, courage, and creativity, in partnership with service users and communities to promote social inclusion, diversity, equality and health for all. The programme has longstanding strengths in systemic approaches and is currently working towards BABCP accreditation in CBT, we also have a flourishing programme of community psychology placements.

More about CAPs

The CAP Programme is a BPS accredited, Apprenticeship Degree delivered in line with the Institute for Apprenticeships guidance. Plymouth also has a ‘Good' OFSTED rating for it's apprenticeship provision. We privilege equality, diversity and inclusion, cocreation, championing applied psychology and we focus on community, critical, systemic, relational and trauma-informed approaches. We have grown to be a successful and thriving programme with training specialist in adult community, acute and urgent care, Older Peoples, Learning Disability and Child and Young People's services. The CAPs programme is predominantly delivered online, offering increased potential for hybrid working.

About the School and wider context

The School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth is one of the largest in the UK with over 70 academics and 1,000 students studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes across the breadth of the discipline. You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

The School of Psychology also benefits from being within a large Faculty of Health which also provides medical, dental, general, and mental health nursing, social work, and seven different allied health professions training. The University recently created a centre to facilitate interprofessional learning across the Faculty.

For applicants considering relocating to the South West from elsewhere and wishing to combine a training role in the University with a clinical post, there are current vacancies in several specialities across the region. Please do search on NHS jobs and if there is not a post currently advertised, we would be happy to put you in touch with relevant colleagues locally in Plymouth, Cornwall and/or Devon, to identify potential roles that may be suitable.


Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training, and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion, please contact the School on 01752 584800, or email the Head of School via [email protected].

To find out more about the DClin programme, please email David Murphy, Programme Director ([email protected]).

To find out more about the CAP programmes, please email Lealah Hewitt-Johns, Deputy Programme Director & Clinical Lead (lealah.hewitt- [email protected]) and/or Pete Keohane, Programme Director ([email protected]).

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus Adult and Children Barred List checks.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

Interviews are expected to take place in June, and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours a week on a permanent basis. We also welcome applications for part-time appointments, with the potential for flexibility around existing clinical or other roles, and hybrid working.

The anticipated start date would be between the start of July and September 2024.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

The Faculty of Health holds four Silver Athena Swan awards, which recognise our commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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