Clinical Director - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Staffordshire University
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021 to £64,914
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Clinical Director - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology School of Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 Per Annum Part Time Permanent Release Date: Friday 03 May 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024 Reference: HEPS73-24

About the role

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team! As part of the growth and development of our Clinical Psychology provision, we are looking for a highly motivated clinical psychologist to join us as Clinical Director delivering the clinical experience element of our postgraduate programme, and contributing to our high-quality research profile. The post holder will become part of a friendly, hard-working and dedicated team of academics who deliver the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

The Staffordshire University Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is delivered in partnership with local clinical psychologists in Shropshire and Staffordshire. The over-arching framework for the programme is the impact of Society and Context on psychological well-being and there is an emphasis on prevention, early intervention, innovative practice, and the importance of critical and contextual thinking. Our service user and carer group has an important role in contributing to and influencing all aspects of programme delivery.

Applications are sought from enthusiastic, team-orientated and flexible individuals ideally with experience of working on a clinical psychology training programme and/or experience of Higher Education. However, leadership experience within an NHS/clinical role will also provide valuable skills and experience relevant to the role.

Pay banding equivalent to NHS Band 8c, inclusive of a Market Supplement as necessary to ensure equity of pay to NHS Banding

Main Responsibilities

Successful applicants will have a clinical psychology qualification, be registered with the Health and Care Professions' Council and have up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology practice. Applicants should have substantial experience of working post-qualification (minimum of five years) and have an enthusiasm for training. Applicants will ideally have experience of working on a clinical psychology training programme. However, leadership experience within a NHS/clinical role is equally valued. A track record of publications would be advantageous. The role involves oversight responsibility of the clinical experience strand of the programme but will be expected to participate in the academic and research strands as appropriate. Working directly with the clinical tutors, the post holder will be responsible for placement allocations, quality monitoring and development of the clinical experience of trainees, and co-ordination of supervisor training. There is an expectation that the post holder will also engage in research supervision of Doctoral trainees as well as teaching, relevant to the role, experience and areas of clinical expertise.

We benefit from working across the region with several organisations and agencies, including NHS, third sector, social enterprise and charitable organisations. Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research and practice informed teaching at every level.

The Clinical Director will report directly to the Head of Department and have line management responsibility of the clinical tutors on the team.

Contact For Informal Discussion

Clinical/Programme Director - Dr. Jo Heyes [email protected]

Academic Director - Dr. Yvonne Melia [email protected]

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research- inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years' experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we're in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can't wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

• Competitive incremental rates of Pay

• 30 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

• Excellent Pension Scheme

• Access to continued professional and personal development

• An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

• Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

• Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or be prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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