Clinical Tutor (Clinical Psychologist)

University of Plymouth
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 – £54,395
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£45,585 – £54,395 (Grade 8) or £56,021 – £64,914 (Grade 9) pro rata per annum (plus market supplement if applicable) – Grade 8/9

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Clinical Tutor (Clinical Psychologist)


We are recruiting a Clinical Tutor to support the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) programme at the University.

Clinical tutors play a crucial role in supporting the development of clinical psychology trainees across the three years of the programme through planning and monitoring clinical placements, providing advice and support to trainees and supervisors.

The role involves building relationships with trainees and supervisors across the full range of clinical service within a specified part of our placement area which covers South Devon, Plymouth & Cornwall.

Contribution to other aspects of programme delivery will also include teaching, assessment, and research supervision. There may also be opportunities to contribute to teaching and research within the broader school.

A significant proportion of the role can be undertaken through home working, and regular team meetings are held remotely. However, there is a requirement to undertake in-person placements visits within a defined placement area and to attend some in-person meetings and events.

The Plymouth 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.

Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Psychology is one of the largest and best-resourced psychology departments in the UK. Covering all areas of psychology, the School shares its expertise and enthusiasm for psychology with over 800 students and offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, all accredited by the British Psychological Society. The Faculty also provides medical, dental, general, and mental health nursing, social work, and seven different allied health professions training.

The School benefits from 22 specialist laboratories including the Baby Lab, a bespoke suite of lab space for language development, social cognition and development research from infancy to school age, and the NeMo lab, home to the brain-investigating technique Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, to study the neural basis of cognition, behaviour and motor action. The Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC), the most advanced multi-modal brain imaging facility in the South-West, provides the sea-change to enhance the quality of our research in human neuroscience.

Plymouth is a centre of excellence in psychological research. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework 100% of our research environment and research impact was rated as either world-leading (4) or internationally excellent (3), along with 73% of our research outputs (publications). The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of a commitment to improving gender equality demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

Not only is this a great job, in a great organization, but it is also in a beautiful location, with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, climbing, hiking and kayaking as well as sailing, surfing diving and other marine activities.

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.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

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 to find out more about the role, please email, Dr Ben Green, Clinical Director ([email protected]) or Professor David Murphy, Programme Director ([email protected]).

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 3rd June 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a part-time, permanent position, working 14.8 hours a week.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

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.

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.

You must currently be registered with the following registration board: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): excluding social workers in England

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

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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