PR18970-Principal Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

NHS Grampian
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Advance your career in Applied Psychology in beautiful Aberdeenshire

We wish to appoint to this temporary post which offers the opportunity to advance your career in an area of outstanding natural beauty: close to the Cairngorms the lovely granite city of Aberdeen is set on stunning coastline populated by dolphins. For those with family Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire boast some of the best schools in Scotland whilst the vibrant local economy provides a range of job opportunities for partners. The area also offers a chance to pursue any of a wide range of outdoor activities and sports whilst also boasting a city with the best in restaurants, diverse music venues and top theatre productions.

Aberdeenshire is situated in the North East of Scotland but with an easily accessible airport just fifteen minutes from Aberdeen city centre it is no problem to stay connected to the whole of the UK and beyond. For example, fly to London in just over an hour at reasonable prices.

NHS Grampian therefore offers fantastic opportunities to advance your career as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist working with adults presenting with mental health problems in Primary Care.

Interview expenses are available to all candidates and an attractive relocation allowance of up to £8000 is available to successful candidates.

This appointment will ideally be on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week), although applicants seeking part time hours are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of general adult psychology services across the age range in primary care.

The appointed Psychologist will work in Primary Care delivering clinical services within this setting, in a number of locations within North Aberdeenshire and is likely to be based in Peterhead or Maud. The postholder will also have close links with the Dept. of Clinical and Counselling Psychology at Royal Cornhill Hospital, benefiting from professional management and clinical supervision from this large department.

There are good opportunities to become involved in teaching and research activities via well established links with Aberdeen University Departments of Mental Health, Psychology, and General Practice and Primary Care. There will be an opportunity to offer clinical placements for trainees undertaking doctoral training on the University of Edinburgh/NHS Scotland Clinical Psychology Training Programme.

Further information on these Adult Mental Health posts may be obtained from: Dr Kate Morton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Department of Clinical and Counselling Psychology Block A, Clerkseat Building, Royal Cornhill Hospital Aberdeen AB25 2ZH Tele-mail :

*Please note this post is part of the Health & Social Care Transformation work which is ongoing currently.

To obtain a copy of the job description for this post please click on the following link -PR18970-JD&PS.doc

Closing date: Wednesday 17 January 2018.