Clinical Director – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Opening Date:
3 May 2024
Closing Date:
24 May 2024
Salary Range:

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.