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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Queen Mary's Hospital,
Sidcup, Kent,
£52,093 - £58,186 pa inc
Salary period
30/09/2021 23:59



Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Band 8a

Post 1


3 days per week Bromley Community Learning Disability and 2 days Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

Post 2

Fixed Term: 12 months

Bexley Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT)


Oxleas is a successful and respected Foundation Trust. It has a large, well-established psychological therapies department with extensive experience in providing cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic interventions. We have a thriving learning disability psychology speciality with seventeen clinical staff working in three community learning disability teams across three boroughs. Dr Sandra Baum is head of the service and provides monthly group systemic supervision to all psychologists in the service. Individual supervision will be provided by experienced colleagues and encouragement given to join established peer supervision groups. The psychology speciality is a creative and innovative one, encouraging research and service evaluation, with a strong focus on measuring outcomes.  

Post 1

Adults with Learning Disabilities – Bromley Community Learning Disability Team and Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment Service;  Bexley Community Learning Disability Team

We have a permanent post at Band 8a working for three days a week in the Bromley Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) in Sidcup and working for two days a week for the Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment Service based at Queen Mary’s Hospital.

Post 2

Bexley Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT)

We also have a fixed term post for one year for a Band 8a working up for five days a week in the Bexley Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT).  

You will be required to work in various locations across the borough of Bromley and travel to the neighbouring boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. You will ideally have a car available, as it is essential that you can travel throughout the Oxleas area, using public transport where necessary. We are between 30 and 45 minutes from central London by public transport. We are also close to M25, M20, A2 and A20. 

The Bromley and Bexley CLDTs are dynamic multi-disciplinary teams of staff where Health and Social Services work collaboratively. You will be working in a variety of community settings, with individuals, groups, families and staff teams, providing assessment, support and intervention and applying a range of therapeutic approaches.  

You would be working with other clinical psychologists and psychological therapists, alongside other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, sharing psychological knowledge and ideas and fostering psychological mindedness. You would have a key leadership and consultation role as a senior psychologist in the team. 

You would be supervising clinical psychologists and trainees, assistant practitioners and other psychological therapists.  

The ASD Service is an innovative and expanding multi-disciplinary service. You will work alongside other highly specialist clinical psychologists, specialist occupational therapist and specialist Speech & Language Therapist. The emphasis of the role will be to complete diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the whole trust (covering Bromley, Bexley & Greenwich) for people without learning disabilities or with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Most of the clients assessed by our service present with mild to complex mental health difficulties and disorders. You will be trained in using the ASD specialist assessments tools if you are not already familiar with them and run differential diagnosis across the spectrum of neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. 

Oxleas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We recognise our responsibility to ensure that safe working systems are in place for staff working with children, adults and families in their care.          

The psychology speciality and Oxleas value highly the involvement and expertise of service users – from them being part of interviews for all posts, through to projects to enable their voices to be heard and to influence services. 


Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

In line with government regulations, from 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless medically exempt as specified in the government's published operational guidance and green book.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sandra Baum, Consultant Clinical Psychologist: 871 5680 (Bromley CLDT)

and Dr Andrea Centonze Principal Psychologist and Clinical Lead:  or (ASD) Service or Dr Rosamund Roach, Consultant Clinical Psychologist: