Job Description

Job reference: 074979

Location: Centre for Child Health

Job closing date: 17/11/2021

Job posted date: 27/10/2021

Salary: Band 8B (£61,325 – £66,018)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: CAMHS

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Tayside

The Scottish Government has recently announced significant investment into improvement of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. As part of this development we are delighted to offer this opportunity for experienced Clinical Psychologists to take on leadership responsibility for aspects of psychology provision to children’s services. There are opportunities within core CAMHS to undertake team lead roles in the Angus Locality Team and similarly an equivalent post in the Perth & Kinross Team. Clinical roles associated with these posts can be broadly aligned to areas of experience and clinical interest across both mental health and neurodevelopmental pathways. Additionally, a further opportunity exists in respect of the development and redesign of paediatric liaison services based at Ninewells Hospital and providing input to a range of paediatric specialities.

The Psychological Therapies team in CAMHS comprises approx 25 members of staff, over two sites, and includes Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Associates, CBT Psychotherapists and Systemic Family Therapists. These posts will be managed and supervised through the Psychological Therapies Service and can be based in either Dundee or Perth. Opportunities exist for part-time working with flexibility in respect of a hybrid mode of having some time working from home should this be sought.

In addition to direct clinical work this post will linked closely to the multidisciplinary teams and partner agencies to support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients within the service. There will be regular opportunities for supervision and future opportunities to pursue further training or involvement with clinically relevant research and training initiatives. This represents an excellent opportunity to join an established and supportive team with good links within both CAMHS and the wider NHS Tayside Psychological Therapies Service.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Sheenagh Macdonald, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (01382 346565) or email

Hours of work are up to 37.5 – part-time and job share applications are also welcomed

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.   Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.​​​​​​​

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.