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Job id: 092006. Salary: £62,696 - £76,187 per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 28 June 2024. Closing date: 21 July 2024.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Psychology.

Contact details: Dr Helen Quigley.

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About us

The IoPPN is a Faculty of King's College London and the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the study and prevention of mental illness and brain disease.   

The IoPPN’s clinical psychology training programme takes CBT as its main therapeutic modality, and family therapy/systemic practice as the second key modality. An important strength is the very comprehensive range of both local and national specialist placement opportunities, across three world-renowned NHS Trusts: South London and Maudsley, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ – known collectively as King’s Health Partners. The programme, in partnership with King’s Health Partners NHS Trusts, aims to train clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and who can go on to become effective NHS leaders. Another strength is the vibrant and diverse communities within South East London, and the programme values and positively promotes diversity and inclusion.

Link to IoPPN programme descriptions:

Link to programme webpage

About the role

The postholder will work as part of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Programme team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, supporting the academic and clinical requirements of the systemic foundation and intermediate (AFT) pathway.

The programme is accredited for all DClinPsy trainees at Foundation level and has applied for a subset of trainees to be accredited at Intermediate level, who choose to follow this pathway in their final year. The postholder will work closely with the Systemic Lead and Senior Systemic Tutor to ensure AFT standards are met. They will have a core role in contributing to systemic teaching on the DClinPsy Programme (Fridays) and shared teaching sessions with the KCL Family Therapy Grad Cert Course (Wednesdays). They will contribute to curriculum planning and assessment of trainees’ systemic knowledge and competences. They will work closely with other programme team members and placement supervisors to help support systemic placements across local adult and child services. They may be asked to provide additional support and advice to placement supervisors and Family Therapists who are supporting DClinPsy trainees with their systemic experience on placement.

The IoPPN’s clinical psychology training programme has Systemic and Family Therapy as their second key therapeutic modality, and this is an area of growth for the course. The number of trainees hoping to follow the Systemic Intermediate pathway is increasing and this is something we want to encourage and support by strengthening our core systemic and family therapy team.

This is a part time post (7 Hours per week), and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 05/09/2027.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

1.      AFT/UKCP accredited Family Therapist

2.      Skills and experience in providing systemic and family therapy teaching and training

3.      Skills and experience in the UK NHS providing systemic and family therapy

4.      Strong commitment to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion

5.      Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with trainees and with university and placement provider staff

6.      Ability to liaise effectively with multiple stakeholders

7.       Knowledge of the AFT accreditation requirements for individuals and training programmes

8.      Approved Systemic Supervisor status through having successfully completed an AFT accredited Systemic Supervision Course or via APEL route (accreditation of prior experience and learning route)

Desirable criteria

1.    Experience of contributing to DClinPsy training/supervision or Family Therapy training/supervision or other professional training in the UK involving systemic modules

2.   Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice or DClinPsy

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.