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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist for a LOCUM contract in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will provide psychological support to Adults with Chronic Pain conditions including Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The service is based within the Preston area. This is a full-time opportunity available for the duration of 12 Weeks with the likelihood of extension. Part-time applications are also welcome.

Job Purpose: Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Pay Rate: £35.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Preston, Lancashire (Hybrid/Flexible Working available)

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Contract: 37.5 Hours per Week (less will be considered)

The post holder will work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary Pain Team and provide Psychological Assessments, Group Interventions and 1:1 treatment to service users with complex Chronic Pain conditions.
Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing to the patient's formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan and to provide advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
  • Offer assessment, formulation and intervention to service users within the Chronic Pain and ME/CFS Service
  • Representation of psychology within team meetings, psychology consultation, joint working with the wider multi-disciplinary team and the possibility of group interventions within one (pain or ME/CFS) or both services


  • Psychology Qualification
  • HCPC Registration
  • Previous experience supporting individuals with Chronic Pain conditions including ME/CFS


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.

  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of 150 hours in your new placement.

  • Refer a Friend (Earn up to £750 per Referral) - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750 per Referral.