Senior Psychological Therapist, Team Lead 

Ref: 112586

Substantive, Full Time – 37 ½ hours per week

Part-time working options may also considered

Band 7 - Salary Range - £40,872 - £47,846 per annum (pro rata for part time posts)

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,971 per annum (pro rata for part time posts)

A Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 is available

An exciting and stimulating opportunity has arisen for a Band 7, Senior Psychological Therapist to lead the primary care team within the Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) in NHS Shetland.

As team lead you will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial leadership, support and supervision to colleagues within the primary care PTS while also seeing clients for individual consultation. As part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, you will work on a collaborative basis with GPs and CMHT colleagues to provide psychological therapy services to a wide range of clients presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. There is also the opportunity for innovation in terms of looking at different models of service delivery.

You will need a Master’s degree in Psychological Therapies or equivalent qualification with good ICT and communication skills. In addition, you will need significant post qualifying experience in primary care and/or a multidisciplinary mental health setting. Furthermore, you will need a supervision qualification and evidence of skills and experience of managing and leading a team. Experience of working in a remote and rural location would be desirable.

Remote working from the UK mainland will be considered. If this is the case, Distant Islands Allowance and Relocation assistance will not be applicable.

Shetland consists of about 15 inhabited islands with a total population of approximately 23,000 people. It offers a unique opportunity for the adventurous and is a wonderful place to live and work. It has amazing wildlife and scenery, great leisure facilities and excellent schools. It also has a vibrant music and arts scene whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to and/or

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Mary Roberts, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Karen Smith, Service Manager on 01595 743006.

Closing date: 15 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:

External Applicants: i.e. if you are not currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please email support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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