Skip to main content
Please wait, loading

Job summary

Main area
Band 8a
Part time - 4 sessions per week (Various hours available)
Job ref
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
Hafan y Coed University Hospital Llandough
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board logo

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Practitioner / Clinical Psychologist to join the Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service within Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board. The Service is a specialist tertiary service for patients with Acquired Brain Injury requiring specialist support with their neurorehabilitation and neuro-behavioural challenges. The role includes conducting neuropsychological assessments, formulations and interventions addressing the cognitive, behavioural and psychological needs of patients in specialist inpatient rehabilitation. The post holder will be joining an enthusiastic and welcoming multi-disciplinary team and will be involved in joint working with colleagues from other disciplines to promote and develop good psychological and neuropsychological care of patients and support the ongoing development of staff skills and knowledge. There may be opportunities to work additional sessions in related services. 

The post-holder will hold a Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent) and to be a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. We are looking for a clinical psychologist with demonstrable interest in neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation and applying psychology in mental health settings.

With the relocation of Neurorehabilitation Services to the same site at Llandough Hospital during 2021 this is an exciting time to join Cardiff and Vale UHB. There is an active professional network for clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists across South Wales.

The post sits within the Mental Health Services for Older People and Neuropsychiatry Directorate and you will be supported and line managed by the Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

You will be well supported to develop your professional, leadership and clinical skills via CPD opportunities. Expressions of interest and visits are most welcome. Please contact Gwen Phillips or Clare Quinn


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities but we know that good intentions are not always enough.

At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

-We care about the people we serve and the people we work with

-Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion

-We trust and respect one another

-Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things

-We take personal responsibility

-Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.

-We treat people with kindness

-Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 22nd April 2021

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Gwen Phillips
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Email address
Telephone number
029 21 824850
Apply online now