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Main area
Clinical Psychology
Band 5
Fixed term: 1 year
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Employer type
Croydon University Hospital
£32,720 - £39,769 per annum inc of HCAS (outer)
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Assistant Psychologist - South West London Integrated Care System

Band 5

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

To enhance the provision of a Clinical Neuropsychology service to individuals with neurological conditions and their carers, working as a member of the Neuropsychology service across the SWL Integrated Care System.

To provide psychological assessments including standardised neuropsychological assessments and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified clinical psychologist and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.

To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

To participate in the preparation and delivery of group education programmes, under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist.

Main duties of the job

Assistant Psychologist - South West London Integrated Care System   (Band 5)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term assistant psychologist to work across South West London for individual with neurological conditions. We are looking for enthusiastic psychology graduates committed to working with this interesting population .

The post holder will join a multi-disciplinary community team for adults with post covid syndrome, based in the heart of Croydon. The service is located in Croydon University Hospital with flexible working and some remote working is possible,   The PCRT comprises Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists,  and input from Speech & Language Therapists, 

The role involves direct clinical work. . There will be opportunities to carry out psychological interviews, mood screens, neuropsychological assessments using standardised tools and facilitating psycho-educational groups. There will be opportunities for the assistant psychologist to be involved in service evaluation and service development projects. Supervision will be available from experienced clinical psychologists and neuropsychologist  within the team and department.  There will be regular supervision from a qualified clinical psychologist, offering the opportunity to develop clinical skills, knowledge and experience


Interview Date: TBC

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity. 

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital. 

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Psychology degree
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Statistical knowledge at graduate level
  • Database experience
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in health and neuropsychology


Essential criteria
  • Relevant post graduate experience

Knowledge & Understanding

Essential criteria
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to practical problems
Desirable criteria
  • An understanding of psychology applied to healthcare

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Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Laura Bach
Job title
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Email address
Telephone number
07790 463 468
Additional information

For further information and informal visits please contact:


Dr Ndidi Boakye, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of Department of Psychology and Neuropsychology on 020 8274 6487,

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