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Health Psychology
Band 5
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Employer type
To be confirmed
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Assistant Psychologist COVID Hub

Band 5

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000.  We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons.

Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg is a Living Wage Employer.

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

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.


This is an exciting fixed-term Assistant Psychologist post (until end March 2022) to join an innovative COVID Recovery Hub. This is an opportunity to contribute to the COVID Hub and the growing Critical Care Psychology Service, providing a pan UHB service to all COVID survivors.

The CTMU COVID Recovery Hub is a community-based service comprised of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists and rehabilitation assistants. It was created in response to the need for specialist services to support Post COVID Syndrome, or ‘Long COVID’ recovery. The unit receives referrals from Post-COVID clinics, GPs and from other services within CTMU. 

There will be opportunities to work with a range of stakeholders and participate in post-COVID multidisciplinary teams. Clinical supervision will be provided by the ICU Lead Clinical Psychologist with clinical support also from experienced therapists. 

The service is using an innovative approach to manage patients via telehealth, with triage and monitoring to identify if, and when they need a more intensive therapeutic intervention. As the condition and service are so new, the pathways and service will continue to be re-iterated and you will be involved in shaping these developments. We are taking a proactive approach to patient engagement to ensure the patient voice and perspective is fully incorporated into the service development. 

This is an opportunity for an experienced Assistant Psychologist with an interest in post COVID recovery to gain some experience in this new specialty.

The post will be embedded within services and based at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, whilst located professionally and managerially with the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Psychology Service. The Health Psychology Service is growing rapidly with current posts in a number of different services in addition to critical care, including cancer/palliative care, cardiac rehabilitation, neuropsychology, paediatrics and employee well-being, plus further new developments in additional specialities. There are good links with the South Wales Clinical Doctorate programme in Cardiff University and other university courses in South Wales


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

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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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Michelle Smalley, Lead Clinical Psychologist Critical Care (01443 443443/

Prof. Linda Speck, Head of CTMUHM Health Psychology Service (Tel: 01656 752148)./




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