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Senior Clinical Advisor (Psychology)

Job Introduction

We are seeking a new member of the Care Team to provide the hub of health psychology expertise to the organisation. This role will audit our current support for people with diabetes and those at risk and using evidence based practice scope out new and approaches and fill current knowledge gaps.

You will strengthen our support for those with diabulimia and diabetes distress, as well as the emotional support of the wider diabetes community.

This is a 1 year Fixed Term Contract - 21 hours (3 days per week)

Interview Date: 9 May 2019

Role Responsibility

The Clinical Advisor will act as a resource on health psychology and identify gaps in the organisations support and knowledge for people with diabetes. Working across the organisation, the post holder will help strengthen our support for those with diabulimia and diabetes distress, as well as the emotional support of the wider diabetes community. The role will also involve the development of new resources in a variety of mediums making complex clinical psychology issues are understood.

The Ideal Candidate

As a HPCP registered health or clinical psychologist with post registration experience of diabetes care, you will:

  • Have excellent evidence based knowledge.
  • Understand the psychology care challenges faced in the health services, by providers and users alike.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Be a great communicator and able to translate complex clinical issues into understandable information.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.7 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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