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Director of Clinical Training, Charlie Waller Institute (CWI)

University of Reading - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

Location: Reading
Salary: Salary will be within the Associate Professor /Professor range and will be subject to negotiation
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: SRF46202
 

The School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading is seeking to appoint an experienced individual to lead the clinical training delivered by Charlie Waller Institute for Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (CWI). The Director of Clinical Training will liaise closely with NHS England to ensure the resilience and ongoing commissioning of the Institute’s esteemed portfolio of training programmes and will lead and manage the team who deliver these. They will ensure that the Institute’s activities are aligned with the strategic objectives of the wider School and University and with the goals of the Charlie Waller Trust. The position is available on a full-time (or part-time) permanent basis from 15th February 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We welcome applications from individuals able to demonstrate the high standards of leadership required by this senior role. The successful candidate will be experienced in the management of clinical training, in bidding processes for commissioned activity, and in the evaluation of training effectiveness. They will have experience of managing teams that support psychological professional training courses. They will be experienced with Higher Education structures and processes and be willing to contribute to the highly collaborative, inter-disciplinary and collegiate working environment at the University of Reading.

Candidates will have:

  • UG and PG training in psychology, medicine or a related field
  • Accreditation by BABCP or Professional (HCPC) registration as a psychologist
  • Advanced knowledge of evidence-based psychological treatments such as CBT
  • Experience of teaching, training and professional and clinical supervision of mental health practitioners  (Adult/CYP/PWP) within an HE context
  • Understanding of and experience of NHSE commissioning processes, professional accreditation, and policies relevant to clinical training and clinical practice
  • Excellent leadership, management and organisational skills
  • A commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and the meaningful involvement of experts by experience in clinical training

A commitment to professionalism in all your responsibilities and all interactions with stakeholders, colleagues and students.

Salary - Associate Professor (Grade 8) or Professor (Grade 9) dependent on their skills, knowledge and experience, and on the extent to which these meet the University’s criteria for the Personal Title of Associate Professor or Professor

Please see the job description and personal specification for further details.

Interview date – TBC

Informal contact details

Contact role: Director of Training, CWI
Contact name: Dr Hannah Vickery
Contact email: h.l.vickery@reading.ac.uk
 
Contact role: Head of School
Contact name: Professor Carmel Houston-Price
Contact email: c.houston-price@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs

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