Job description

  • Location:
    All Ambitious about Autism sites
  • Salary:
    NHS Band 8 - £70,000 pro rata
  • Contract Type:
    Part Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    31 August 2022

Psychology Lead (0407)

Our Integrated Services comprises of dynamic teams of occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and PBS practitioners, working in our education settings. Enhancing the quality of life of autistic children and young people is central to all we do. Part of this commitment involves improving provision for supporting and promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health. To this end, we are creating a new Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHW) Team. 

This exciting new role is central to the newly formed/growing Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHW) Team, which you will lead and help develop. The new team will comprise of PBS staff, psychologists, assistant psychologists, and a nurse.

As the Psychology Lead, you will be passionate about improving the emotional and mental health of autistic children and young people and learning disabilities, as well as the setting staff who support them. You will provide high quality leadership, management and supervision to your team and play an active role within the Integrated Services Senior Leadership Group. In addition to the focus on improving outcomes for children and young people, you will also lead on ensuring effective models of supervision and support are provided to front line staff working in our education settings.

About you:

  • PsychD Clinical Psychology/ Accredited post-graduate qualification in Clinical psychology
  • Experience of identifying professional development needs and co-ordinating effective line management, clinical supervision and CPD in response
  • Leading or contributing to effective service evaluation and improvement activities
  • Significant experience of working with children with autism and learning disabilities with mental health difficulties

Please see our recruitment pack for more details.

In return, we offer great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and commitment to continued perfectional development (CPD), flexible and hybrid working and more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to work for a forward-thinking, open and honest organisation and make a real impact to the young people we work with.

If you have any questions around the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers 020 8815 5439 -

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.


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Stephen Vickers

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