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Organisational Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Organisational Psychology
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part Time - 22.5 per week
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Cobalt Business Park, Northumbria House
North Shields
£33,222 - £43,041 pro rota per annum
26/02/2019 23:59

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.



A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic and conscientious Organisational Psychologist to join our outstanding (CQC rated) NHS Trust. You will contribute to the vision and values of the organisation to ensure quality selection processes are carried out in the interests of our patients.

You will be required to cover all areas of the organisational psychology service with the primary focus being delivering rigorous selection processes for the Trust. This includes psychometric assessments, one-to-one psychometric feedback sessions, assessment centre design and delivery and management of data relating to this. You will be required to work autonomously most of the time, making decisions and developing solutions to support staff, with support from the Trust Organisational Psychologist, OD team and broader HR community.

You will communicate effectively both verbally and in written forms with managers and staff across the organisation to support recruitment campaigns and development of staff following these. You will have some past experience of design and delivery of selection processes; an MSc Occupational Psychology degree is essential.

You will be a BPS accredited Test user: Occupational, Ability (formerly Level A) and Test user: Occupational, Personality (formerly Level B certificate of competence in Occupational Testing)- ideally in NEO and Hogan personality assessments however this is not essential as training can be provided. You will adhere to internal policies relating to best practice as well as the BPS code of conduct. A high level of professionalism is required to maintain the high standards of the department and the NHS as a whole. Chartership can be supported but not funded via this post.

This is a part time post (22.5hours), flexible working will be considered.

Closing Date: 26th Feb 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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