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Clinical Psychologist

Rainbows Hospice
Post date
5 June 2024
Closing date
26 June 2024
Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS
AFC Band 8a: £50,952 pro rata
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Join our incredible team at Rainbows as we continue to expand our exciting new range of services which aims to meet the needs of more families across the East Midlands than ever before.

Rainbows Hospice for Babies, Children and Young People (BYCP) is a 10 bedded Nurse led unit based in Loughborough Leicestershire. We also deliver services in hospital and community across the East Midlands. We are a multidisciplinary team that provides specialist palliative and end of life care for babies, children, and young people (aged 0-25) from across the East Midlands who have complex needs, including those who are technology and ventilator dependent.

Due to the increasing numbers and complexities of the BCYP and the families we care for, we are recruiting a Clinical Psychologist to strengthen and support the psychological, bereavement and counselling services that we provide to families across the East Midlands, covering all 5 counties in hospitals and community settings as well as here at Rainbows Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

This role is 22.5 hours (Monday to Friday) with potential evenings for sessions.

About the role

At Rainbows, family centered care is at the heart of what we do, ensuring that babies, children, young people, and their families receive the best possible care, have fun, socialise, and make the most of the time they have. Within this role you will provide expert psychological leadership advice, consultancy, and support to all the directorates in Rainbows and across the range of children’s and young people’s services we offer within children’s palliative care across the east midlands.

Some of the key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Clinical responsibilities of undertaking specialist psychological assessments of children, young people and families, implement and evaluate plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client’s psychological needs.
  • Initiate and lead on, in conjunction with the Leadership Team, the development and implementation of new Emotional Health and Wellbeing initiatives across Rainbows promoting improvements to all aspects of the clinical service.
  • Ensure the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions and evidence informed decision making for all Emotional Health and Wellbeing interventions, monitoring clinical effectiveness, best practice, and outcomes, modifying and adapting interventions, drawing on a range of theoretical and therapeutic models.
  • Research, search evaluation and development responsibilities of researching opportunities to extend the children’s palliative care evidence base.
  • Further responsibilities in the role of a Clinical Psychologist at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


  • You will be a Registered Clinical Psychologist, with experience working with children and families with complex and palliative care needs.
  • You will have the ability to work autonomously; planning, implementing and evaluating the psychological care of BCYP who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition across our clinical services: hospice, hospital and home.
  • You will have experience in developing and leading teams and supporting the development of new services.
  • You will be supported by an expert multi-disciplinary team, including Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nurse Specialists, Support Workers & therapists.
  • Further requirements can be found by downloading the JD/Person Specification.

Our Benefits

In addition to Agenda for Change pay scales, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.
  • Bupa Cashback plan.
  • Life Assurance.
  • 27 days holiday.
  • Plus bank holiday allowance.
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to occupational health.
  • Opportunity for current NHS pension scheme members to transfer their membership.
  • Affordable meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

The demand for the incredible care Rainbows provides is increasing and is more important than ever. Come and be part of something amazing. Come and be part of the Rainbow.

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Julie Taylor, Executive Nurse Director of Clinical Operations, on

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ to complete an online application form. If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the people team at

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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