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Psychological Therapist 

Ref: 140750

Permanent, Full-time – 37.5 hours per week

Part-time working options may also considered

Band 6 – Salary Range - £35,522-£43,286 per annum (pro rata for part time posts)

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £2,119 per annum (pro rata for part time posts)

A Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 is available

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 6 Psychological Therapist, to join a motivated and friendly Psychological Therapies Team (PTS) in NHS Shetland.

The successful applicant will work within the primary care PTS team providing assessment and treatment to a wide range of adult clients with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. There will also be support from the wider multi-disciplinary team alongside Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) colleagues. There is an opportunity to contribute to new and innovative ways of delivering services.

You will need a degree and a Psychological Therapy qualification in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and accreditation with a relevant professional body. In addition, good ICT and communication skills is required. You will need a minimum of two year’s post qualifying experience and one year working in a multi-disciplinary team setting. Experience of working in a remote and rural location would be desirable.

Remote working from the UK mainland will be considered. If this is the case, Distant Islands Allowance and Relocation assistance is not applicable.

Shetland consists of about 15 inhabited islands with a total population of approximately 23,000 people. It offers a unique opportunity for the adventurous and is a wonderful place to live and work. It has amazing wildlife and scenery, great leisure facilities and excellent schools. It also has a vibrant music and arts scene whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to and/or

For informal enquiries, please contact Pauline Hopkinson, PTS Team Lead, on 01595 743006 or Mary Roberts, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Closing date: 22 March 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed

For more information and to apply

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link

External Applicants: i.e. if you are not currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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