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Nine new paid assistant psychologist posts for under-represented psychology graduates

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the Aspiring Clinical Psychologists (ACP) Access Scheme by offering nine, fixed-term, part-time assistant psychologist posts to support those who would be unable to enter the profession through unpaid work experience.

The scheme aims to:

  • Provide equitable access to experience for graduates from low-income backgrounds
  • Provide a governance process for recruitment and supervision of successful applicants
  • Support successful applicants with their career development and encourage a future career in clinical psychology.

The assistant psychologists will be placed across our clinical teams. They will have the opportunity to develop clinical experience and build the foundations of their career.

Dinesh Sinha, Medical Director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“I want to personally welcome applications for the Aspiring Clinical Psychologists Access Scheme. Applications are needed for services to benefit from all your experience, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm to deliver high quality care, as a diverse mental health workforce can better represent and serve the needs of our service users.

The Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and we are delighted to be working with Health Education England (HEE) to improve access and inclusion for aspiring psychologists from under-represented groups.”