Clinical Fellow (Psychological Professions)

Health Education England


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Job summary

Do you aspire to be aclinicalleader of the future?Are you passionate about improving outcomes and making a difference at a strategic level?

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills,valuesand behaviours, at the right time and inthe right place.

We are looking for a highly motivated member of the Psychological Professions with a good understanding of current workforce challenges to support senior clinical leaders to deliver on workforce priorities at a regional level.

The scheme is ideal for clinicians whoare interested in developing their leadership, strategic, communication and team working skills and that are seeking leadership roles for the future.

Main duties of the job

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of Psychological Professions policy and gain experience of strategic working within HEE. You will join several other Clinical Fellows from a variety of professional backgrounds and will benefit from coaching from senior clinical leads, shadowing opportunities at senior meetings both within and external to HEE, facilitated action learning sets and a recognised leadership development programme. The part-time nature of the post will enable you to continue with some clinical responsibilities should you wish to do so.

You will be able to evidence existing managerial experience, ability to lead, empower and motivate others and knowledge of NHS policies across healthcare systems.Successful delivery is dependent on the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have excellent attention to detail and be keen to apply and grow your excellent organisational skills.

About us

We arecommitted to creating a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and,in particular,weencourage applications from candidates with disabilities, and candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our HEEworkforce.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently working remotely, however the successful candidate will have access to a base in either our Liverpool or Manchester offices as national and local guidelines allow.

Thepost is offered as a secondment opportunity for aperiod of 12 monthson a part-time basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You can find further details about the job, organisational structure, recruitment profile, expected outcomes and benefits information in the attached Job Description and other supporting documents.

If you like what you have read and think you have the skills and experience, we need then don't delay, apply today! We get lots of applications for our roles and so we sometimes have to close our posts early. Don't miss out!


Applicants will be offered this role on a secondment basis only, agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.

Salary Progression

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 8a with a full-time starting salary of £45,753, with a pay step increase after 5 years service. These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Competent with Microsoft products with the ability to present effectively for a range of audiences using Outlook, Word, Excel andPowerPoint.
  • Clinician with current registration withappropriate regulatory body.
  • Evidence of continued professionaldevelopment.


  • Educated tomaster'sdegreelevel in relevant subject or equivalent levelqualification or significantexperience of working at a similar level in specialistarea.

Behaviours and Values


  • Demonstrates and is committed to HEE values

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to lead, empower and motivate others.


  • Motivational and negotiating skills to encourage collaborativeworking.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Considerable experience of working in a management role at senior level within the NHS.
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of current NHS policies across healthcare systems and experience of implementation in relevant areas.


  • Demonstrated experience of co-ordinating projects in complex and challengingenvironments

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Health Education England


3 Piccadilly Place or Regatta Place

Duncombe Street

Manchester or Liverpool

M1 3BN

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Clare Baguley


Date posted

13 July 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8a


£45,753 a year




12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

3 Piccadilly Place or Regatta Place

Duncombe Street

Manchester or Liverpool

M1 3BN

3 Piccadilly Place


M1 3BN

Regatta Place

Brunswick Business Park


L3 4BL

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