Performance Psychologist(s) – Ministry of Defence.

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Location: UK – 2 roles in the West Midlands or 1 role in the South.

Contract Type: Contractor – 3 years initially

This is a full time, 3-year (initially) appointment, within a military training unit.

Overall purpose of post: To be part of a multidisciplinary Human Performance (HP) Team, supporting people to meet the high demands of working within a military unit. As part of the psychological team, you will be expected to deliver high quality presentations and give 1-1 support, all backed by the pertinent and contemporary research. You will also liaise and work with the clinical team to support the Mental Health strategy.

You should have:

  • A minimum of MSc in Psychology
  • BPS chartered status or equivalent registration
  • HCPC registered as a practitioner psychologist or equivalent registration.
  • Full UK driver’s licence. There will be a requirement to attend various sites from time to time, and a car will be essential for this.
  • Experience and evidence, of having worked in performance domains e.g., sports, business, military, medical or blue-light services.
  • Experience providing 1-1 support and counselling to high performing individuals.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of delivering high quality presentations (seminars, workshops, lectures) to groups.
  • The ability to conduct data management and analysis.
  • Other professional qualifications and experience (e.g.., family therapy, addiction counselling, solution focussed therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness CBTi etc)

You will be:

  • Working under the Psychology Manager, and with the rest of the psychological team within a unit, to deliver the psychology element of the Human Performance (HP) programme.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the unit is embracing the latest advancements in psychological science.
  • Conducting group presentations and 1-1 sessions.
  • Liaising and working with the clinical team, to deliver some of the upstream prevention. Where applicable, you will be signposting people to the clinical CPN’s for further support.
  • Gathering and managing of data to support the delivery of the HP programme.
  • Working with the unit to help create a psychologically safe space environment.
  • Working alongside the other elements of the HP Team to ensure a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

Start Date: as soon as possible.

Please send applications for the above post to (via the ‘Apply’ button above).

Please note: the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background check by the MOD and security clearance.

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