Psychologist – Eating Disorders

  • City of London
  • £50000 - £62000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 7

Posted June 18, 2024

Job Description

Currently we have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a registered psychologist to join our clients multidisciplinary team within their eating disorders service. Our client a private only mental health hospital with over 30 years’ experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatient, day patient and inpatient settings.

The eating disorders unit is a 9-bed inpatient unit, with up to 5-day patients attending. They have a specialist team which supports an innovative group program which combines psychology, skill driven and wellbeing groups to meet the needs of our patients in line with NICE guidelines.

Salary: Up to £62,000 (Pro Rata)

Position: Psychologist

Hours: Full and Part Time Considered

Setting: Eating Disorders

Location: Central London

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments for adult inpatients and day patients at Nightingale Hospital, supporting high-risk individuals.
  • Provide individual and group therapy, adhering to best practices and NICE-recommended therapies (e.g., CBT-ED, MANTRA, SSCM).
  • Plan and deliver psychoeducation and process groups.
  • Present on Eating Disorder topics to varied audiences.
  • Evaluate and decide on treatment options considering theoretical models and individual complexities.
  • Perform and advise on risk assessment and management.
  • Support and involve carers and family members in treatment programs, including carer support groups.
  • Assist the EDU team in developing and implementing new therapy modalities.
  • Work autonomously within the eating disorders team with minimal supervision.
  • Collaborate closely with the multidisciplinary team, participating in ward rounds, clinical, and community meetings.
  • Provide daily feedback on therapy and assessments to nursing and allied health staff.
  • Attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Uphold and contribute to professional care standards, ethics, policies, and service development.

What benefits are on offer?

  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 30 days with long service, plus bank holidays
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) and training opportunities
  • Company pension with The People’s Pension
  • Generous company sick pay
  • Discretionary annual staff bonus
  • Interest-free travel loan
  • Free life assurance (4x salary)
  • Subsidised meals at on-site restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 24/7 access to private GP via Perkbox Medical
  • Extensive Perkbox benefits and discounts
  • Annual birthday gift
  • Free eye tests and glasses contribution
  • Long service recognition
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Long-term disability insurance

For this role, we’re looking for someone who is:

  • HCPC registered as a practitioner psychologist
  • Experience in mental health
  • Able to demonstrate skills in conducting clinical assessments and psychological interventions.

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychology sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS, Charities, Social Enterprises and private sector
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Lewis on 01277 245909 or drop an email to

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