Psychological Services Lead

22.5 hours per week

Up to £53,219 pro rata per annum 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychologist who is looking to work in specialist palliative care and bereavement whilst developing their service leadership skills within our Psychology Services here at Willen Hospice.

This is a unique opportunity to work with patients and their families who are navigating the experience of a palliative diagnosis; the service also supports those who are bereaved.

Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. In addition to our 15 bed In-Patient unit and Community Nursing provision, we have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy, and a new Living Well Centre.

This opportunity would give you experience of working within a charitable organisation, making it a unique and dynamic environment. You will be an integral part of a wider MDT including health care, social care and allied health professionals.  Your leadership skills will support a newly established psychology and counselling team; in addition, to the team you will be responsible for the psychological supervision of nurses and skilled volunteers.

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinical/counselling/health Psychologist (with Doctorate) with extensive specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience.

You will be self-motivated with excellent management and communication skills and be highly organised to lead and support the continued development of this evolving service.

In return for your skills we offer generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays) with previous NHS service recognised, free onsite parking, continued membership of the NHS pension scheme, enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision and excellent catering facilities onsite at the Hospice.

This post is subject to an enhanced level DBS check.

In your application, please indicate your preferred working hours.

For an informal visit or to discuss the post please contact Jackie Meissner, Associate Director for Clinical Services on 01908 663636

To apply please complete the application form below and email it to

Closing Date: 7 November 2022

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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.