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Chair Professor or Reader in Child Clinical Psychology
Department : Psychology

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Essential criteria for the Reader position
1.      Registered with the Health Professionals Council as a Practitioner Psychologist or if trained outside of the UK,  registration with an equivalent governing body with eligibility to acquire HCPC registration and evidence of continuing professional development.
2.      PhD qualified in relevant subject area
3.      Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
4.      Portfolio of internationally recognized research in children’s mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.
5.      At least 4 peer reviewed publications in the last five years, of “internationally excellent” quality (with substantive and critical contribution).
6.      Sufficient PI and/or CI grant income over the last 5 years to maintain a research team.
7.      Experience working as a clinician in CAMHS services.
8.      Advanced theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and therapies for children and young people.
9.      Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and young people with mental health issues and of child safeguarding.
 
Desirable criteria for the Reader position
1.      H-index 20 and above.
2.      Regular invited speaker at national and international meetings.
3.      A national/international figurehead in an area of clinical child and adolescent mental health practice
 
Essential criteria for the Chair Professor position 
1.      Registered with the Health Professionals Council as a Practitioner Psychologist or if trained outside of the UK,  registration with an equivalent governing body with eligibility to acquire HCPC registration and evidence of continuing professional development.
2.      PhD qualified in relevant subject area
3.      Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
4.      Additional training beyond entry-level qualification in a specialised area of psychological practice with children and adolescents through formal post-qualification training, OR a combination of specialist short courses and/or an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice–based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice.
5.      Substantive portfolio of internationally recognized research in children’s mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.
6.      Experience working as a clinician in CAMHS services
7.      Advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of child and adolescent mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders and of specialist interventions in these fields.
8.      Evidence of providing clinical leadership and contributing to the strategic ambitions/directions of a clinical service.
 
Desirable criteria  for the Chair Professor position 
1.      At least 4-6 peer reviewed publications in the last five years, of “internationally excellent” quality (with substantive and critical authorship contribution).
2.      Sufficient PI and/or CI grant income with a percentage of salary recovery over the last 5 years to maintain a substantive research team.
3.      A track record of supervising PhD’s to completion and post-doctoral mentorship.
4.      H-index 25 and above
5.      Substantive esteem indicators such as routinely invited to speak at international meetings, chair and organiser of national/international meetings, chairing and serving on professional and scientific grant committees and Editorial Boards.
6.      Demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines.
 
Downloading a copy of our Job Description
Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.
 
We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.
We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.
 
To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.
 
Interviews are due to be held late June 2024.
 
We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.
 
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and an Occupational Health clearance.
Grade and Salary : £76,187 - £89,515 per annum, including LWA (Reader) or £92,525 - £110,816 per annum, including LWA (Professor) Job ID : 088746
Post Date : 02-May-2024 Close Date : 13-Jun-2024
Contact Person : Rona Moss-Morris Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine / Emily Simonoff Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry / Sophie Browning (Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for CAMHS) Contact Details : rona.moss-morris@kcl.ac.uk / PA-Simonoff@kcl.ac.uk / Diana.Alder@slam.nhs.uk
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