Job overview

We are pleased to advertised this post entailing psychology provision into the Swansea Bay University Health Board Cardiac Rehabilitation service. We are offering this as a band 7-8a preceptorship opportunity and will appoint in accordance with the applicant’s level of experience. 

The service is keen to have psychology in post to enable the psychologist to offer staff consultation, advice, teaching, training and support in relation to meeting the psychological needs of individuals in receipt of cardiac rehabilitation. There is the opportunity for direct psychological work with people presenting with multifactorial needs including individuals coping with the implications of the trauma of having experienced a cardiac event. 

The individual would be joining an enthusiastic Multi Disciplinary Team and wide network of psychology support across Swansea Bay. The Psychology network affords opportunities for consultation , support and supervision from multiple specialties. The network is closely aligned with academic and training institutions that provide the opportunity for trainees, and students on placement. 

The service ascribes to the health board values, “Caring for Each Other, Always Improving and Working Together” and psychology places an emphasis on compassionate leadership, staff well being and development.

Main duties of the job

Offering the service a psychological perspective and input through:

Psychological Consultation

Teaching and Training

Direct and Indirect Psychological Work with Individuals

Supervision and Support

Research and Evaluation to feed into Service Development

Working for our organisation

The cardiac rehabilitation team ascribes to the health board values “Caring for each other, Always Improving, Working Together”. Psychology also places an emphasis on compassionate leadership, staff well being and development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description- the main duties will be to bring a psychological perspective to the service, and to work directly with individuals and families as well as indirectly through staff.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Degree 2.1 +
  • Prof Doctorate
  • Desirable criteria

  • Other psychologically related qualifications
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of psychological provision across sectors and lifespan
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of Health Psychology/Cardiac Rehab
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Works in accordance with HB values
  • Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrates compassionate leadership and approach
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

    Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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