Thank you for your interest in the roles of Clinical Psychologist with Maggie’s.
We are opening new centres in 2019 and are recruiting psychologists in our new centres in Yorkshire and Cardiff, and our established centres in Nottingham and Merseyside.
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.
Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Our Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.
The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 22 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad. Our centre in Cardiff opened in May 2019 and our centre in Yorkshire will open in July.
Who was Maggie?
In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and was given two to three months to live.
She joined an advanced chemotherapy trial and lived for another 18 months. During that time, she and her husband Charles Jencks worked closely with her medical team, which included oncology nurse, Laura Lee, now Maggie’s Chief Executive, to develop a new approach to cancer care.
In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie and Charles believed you needed information that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed domestic atmosphere.
Maggie was determined that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying” and the day before she died in June 1995, she sat in her garden, face to the sun and said: “Aren’t we lucky?”
In November 1996, the first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh and what Maggie had planned became real.
Harriet’s story (a story about a visitor to Maggie’s)
The roles – Clinical Psychologists
We currently have vacancies at four of our centres:
The post holder will be responsible for providing Maggie’s programme of psycho-educational support. They will facilitate support groups, networking groups, workshops, courses and lectures, with the ultimate aim of enabling people affected by cancer to access all appropriate elements of Maggie’s programme of support.
Other areas of responsibility include:
- Reviewing literature in relation to the psychological support in Maggie’s programme.
- Provide teaching input in relation to Maggie’s model of psychological support and the theoretical and cultural underpinnings to the programme within the local community.
- Record data and contribute to Maggie’s annual audit, Centre review and triennial review.
- Facilitate weekly staff support and supervision meetings.
Further information is available as follows:
- Job description
- Recruitment Pack 2019
- Poster – Routine outcomes in psycho-oncology: problems and possibilities
- Poster – Experiences of “Where Now?”
- Maggie’s website
How to apply
We trust that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative. For a confidential discussion please contact Debbie Shields or Amy Gordon on 0141 212 7555.
To apply, please send a comprehensive submission which should include:
- An up to date CV
- A supporting statement - indicating how you meet the criteria and competencies for the role
These should be uploaded by CLICKING HERE
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given on their CV and supporting documents against the role description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements.
If you have any issues uploading your application please contact Katy Gall on 0141 212 7555.
Merseyside: Tuesday 9th July 2019