Practitioner Psychologist (Fixed-Term)

  • Anywhere

The Challenge

More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK are living with obesity; a chronic condition that often negatively impacts their physical and mental health, and therefore quality of life. Access to specialist weight management services for the treatment of obesity remains limited and varies geographically due to a lack of funding. Existing services face long waiting lists, resulting in treatment delays which can adversely affect patient outcomes.

Enter Second Nature…

By bringing together the latest behavioural science, psychology, technology, and the talents of our incredible team, our mission is to eradicate obesity and type 2 diabetes for all, and as part of that mission, we are aiming to increase access to effective treatment for people living with obesity.

Second Nature provides specialist weight management services to support people living with obesity. We are looking for a Practitioner Psychologist (Health/Clinical Psychologist) to join our psychology and multi-disciplinary teams (MDT). This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the growth of specialist weight management services in a fast-pace, startup environment.

About us:

  • We’ve positively changed the lives of over 250,000 people
  • We’re rated ‘Excellent’ by over 7k of our members on Trustpilot
  • We’re growing extremely quickly & are now a profitable business
  • We’re one of the few consumer health brands that are commissioned by the NHS and leading health insurer, Vitality Health
  • We’re a leading B2C provider of GLP-1 medication-assisted weight loss programmes, and 1 of 5 NICE-approved providers to deliver these services within the NHS in the future
  • Our team members stay with us for an average of 4.3 years

You can find out more about working with us here and here.

The role:

We’re looking for a Practitioner Psychologist (Health/Clinical Psychologist) who is passionate about making a positive difference to those living with obesity. You will provide psychological therapy to participants to support them to make sustainable lifestyle and dietary changes, and provide psychological expertise to our doctor-led MDT.

You’ll be joining our Tier 3 team and report directly to our Lead Psychologist.

What you’ll do:

  • Assess patients for psychological therapy as part of the weight management service; to independently implement appropriate initial assessment methods.
  • Create individual formulations based on initial screening and assessment, drawing on your own clinical expertise within weight management/eating disorders, psychological theory, current research, and relevant guidelines, e.g. NICE.
  • Deliver psychological interventions remotely via video calls to support changes in eating behaviours and physical activity behaviours.
  • Attend regular MDT meetings to monitor the the care of our patients and to provide specialised advice to MDT members.
  • Support tier 3 colleagues with complex cases through clinical supervision and provide adhoc training to the team as required.
  • Attend clinical supervision with our Lead Psychologist to discuss complex cases.
  • Appropriately manage clinical risk (e.g. safeguarding concerns) when it arises during clinical practice and provide support and advice for the Second Nature Safeguarding Team when patients are identified as vulnerable or at risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Maintain adequate CPD, receive regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice guidelines and continue to meet BPS registration requirements. Maintaining confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and ensuring that participant confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Creating relevant internal or patient-facing content for the service, as required.


You have experience working in a weight management/bariatric/eating disorder setting

  • A qualified Practitioner Psychologist (Health/Clinical Psychologist) with experience of working with people living with obesity who may also have long term physical and mental health conditions.
  • A solid understanding of obesity as a condition and the issues many people living with obesity face including weight stigma.
  • Able to provide supportive, empathetic patient-centred care to patients who may have complex physical and mental health needs.

You can work autonomously and collaboratively with a doctor-led multidisciplinary team (MDT) to oversee patient care

  • You’ll confidently manage a caseload of patients; delivering psychological interventions via video calls, working with our MDT and providing psychological expertise on cases where requested.

Strong drive to work in healthcare tech

  • Confident in using technology to provide patient care, including recording and reviewing patient notes.
  • Excited by digital initiatives that increase access to healthcare.
  • Excited by a fast-paced startup environment.


  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist (Health/Clinical Psychologist)
  • BPS registration


  • A competitive market salary and bi-annual performance reviews to recognise your contributions
  • 25 days of holiday plus national holidays
  • Quarterly company meet ups and socials
  • Joining a culture of intelligent, friendly, and highly-motivated individuals who’re passionate about what they do
  • A budget of £200/year to spend on professional development
  • Option to join the Salary Sacrifice scheme, and Cycle to Work scheme