Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

SkyEx Resourcing Ltd
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical/Forensic Psychologist


£32,000 pa


  • Providing a comprehensive, highly specialist clinical and forensic psychology service to patients within the Directorate
  • Providing highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy as well as offering advice and consultation on patients psychological care to other members of the clinical team
  • Working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures
  • Utilising research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the Directorate
  • Providing a highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy service to the Directorate and specifically to Personality Disorder ward clinical teams within the Personality Disorder Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for Personality Disorder patients with a Mental Health Act (1983) classification of Psychopathic Disorder and/or Mental Illness and/or Mental Impairment.
  • Offering advice and consultation on patient's psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the Directorate's policies, procedures and service priorities
  • Fully participating in multidisciplinary clinical teams, often leading them, in providing a service to their patients
  • Developing knowledge and skills in general aspects of forensic clinical psychology and, in particular, the assessment and treatment of patients who are legally detained as mentally ill, personality disordered or mentally impaired
  • Being capable of conducting projects, working largely independently, with only general briefings and working directly to Trust senior managers



  • Degree level qualification in psychology, or equivalent qualification as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Membership of the British Psychological Society and HPC
  • Experience of carrying a patient caseload, including assessing patients with complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services
  • Experience of working within women's forensic mental health services
  • Experience of risk assessment and management tools appropriate to a forensic mental health setting
  • Experience of undertaking regular reviews of with regard the effectiveness of clinical interventions and auditing treatment plans
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of record keeping
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • IT skills, including Microsoft Office or similar package
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex, highly technical and sensitive information to clients, families and colleagues


  • Post-doctoral training in additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Experience of developing services
  • Experience of conducting research
  • Staff management experience


  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits

If you are interested in this role please contact Emma at Skyex Resourcing now for a confidential chat on or email