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Consultant Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 Per annum pro rata inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
The specialist division of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS trust is currently recruiting a 0.5 WTE Consultant Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join a team of psychologists delivering psychology leadership within the Health in Justice service. If you are interested in and have experience of planning and developing innovative, trauma-informed services, this is your opportunity to advance your career in a well-established forensic service which provides a wide range of forensic mental health services within the criminal justice system.

The role involves working closely with the senior service lead and consultant psychology leads to offer strategic oversight to HMP Brixton, Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre and support to substance misuse services. The role will also involve supporting the development of bids and business cases in order to expand the service.

The North London Forensic Service places a high value on the provision of trauma informed care across the service and conducts a range of QI and research projects to help our learning and processes. You will have a strong track record of delivering services within forensic mental health and of supporting staff to deliver excellent care. There are a range of training and CPD opportunities available for you to further develop your skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the senior service lead, head of therapies and psychology leads within each service to provide strategic oversight and professional leadership and management of the psychology provision to HMP Brixton, Heathrow Immigration Centre and support to Substance Misuse Services. The post holder would also be involved in the development of new services.

The postholder will support the psychology leads in ensuring the systematic provision of a high-quality psychological therapies service. The post holder will be involved in recruitment, retention, management, supervision and training of staff within these services and ensuring that quality and performance outcomes are met. The ethos of the service is based on recovery and enablement with a focus on individual service user needs. This post requires a high level of written and verbal communication skills as well as an ability to engage well with stakeholders including commissioners, staff, patients, and their families, often conveying complex or sensitive information.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning mental health (MH) Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. We have recently formed the North London Mental Health Partnership with Camden and Islington NHS trust.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS). We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved new models of care budget.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes, and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description and person spec for full details of the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training as Clinical psychologist or Masters or doctoral level training for forensic or counselling psychology with all competencies completed.
  • Registration with HCPC


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis.
  • Formal training in supervision
  • Management training/experience



  • Extensive experience of working with a range of client groups in forensic settings
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision
  • Experience of service development and service management


  • Experience of multi-professional management
  • Experience of representing the profession in local policy fora.
  • Highly developed knowledge of specialised psychological therapies

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


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