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Clinical Lead - Offender Personality Disorder Pathway

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum pro rata inclusive of Inner London HCAS
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to take on a leadership role within a service with a national reputation for quality and innovation. LPP is a consortium of five London NHS Trusts co-delivering services under the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway programme in partnership with colleagues in HMPPS. LPP provides community OPD Pathway services across the NPS London Division, as well as in prisons within and outside London. The LPP staff group, mainly comprising psychological therapists and clinical practitioners, is among the most experienced teams nationally working with men and women who have serious offence histories that are linked to their personality difficulties.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate clinician who is familiar with the OPD Pathway and its services, has expertise in formulation based interventions and management and who has substantial experience of working with offenders with significant personality difficulties that are linked to their offending, including in a community setting. T

You will be joining a colleague who also works 3 days a week to job share this 9 month fixed term role as maternity cover for the North West Team. The role can be offered as a secondment and is also being advertised by CNWL.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for leading the new Integrated Community Service (ICS) in North West London, working closely with the North London ICS Lead and NPS partners to provide consultation, training and psycho-social and psychological interventions to the high risk personality disordered service users of probation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical & managerial leadership to Community LPP staff, and liaising with colleagues in partner agencies, across North West London for liaising with management in the National Probation Service, MAPPA and other health/criminal justice/third sector agencies as required and for ensuring the delivery of high-quality services meeting performance, quality and governance standards.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

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 spaces 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 youcan thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification attached. The role includes:
  • providing specialist psychological assessments, formulation and treatment plans of service users with personality difficulties and high harm offending histories
  • providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis, and intervention plan
  • providing clinical leadership to the ICS team, maintaining model coherence and to be responsible for the clinical governance of the model, including training and case consultation to probation staff.

Applicant will need to pass Enhanced Level 1 vetting with Probation Service London (PSL)

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level Clinical/forensic psychology training or Masters level training for forensic or counselling psychology with all competencies completed or other appropriate qualification as described in person spec
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Training in SPJ of risk
  • Training in evidence-based treatment for personality disorder


  • Prequalification training in research methodology, staff training or other field of applied psychology
  • Accredited therapist in evidence based treatment for personality disorder



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, risk management and treatment of high-risk high harm service users with significant personality difficulties across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, and inpatient settings
  • Significant experience of inter-agency working with forensic mental health, probation and/or prison services, including consultation to these services
  • Experience of developing and delivering training and of clinical supervision


  • Experience in managing and supervising teams, or services
  • Experience of supervising psychologically informed approaches including formulation, specialist psychological assessments and treatment

Skills and knowledge


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Understanding of specialist psychological treatment for personality disorder
  • Understanding and experience of formulation for complex high risk service users with significant personality difficulties
  • An extensive understanding of Criminal Justice and the Offender Personality Disorder Strategy


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc)

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Probation service London

401 St John St



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