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Practitioner Psychologist at HMPs Five Wells/Fosse Way

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jan 2024
You will be joining a team of committed and innovative psychologist practitioners working in community OPD services across the East Midlands, to support screening and triage, provide consultancy, formulation, training and supervision, to Probation Service staff providing Offender Management in Custody (OMiC).

This post will be split across two locations - HMP Five Wells (Wellingborough) and HMP Fosse Way (Leicester), both of which are privately run and modern prisons. This new post is within a working environment that promotes trust, safety and support and is greatly welcomed by the current staffing team.

For both prisons, you will be working with probation staff with previous experience of working in the community, who have a good working knowledge of the OPD services, and understand the specialist knowledge and support you will bring to their new custodial services.

We invite applications from Clinical or Forensic Practitioner Psychologists from diverse backgrounds to join the team, as part of our expanding Health and Justice Services. Newly qualified Band 7 psychologists are encouraged to apply for a preceptorship role with a view to supporting progression to Band 8a within 2 years .

The role requires a degree of travel and working across locations. We welcome discussions around the geographical locations of the post and remote working. There may also be opportunities to work alongside the other OPD staff to support professional development and service delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will support Probation Service staff within the prisons to work with complex, high-risk people on probation with trauma histories and personality difficulties in a psychologically informed way, with the aim of building robust therapeutic relationships, increasing engagement, and reducing the risk of future harm to self and/or others.

You will need to liaise effectively with senior Probation staff who hold operational responsibility for this important area of Probation Service delivery.

You will support staff to complete screening and triage of cases. You will provide case consultancy, formulation, and training to Probation Service staff providing Offender Management in Custody (OMiC).

This role is one of several posts provided by the MPFT to work in partnership with Probation Services to provide OPD Pathway services across the Midlands. The post holder will be offered support, clinical supervision, and training opportunities within MPFT and by the national OPD Pathway team.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by

Supporting your career development and progression.

Excellent NHS Pension scheme

Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave

Options for flexible working

Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources

If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.

Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate

Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates

Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k

Free car parking at all trust sites

Free flu vaccination every year

Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full job description and person specification please view the attached documents.

If you have any questions regarding the role prior to application, we encourage you to get in touch for an informal discussion.

Person Specification



  • Qualified and currently HCPC Registered Psychologist
  • Trained in clinical supervision of others.


  • Training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.



  • Demonstration of current competencies consistent with the 8a profile or the ability to develop into this role


  • Experience of working in health and justice services.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Fosse Way

10 Tigers Road



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