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Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
An exciting position has arisen for a highly motivated psychologist to join the Insight Team, and Offender Personality Disorder team (OPD) in Greater Manchester.

The Insight Team is a long-standing and well-established service which is run in partnership with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and Greater Manchester Probation Service (GMPS). It delivers the core community aspect of the OPD strategy across the Greater Manchester footprint, which involves a consultation and formulation service, joint case work, staff training and workforce development. The Team is made up of multidisciplinary professionals, including psychologists and probation practitioners. Due to a recent promotion, we have a vacancy for a Band 7 Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for supporting and delivering the OPD strategy in the community. They will provide consultations, in partnership with a probation colleague, to probation practitioners in specific regional probation delivery units (PDUs) across Greater Manchester. This will include developing formulations and recommendations for the probation staff accessing the service. The aim is to focus on a shared understanding of personality difficulties with the aim of reducing risk and reoffending and improving wellbeing. In addition to this, the post holder will be involved in the development of the workforce through training, supervision, reflective practice and by participating in joint case work opportunities. The post holder will receive training and supervision, including clinical supervision, line management supervision and group reflective practice.

The post is a 18 month fixed term contract. The post would be suitable for a newly qualified practitioner and we would provide a preceptorship package for those new to the role.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed Job descriptionand Person Specification

Staff benefits
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Doctoral degree in clinical or forensic psychology

Professional Registration


  • Eligibility for BPS Chartership
  • HCPC registration as a clinical or forensic psychologist



  • Experience of developing assessments, formulations and therapeutic intervention to people presenting with complex mental health, personality difficulties or offending behaviours.
  • Experience of working in a forensic or criminal justice setting



  • Knowledge and awareness of the factors that contribute to complex personality presentations, emotional dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties.
  • Knowledge of psychological treatment approaches for working with those presenting with complex personality difficulties.
  • Knowledge of the theories of offending and of desistance.


  • Awareness and understanding of the OPD pathway strategy

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Redfern Building

30 Hanover Street


M4 4AH

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