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Principle Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Are you interested in helping us to develop our prison mental health teams?

We have a permanent band 8b, full-time position, within our HMP Pathway Services, based at HMP Full Sutton or HMP Millsike. This work will be inpartnership with providers including Tees Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust and Rethink, supporting prisoners' mental health and well-being.

You will have an opportunity spend a proportion of your time at the Humber centre to ensure you receive high quality supervision and training from the Lead and Consultant Psychologist of the forensic division.

Candidates will be required to work flexibly within the HMP Partner sitesas required, including HMP Hull and Humber.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high-quality psychological service. There is an emphasis on support and close multi-disciplinary team working. Our approach is compassionate with a focus on embedding trauma informed care.

Reflective practice and creative approaches are highly valued. There will also be opportunities to lead on service wide projects to contribute significantly to improving the quality of the psychological services that we provide.

Applicants should have a strong sense of responsibility and leadership skills as the psychology representative within our prison mental health services.

In summary the role will involve:
  • Delivery of specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and interventions within a prison mental health team
  • Provision of psychological advice and consultation on service users mental health care
  • Lead on service and research developments

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire.Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in psychology
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools, such as is used in neuro-assessment, as applied in clinical area
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities etc.)



  • Demonstrable experience of working as a practitioner psychologist, to include a significant period of working at a senior level in the specific specialist field where the post is held
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups , across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active service user/carer involvement/participation


  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing

Skills & Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising, mentoring and teaching
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Some exposure to hazards e.g. verbal aggression, risk of physical aggression
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Evidence of resiliency when working with challenging client groups


  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/management skills at an advanced level
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


The Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry, HMP Full Sutton & Millsike

Willerby Hill


HU10 6ED

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