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Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
East Riding of Yorkshire
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a psychologist to join our expanding HMP team. We are looking for an 8a clinical or forensic psychologist to work within a specialist mental health team in HMP Full Sutton or HMP Millsike.

We are looking for a motivated and compassionate psychologist with an interest in working with adult males who present with complex mental health difficulties. Applicants will need to be equipped with a strong sense of responsibility and leadership as the psychology representative within the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure that evidence based psychological interventions are delivered. You will provide clinical supervision to assistant psychologists and other staff in the delivery of psychological services. You have a good vision of the service and requirements, supporting the development of psychology within this recently established mental health team.

The post holder will be closely aligned to our medium and low secure in-patient services at the Humber centre. You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, who maintain a strong identity as a psychology department whilst also being key members of multidisciplinary teams. We are members of the local Post-Qualification Training Network and have a good relationship with the University of Hull.

You will have clinical autonomy to work within your preferred models of practice, and support will be available to help you develop areas of your practice relevant to this specialist role.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job include:
  • To support the development of a specialist forensic/clinical psychology service within the prison mental health teams within the HMP Pathway.
  • To take responsibility and leadership as the psychology representative in a multidisciplinary team.
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory, and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions taking professional responsibility and exercising autonomous judgement in own professional practice.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools, such as neuro-assessment, as applied in identified area
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities
  • Member of a special interest group/network, locally or nationally



  • Experience of excercising full clinical responsibility for service users psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and within the context of a mulitdisciplinary care plan
  • Be able to effectively chair meetings
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development


  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi professional and multi-agemcy partnerships
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing

Skills and Competencies


  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels ie strategically and locally

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry

Beverley Road

East Riding of Yorkshire

HU10 6ED

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