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Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Band 8a

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Clinical Forensic Psychologist
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Hellesdon Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 gross per annum
26/05/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to join our Community Forensic Team. NSFT Secure Services are consistently rated "Good" by the CQC and we aim to achieve "outstanding".

The Community Forensic Team is a well-established part of our wide and growing body of clinical services operating within a variety of settings linked to criminal justice services. These include low and medium secure mental health services for men, an innovative integrated secure mental health service for women, community forensic services in Norfolk and Suffolk, criminal justice liaison and diversion services and mental health and personality disorder services in partnership with local prisons.

Within NSFT Secure Services we employ a diverse and supportive team of Psychologists, including Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists, and we are able offer our team members the opportunity to continue to develop their expertise via training and development opportunities in different parts of our service.

To support the development of the Community Forensic Service we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist, although applications from suitably qualified and experienced Forensic and Counselling psychologists will also be considered. Our priority is to find a psychologist who is very committed to multidisciplinary working and who will support colleagues in developing their psychological knowledge and skills and their skills in formulation and reflective practice in addition to delivering a psychological assessment and treatment service to a caseload of Community Forensic Team service users. The post offers the satisfying opportunity for long-term therapeutic work with complex service users. The post-holder would be part of the wider NSFT Secure Services Psychology Team and would receive professional and governance support from the team. The post is located in Norwich at the Hellesdon Hospital site.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.


NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.


Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Julie Parker, Lead for Psychology and Therapies on 07468 716208 or email

John Clutton, Operational Manager, Norfolk and Suffolk Forensic Community Mental Health Teams on 07810 850979