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Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Whitlingham Ward, Hellesdon Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 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

Employee Handbook

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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NSFT Secure Mental Health Services have been consistently rated "Good" by the CQC and are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Psychologist who will join us on our journey to "Outstanding". Our inpatient secure services form part of a wide and growing body of clinical services operating in a variety of settings linked to criminal justice services.

NSFT Secure Services offer low and medium secure mental health services for men, an innovative integrated secure mental health service for women, mental health and personality disorder services in the local prisons, community forensic services, criminal justice liaison and diversion services and Offender Personality Disorder services in partnership with probation services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist or suitably trained and experienced Counselling or Forensic Psychologist to join the multidisciplinary team providing services to our innovative 16-bedded integrated secure service for women based in Norwich.

You will be supported by a full time Assistant Psychologist also employed within the team. We are looking for a psychologist who is very committed to multidisciplinary working, has an interest in service development and who will support colleagues in developing their psychological knowledge and skills in addition to delivering a psychological assessment and treatment service to the users of the service.

You will be part of the wider NSFT Secure Services Psychology Team and would receive clinical supervision, professional and governance support from within the team. 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. 


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 held on the week of 3rd June 2019, 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

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Dr Julie Parker, Lead Psychologist on 07468 716208 or

If you would like to arrange a visit to the service please contact Richard Tomlinson on 01603 421937 or