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Clinical Lead Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Forensic Personality Disorder
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
HMP Wayland
£44,606 - £50,819 gross per annum
23/09/2019 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!

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an applied psychologist  to take up the role of Clinical Lead for our Psychologically Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) at HMP Wayland.  The post has arisen due to the impending retirement of the current incumbent.

The position is part of NSFT's Secure Services and located within our national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway portfolio delivered  in partnership with HMPPS. NSFT Secure Services are consistently rated "Good" by the CQC and we aim to achieve "outstanding".

The current team at Wayland consists of forensic, clinical and counselling psychologists as well as assistants and trainees.

The clinical lead will be professionally accountable to a consultant grade psychologist and service lead. Regular external clinical supervision is provided as part of the national programme, as well as Pathway-specific training and local line management support. Some travel will be required, primarily to London and the Midlands. HMP Wayland is based in a rural location and therefore the ability to drive and access to a vehicle is essential. All candidates will be required to complete extensive security vetting by both HMPPS and NSFT prior to taking up the post.

Applications from suitably qualified and experienced Clinical, Forensic and Counselling psychologists will be considered. Our priority is to find a psychologist who is very committed to multidisciplinary partnership working and who will support NSFT and HMPPS colleagues in developing their psychological knowledge and skills in formulation and reflective practice, while providing an ongoing programme of support and progression activities to service users.  Working with forensic personality disorder in a prison environment is particularly demanding and therefore the ability to utilize supervision to regulate personal emotional responses and promote wellbeing is essential.


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.

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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

Karl Williams, Service Lead

01953 804 153