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Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Forensic Personality Disorder
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
HMP Wayland
£37,570 - £43,772 gross per annum
26/09/2019 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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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 is currently seeking a qualified clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist or psychological therapist, with applicable skills and experience, to join its national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway, Assessment and Treatment service at HMP Wayland. The successful applicant will be employed by our Secure Services who have been consistently assessed as "Good" by the CQC and we are aiming for "Outstanding". NSFT currently operates five PD Pathway services within its portfolio and this is a consistently expanding area of clinical activity.


Background  information

NSFT currently operates five Offender Personality Disorder Pathway services across Norfolk and Suffolk within its wider Secure Services portfolio: an Assessment and Treatment service; a progression PIPE; an Enhanced Support Service, all based at HMP Wayland, and a consultation and IIRMS contract with the National Probation Service. The services are designed to work with individuals who experience personality disorder linked to offending behaviour.

The assessment/treatment team is currently lead by an 8a psychologist and consists of qualified staff, as well as forensic and clinical trainees and assistants. The services are headed by a consultant-grade counselling psychologist and there is an HMPS custodial manager running the operational aspects of the wing. Further supervisory expertise is offered by an 8c consultant-grade nurse and psychotherapist.


Job description

The Band 7 psychologist/therapist has primary responsibility for offering structured assessments to the client group and ensuring that these form the basis of subsequent care and treatment planning. In addition, depending upon experience, the candidate may be asked to take responsibility for the treatment management of the ASSIST, group-based therapy intervention that the service offers. The candidate will also be required to carry a small individual caseload of therapy cases and contribute to MDT discussions. Residents are offered regular reviews and are encouraged to take an active part in their treatment planning. Some line management and supervision responsibilities for assistant psychologists may be required.


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.

At interview candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation (powerpoint will be available) on: The unique role of the Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Therapist/Psychological Therapist in delivering the whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health.

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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

01953 804 153