The role is to apply specialist psychological knowledge, skills and experience to assist in planning and preparing for the adoption of new protected persons cases. Responsible for the conduct of psychological and social assessment to identify and evaluate the psychological requirements for long term protection arrangements. To coordinate the on-going assessment and psychological support of protected persons and maintaining an overview of services provided (UKPPS).
This demanding role requires flexibility and a self-motivated candidate with relevant psychological skills and experience, working with a number of varied internal, external teams, partners and suppliers. They will report to a UKPPS Operations G2 and form part of a small but growing team, working alongside another experienced UKPPS psychologist to support, develop and enhance the UKPPS psychological service. There may in the future be some need for line management responsibility.
- Responsible for identifying and conducting psychological and social assessments to assist with identifying and evaluating new protected person’s cases.
- Coordinate on-going psychological support (both internal and external) to protected persons.
- Be responsible for the psychological element of educational training, develop and design training for UKPPS staff.
- Seek to ensure an evidence based approach to intervention.
- Manage security and accuracy of information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care.
- Conduct Health & Safety Management, including Risk Assessment in line with operational procedure. Ensure all team members are aware of Health and Safety requirements.
- This is a developing role and may require skills to manage staff in the future. Train / coach and develop staff when required.
- Provide advice and training to UKPPS staff.
- To be responsible for high professional standards. To develop and maintain personal and organisational psychological best practise.
- Identify and evaluate the psychological requirements for long term protection arrangements.
- Recognise, identify the need for, and facilitate the integration of, additional expert advice in order to provide bespoke psychological support to protected persons.
- To possibly represent UKPPS at National and International arenas, for example, Europol Conferences.
- Monitor, review and implement current and future developments within the clinical/forensic psychology field to ensure own Continued Professional Development (CPD) and to optimise support provided to PPS.
- Responsible for the strategic development of psychological support to the UKPPS.
- Comply with all health and safety policy and legislation in the performance of the duties of the post and take reasonable care of themselves at work and others who may be affected by their actions or omissions.
- Dealing with a broad spectrum of people and organisations in a variety of situations, some of which can be sensitive. A high level of professional credibility, diplomacy, flexibility and influencing skills are required, especially in circumstances where advice and guidance may be seen as intrusive or even unwanted.
- Due to the nature of the work the role requires a significant amount of regional, national and possibly some international travel.
- Before commencing role, need to be SC enhanced, will be expected to achieve DV clearance within the first 12 months.
***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***
- The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:
- Chartered Psychologist and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
- Significant experience within a clinical or forensic psychological setting (we have been advised by the Lead Psychologist in the NCA that for this complex role this will be required)
- Qualified and experienced in administrating a range of psychological tools/ tests
Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.
Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate. Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage
If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.
All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
- Civil Service pension scheme
- 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
- Training and development opportunities
- Cycle2work scheme
We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.
We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).
To apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: 11:55 pm on Monday 8 August 2022.