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Forensic Consultant Psychologist

Priory Healthcare
Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Part Time, Permanent

Job Details

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bed high dependency recovery and rehabilitation hospital, located in Meanwood Leeds. It is situated within two miles of Leeds City Centre. It has access to local amenities, such as shops, GP surgery, opticians and dental services. It is located on regular bus routes and we provide free car parking for staff and visitors. 

We provide active and positive engagement for males aged 18 years and over, who experience a range of mental health disorders.

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do. 

The Forensic Consultant Psychologist will work closely with the senior management team in delivering the strategic direction of the service to the Hospital Director and Consultant Psychiatrist. You will ensure both the professional psychological practice and quality of the psychology department, to ensure excellence in patient experience and outcomes.

You will contribute to the development and audit of services at your site and more broadly when required and asked.

To support the development and delivery of behavioural and other psychological interventions for patients and service users and provide appropriately developed psychologically informed guidance to reduce risks, aid recovery and independence. To provide consultation to the Head of Psychology and Senior Managers as required. To work within clinical and research governance initiatives.

In this role, you will be:

  • Carrying out patient psychological assessments
  • Conducting patient 1:1 sessions
  • Writing relevant reports
  • Working as part of the team 
  • Active member of the MDT

Experience of completing HR20 assessments would be helpful, but training could be provided

Our service is on a developmental journey which the successful candidate will be intrinsically part of, so it is an exciting time to join the team at Mill Garth!

What we can offer you:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.


Priory is the leading independent provider of behavioural care in the UK.

We organise ourselves into three divisions, which together, support the needs of over 30,000 people every year. Our divisions are:

Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

We are dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing, and we understand that in order for people to achieve high quality clinical and educational outcomes, they need individually tailored programmes, suiting their specific needs.

Priory Group has established an unrivalled reputation for delivering a real and lasting difference for each individual who uses our services.

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