Band 8C Applied Psychologists

Job Title: Band 8C Applied Psychologists
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: £61,777 - £72,597 pa
Job Published: July 19, 2019 08:47

Job Description

The Fens Service: Transforming Lives by Healing Trauma and Neglect Together

Applied Psychologists

Band 8C £61,777 -£72,597 pa

(plus environmental allowance £1,293)

Do you want to be a part of an innovative and challenging service for men with chronic histories of trauma? Does being part of a large multidisciplinary team working in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service stimulate your interest?  If so, we are seeking to appoint a number of psychology posts to join our team.

“I wanted to change, I was crying out to change. You know, it was a trust element.…letting them see me warts and all….and that was the hard thing.  Breaking down crying…getting the stuff out I needed to.  I grew from that…if I don’t like myself, how can anyone else like myself.  How can I move on if I don’t forgive myself…I’ve got to give myself a chance” (Words from a current service user)

We believe that people traumatised earlier in life deserve the opportunity to heal these wounds.  We provide an innovative, trauma focused treatment programme for male offenders within a high secure prison who have often lost hope for their future.

Our cutting-edge treatment draws on attachment theory and incorporates sensorimotor psychotherapy and schema focused therapy. Through a combination of individual and group therapies, patients are given opportunities to heal from trauma and neglect, improve wellbeing and reduce risk.

We will support you in broadening your therapeutic skills, project management and working to achieve change in a complex system. There are opportunities to be involved in new interventions, such as Neuroptimal and virtual reality, as well as furthering your research interests through our links with Nottingham Trent University.

The roles are permanent and there is scope to work from home on a weekly basis.

You will join our diverse clinical team with a rich range of clinical and forensic experience.  Flexibility, creativity, curiosity and openness to change are valued qualities within our team.

The Fens Service, HMP Whitemoor, is a high secure treatment service within the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway, which opened in 2000.

To discuss this post, please contact Dr Naomi Murphy, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, on 01354 602570 or email

To apply, please visit and search for Job reference: 310-MGP81-1826597.

Closing date: 16 August 2019.

Interview date: 18 September 2019.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.