The issues that HMPPS leads on have a significant impact on our society. Protecting the public, upholding the rule of law, and providing a timely, efficient, fair and effective justice system is at the heart of what we do – and our psychologists play a central role in that. With its unique challenges, cases and working environment, it’s a profession like no other. And it’s an opportunity to build a rewarding future in a position that you can really make your own.
As part of our psychology team, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to often vulnerable people, at the most difficult point in their lives. Taking on a diverse caseload, your clients will range from violent offenders to those with learning disabilities or at risk from self-harm. You’ll treat each case on an individual basis, finding the best way to assess each prisoner, support them with the right approach, and guide action with your professional advice in addition to working with staff at all grades.
Without a doubt, it’s no ordinary job. But it’s an opportunity to do what you do best - applying your skills to bring about important change. With that in mind, we’re looking for Registered Practitioner Psychologists with relevant experience. You should be a good team player with the flexibility to work independently or alone. And given the nature of the job, previous experience of working within a secure setting would be beneficial too.
There are many different parts to a psychologist’s role within the Prison Service. How you put them together is up to you. But no matter what type of career you build, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is helping to protect the public and reduce the risk of re-offending.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/
Closing date: 30 April 2017.