Clinical & Forensic or Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical & Forensic or Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50,329 - £69,210
Job Published: October 18, 2019 13:57

Job Description

Clinical & Forensic or Counselling Psychologist

Status: Permanent roles and Maternity Leave Cover in 2020

Salary: £50,329 - £69,210 depending on experience and qualifications

Full or Part-time, Secondment, Flexible Working, Job Share and Compressed hours all considered.

Location: London


Our work is out of the ordinary.

Yours will be too.

MI6 is the UK's foreign human intelligence agency. Here, our people combine their diverse skills to keep the country safe. Because their work is incredibly complex, varied and challenging, yours will be too. As a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll use every ounce of your knowledge and talent to support an outstanding team.

The role

Our psychologists advise corporate functions including Welfare, Occupational Health, HR and Recruitment. Their job is to give expert guidance on the wellbeing, risk and risk management of the people that work for us, and on their suitability for specific roles. As part of our team, you'll find yourself advising senior colleagues on a wide range of subjects, as well as developing training and making onward referrals for therapeutic interventions. Although you won't provide therapy yourself, you'll be working with, assessing and training all kinds of people, who often have challenging roles. Most colleagues find the experience of working with an in-house Psychologist hugely beneficial, and appreciate the chance to build their self-awareness and resilience.

About you

A registered Clinical, Clinical/Forensic or Counselling Psychologists you will have a significant number of years of post-doctorate experience and evidence of applying this at a senior level. You'll bring substantial, recent and wide-ranging clinical experience, plus a good grasp of different assessment techniques. Your expertise and character will give you natural gravitas and the confidence to advise at senior levels. But to excel in the role, you must be comfortable with a fast-paced setting. You'll need the energy to write reports, design training and assist with high-risk casework to meet quick turnaround times. And you should also enjoy networking and work well both independently and as part of a team. Resilient and digitally literate too, you'll thrive on new challenges and bring innovative ideas into our team. You will show a readiness to engage in continual learning, and an established interest in coaching others' through their own professional development too.


Our roles are as individual as you are. Find out more and apply via our website, please click the Apply Now button below.

To apply to MI6 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.