Clinical Lead

Job Title: Clinical Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Salary: £53,168 - £62,001 pro rata
Job Published: May 21, 2020 11:22

Job Description

NSFT Secure Mental Health Services have been consistently rated "Good" by the CQC and are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Psychologist who will join us on our journey to "Outstanding". Our inpatient secure services form part of a wide and growing  portfolio of services operating in a variety of settings linked to the Criminal Justice System.

NSFT Secure Services offer low and medium secure mental health services for men, an innovative integrated secure mental health service for women, mental health and personality disorder services in local prisons, community forensic services, criminal justice liaison and diversion services and Offender Personality Disorder Pathway services in partnership with the National Probation Service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.8 WTE Applied Psychologist with substantial forensic experience to lead our community Offender Personality Disorder Pathway work. This is a recently created position following the expansion of the existing role to include the set-up and supervision of an IIRMS model, a brief intervention service (LightBulb), as well as a continuation of the existing consultancy role with NPS.

You will be supported by a full time RMN/wellbeing practitioner, two trainee forensic psychologists and an occupational therapist.

You will be part of the wider NSFT OPD Pathway Psychology team and will receive clinical supervision, professional and governance support from within the team. Within NSFT Secure Services we employ a diverse and supportive team of psychologists, including Clinical, Counselling and Forensic practitioners  and the position is open to psychologists from any division that have relevant experience. We are able offer our team members the opportunity to continue to develop their expertise via training and development opportunities in different parts of our service.  The post involves travel to various sites across Norfolk and Suffolk and therefore the ability to drive and access to a vehicle is essential.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills. 

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources. 

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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