Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £41,098 to £58,711
Reference: SM1/8a
Contact Name: Piet Snyman
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2017 11:39

Job Description

Clinical or Forensic Psychologist in Male Adult Mental Health– Men’s Mental Health Pathway, Low Secure.

Permanent and 8 month fixed term contracts available

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with adults with mental health disorders to join our Low Secure Ward in the Men’s Service at our Essex site.

Your role with us

You will be an HCPC registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist (eligible for BPS Chartership) looking for an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the exiting practice of clinical or forensic psychology. Experience as a DBT therapist will be an advantage.

You will have the opportunity to apply specialist psychological skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of adults with complex mental disorders (predominantly psychosis, but with other co-morbid conditions) in combination with the application of forensic models to treat and manage risk.

As a ward psychologist you will apply skills and expertise in clinical and risk assessments, collaboratively develop formulations; plan, sequence and deliver group or individual psychological interventions and consult to the MDT to enable our Service Users to improve their mental health, manage their risks and progress to greater independence. You will have the provision of an assistant psychologist to support you in your role.

You will be part of a team of over twenty psychologists, assistant psychologists and psychological therapists based in Essex, Northampton and Birmingham delivering psychological interventions for a diverse patient group in the Men’s Mental Health Pathway. Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days annual leave, life cover, vehicle lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. We encourage motivated and interested psychologists to contact us to discuss this post, and to come and visit us to learn more about working at St Andrew’s Essex.

If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact:

Piet Snyman, Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Men’s Mental Health Pathway on 01604-608631 or

Erica De Lange, Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Men’s Mental Health Pathway on 01268-723944

Closing date: 9 June 2017

Interviews:  Week commencing 12 June 2017