Clinical or Forensic Psychologist (SM1)

Job Title: Clinical or Forensic Psychologist (SM1)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: Upwards of £41,098 depending on experience
Job Published: October 12, 2017 09:56

Job Description

Experience or newly qualified psychologists will be considered

Location: Northampton

Salary: Upwards of £41,098 depending on experience

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hrs per week

Clinical or Forensic Psychologist in Adult Mental Health and Deafness – Medium Secure.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with mentally disordered D/deaf adults to join our highly specialist Medium Secure Deaf service in Northampton. This role would be ideal for someone established mental health and Deafness, or someone who would like to develop expertise in this highly specialist field. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and will be passionate about working with D/deaf people, as such we will consider a newly qualified psychologist and will give all the training and support needed to be successful in this role and also to build a good long career within St Andrews. Expert supervision from an experienced psychologist with expertise in mental health and Deafness will be provided if needed as will formal training in British Sign Language (BSL). You will also be supported in developing contacts with other psychologists working in mental health and Deafness around the UK and beyond.

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. Ideally, you will have a good understanding of Deaf Culture and be proficient in British Sign Language (BSL) and hold BSL Level 2 or higher, however this is only desirable and full training will be given to the right person with the enthusiasm to learn new skills.

You will have the opportunity to apply specialist psychological skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of D/deaf adults with complex mental disorders (including psychosis, personality disorders, and learning disability) 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 patients 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. You will have the opportunity to work across wards and lead on specialist areas in order to develop your skills and experience and knowledge which will help you develop your career further in the field of Psychology.

St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development and you will have the opportunity to take part and contribute this.


We offer an excellent training, development and progression as well as benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 38 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

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

Dr Alex Hamilton, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for the St. Andrew’s Deaf Service on 01604 608678