Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £41,098 - £48,000 depending on experience
Job Published: May 23, 2019 10:06

Job Description

Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist - Consultancy Service

ASD assessment service across Coventry and Warwickshire

12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Location: Northampton, some travel required

Career Level C - Expert / Manager (NHS 8a)

Salary: £41,098 - £48,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full time or Part-time


The Consultancy Service

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled team of psychologists where you can use your skills across a range of clinical populations?  Our ASD diagnostic service for school age children across Coventry and Warwickshire is growing, so if you are a proactive Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist with a strong client-focus, excellent communication skills and a “can-do” attitude, we are looking forward to welcoming you into our team.

The Consultancy Service is part of St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the leading Mental Health Charities in the UK, that specialises in developing and delivering community based services.  We currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, an Expert Witness Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics and student counselling clinics at Universities. We also provide case consultation and reflective practise for Children’s Homes as well as running teaching sessions at schools, universities, care homes and local businesses on a variety of topics including mindfulness and stress management.

Over the past 12 months we have been working with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust to deliver an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic service for school age children and due to demand for the service, we are seeking another enthusiastic psychologist to join our team to provide this service with other clinicians.

Whilst the majority of the role will be to support the ASD service, we will also consider applications from psychologists who have the relevant experience to work in our private therapy clinic or Veteran’s Complex Treatment Service if desired. 

The Role and Person

You will be able to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. You will be eager to take ownership and responsibility for delivering your work and will be self-driven, results-oriented and be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills.

You will be encouraged to develop your strengths and skills through a robust structure of clinical supervision and opportunities for professional development.   St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development so you will also have access to peer support from the wider Charity, as well as regular CPD events. 

Although the Consultancy Service offices are based in Northampton, the post holder will also be required to deliver psychological services away from this base introducing variety to the structure of your week. Specifically, you will be required to conduct assessments in clinic locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.  Due to the travel required, a full driver’s licence is essential. However, in return, you will also benefit from having the flexibility to work from home when appropriate to do so.   You will also be supported to develop your role within our service according to your specific strengths and areas of professional interest.

In order to be eligible you will need to be registered with HCPC and the BPS.

ASD diagnostic experience is essential using the Autism Diagnostic but further training will be offered to develop your skills in this area. 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of working successfully with a varied child and adult population with a wide range of mental health needs. You should have the clinical and interpersonal skills to independently deliver, to the level of excellence, psychological assessment and treatment in a variety of modalities.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sophie Littler, Principal Clinical Psychologist on 01604 616 742 or email

Closing date: 16th June 2019

Interviews are scheduled for 21st June 2019 with some flexibility if required