Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Flexible
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £55,000 or above depending on experience
Contact Name: Karen Howell
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2021 14:17

Job Description


Terms: Full time hours (although part time/flexible arrangements will be considered). 

Salary: £55,000 or above depending on experience.

One year fixed term maternity cover post (although further opportunities may be available).  To commence no later than March 2022.

Where? Hope House DBT service, Chadwick Lodge and Eaglestone View, Milton Keynes.

Eligibility:  This post is an exciting opportunity for a confident qualified, HCPC registered Psychologist who has strong clinical and leadership skills.  It is an ideal position for someone seeking a promotional Psychologist role (equivalent to an 8b) although applications are welcome from any grade/experience level of qualified psychologist.  Applicants must have current HCPC registration.

About the role:  Hope House is a dedicated Dialectical Behavioural Therapy service for women.  It is one of only a few fully adherent DBT services in the country offering an extensive and highly regarded therapeutic programme through a full pathway of care. 

We are seeking a Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist who can take a leading role in all clinical aspects of the Hope House service, leading and guiding the quality agenda for this pathway.  The Psychologist should have a good clinical understanding of behavioural principles and trauma therapies and be fully conversant with DBT (preferably with British Isles therapist certification).  They will hold senior leadership responsibilities for this service and will line manage Assistant Psychologists.

The postholder will work within a highly skilled and fully DBT trained multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for overseeing the clinical delivery for up to 18 female service users.  The Psychologist will deliver some clinical input, supervision, training, reflective practice and oversee quality adherence.  They will be working within a wider supportive and friendly Psychology Department within Chadwick Lodge.  Assistant Psychologists and Nurse Therapists directly support this role.

Induction and other CPD will be provided as will a range of on site and Elysium Healthcare benefits.

If you would like further information about the role, please get in touch.  Applicants are also encouraged to visit the service and meet the team.  Further details are available by contacting either Karen Howell, Head of Psychology ( , mb. 0750 0013758 or CL. 01908 593000).

Applications/expressions of interest should be made directly to Karen Howell, Head of Psychology by email or post by no later than 17th January, midday or click the 'Apply' link

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £55,000 or above depending on experience.
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and on-site parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts, special offers and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.LI-JD1