Forensic Psychologist in Training

Job Title: Forensic Psychologist in Training
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Scotland
Salary: £22,651 - £29,180 depending on skills and experience
Job Published: July 27, 2017 09:29

Job Description

Exciting opportunities have arisen within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) for Forensic Psychologists in Training to work across various locations throughout Scotland, specifically Glenochil, Edinburgh, Polmont, Low Moss and Shotts. You will contribute to a range of functions performed by local psychology departments with an emphasis on prisoner assessments, and the implementation of offending behaviour programmes, all of which contributes to the SPS aims of reducing re-offending and creating a safer Scotland.

The role:

  • Conduct and support the Offending Behaviour Programmes selection process, including completion of assessments, identifying different needs and reporting findings.
  • Deliver and, where appropriate, treatment manage offending behaviour group work interventions.
  • Conduct individual assessments and/or interventions.
  • Present and provide psychological input to multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Manage referral systems to psychology and provide input as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Implement and manage systems for collection and collation of information and data for psychology reports.

The Successful Candidate:

  • Obtained a degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Registration, plus an MSc in Forensic Psychology.
  • You will be willing to work towards a Forensic Psychologist career within the SPS.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to build relationships and solve problems.
  • Experience of working in a similar role would be beneficial, but not essential.

Some of our benefits include: Civil Service pension, generous annual leave entitlement and free onsite parking.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, including full job description and person specification, and to apply for this vacancy please visit the Scottish Prison Service website:

We are committed to your personal and professional development and offer a wide range of career progression opportunities. Closing date: 25th August 2017