Principal and Consultant Clinical Psychologists
Salary: £46,385 - £71,789 (pro rata)
Cheltenham (opportunities to work at home, from different locations and flexibly)
Here at GCHQ, we have a clear purpose - to protect the UK, its people, and our way of life. It means we work against threats like cyber-attacks and espionage, through to terrorism and organised crime. It’s complex and unique work. So, our Clinical Psychologists have the chance to apply their expertise in innovative ways. It promises plenty of purposeful challenges.
We’re now expanding our Corporate Psychology and Operational Consultancy Services.
As a Principal or Consultant Clinical Psychologist, you’ll work with an enthusiastic team experienced in transferring their broad clinical skills to our unique setting. With their support, you’ll provide a professional, high quality and evidence-based psychological service within a fast-paced environment. And you’ll work closely with our intelligence colleagues and teams across government.
Depending on your interests and expertise, you might choose to work in corporate psychology, where you’ll support the diverse needs of our people. Or you might choose operational psychology, where you’ll help our law enforcement partners to discover and disrupt criminal activity.
As an experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be confident in your professional skills and committed to scientific excellence, ethical governance and working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Your passion, integrity and pragmatic approach will be supported by your significant research experience and strong scientific background. It means you’re confident critically appraising an evidence base, while understanding how to effectively address any gaps. You’ll also have impressive skills in clinical formulation and risk assessment.
As an excellent communicator, you’ll thrive in a team environment, demonstrate emotional intelligence and adapt your messages for different audiences. Importantly, you’ll be keen to constantly develop yourself and others. With regular clinical supervision, access to tailored training and continuous professional development, you’ll have everything you need to fulfil your potential. Not to mention the freedom to work collaboratively and flexibly.
GCHQ is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates with a disability and LGBT+ candidates.
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Closing date: 21st June 2021
To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have the nationality or citizenship from our approved list of countries. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found here https://www.gchq-careers.co.uk/recruitment-process.html.