Principal Clinical, Counselling, Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Principal Clinical, Counselling, Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Essex
Salary: £52,306 - £60,983 plus HCA pa
Job Published: January 21, 2020 11:04

Job Description

Principal Clinical, Counselling, Forensic Psychologist

Salary: £52,306 - £60,983 plus HCA pa

Hours: Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Contract: 18 month secondment/Fixed Term Contract

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

Our services include:

Mental health services

We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

We are looking for a Principal Clinical, Counselling, Forensic Psychologist to be part of a ground-breaking new team, improving the lives of forensic mental health service users.

EPUT has been chosen by NHS England to pioneer a new approach to support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals to improve quality of life, reduce inequality, and give hope to people who may have been detained for many years. It also saves significant expenditure on hospital care, which can be reinvested into community services. The new team will work to transition service users out of secure settings, and support their ongoing recovery in the community.

This role is a rare chance to be part of shaping a new service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career.

The team will cover the geographical footprint of the county of Essex which will include the unitary authorities of Southend on Sea and Thurrock. EPUT currently provides in-patient forensic mental health service within this area with 117 beds across two sites, Brockfield House in Wickford and Edward House in Chelmsford.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Post graduate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical or forensic fields of psychology
  • HCPC registered, and eligible for registration with a professional clinical body (BPS).
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client’s psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified psychologist and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;


  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762 per annum).



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

For further information including full person specifications, job description and to apply, please click the Apply Now button below.

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Job Reference: 364-A-1723