Registered Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Registered Forensic or Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £41,000 plus package
Job Published: June 24, 2021 14:47

Job Description

Registered Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Medium Secure Mental Health Division


Job level: Career Level C (NHS Band 7/8a)    

Salary: £41,000 plus package

Suitable for an experienced Psychologist or someone due to gain their HCPC Registration in 2021 or early 2022

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

You will join one of the largest specialist mental health sites in the UK and join a team of over 20 Consultant Psychologists and 50 other registered Psychologists based across our 3 sites (Northampton, Birmingham and Essex) and Community Partnership division.  So, there will be lots of support for someone early in their career but great opportunities for experienced Psychologists to progress in the future too.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

The Northampton site also has services that includes; Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (including 2 PICUs), Learning Disability, Autism Neuropsychiatry, Medium Secure, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too.  It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gyms and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful grounds (please see link below for more details)

St Andrew’s Healthcare provides, specialist mental healthcare, transforming the lives of people with complex needs. The charity employs Clinical, Forensic, and Counselling Psychologists, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, and Assistant Psychologists. We work closely with Universities to provide Trainee and undergraduate psychology placements and we support volunteer posts.

Our main work is delivering direct clinical interventions in the form of assessment, formulation and treatment involving individual service users, families and groups. We also provide clinical consultancy, training and supervision and have an active Research Department. Our psychologists have specialist knowledge, the capacity to draw on a wide theoretical base and the ability to devise individually tailored strategies for complex problems.

The role

The post holder will work across a sixteen-bedded male medium secure brain injury ward (Rose ward) and a seventeen-bedded male medium secure working age ward (Robinson ward).  

Relevant areas of expertise are risk assessment, neuropsychology, serious mental health problems and offence focused interventions. Desirable Competencies include delivering: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; behavioural and offence-related interventions; DBT or other trauma focussed therapies. Pursuit of professional interests related to specialist fields are encouraged. The post may involve line management and clinical responsibilities and the post holder will play a key role in implementing formulation driven therapeutic interventions, including those recommended by NICE guidelines.

Rose Ward - Male brain injury – Medium Secure (0.5 WTE)

Rose is a purpose built neuropsychiatry unit for men with neurological and mental health conditions who require neurobehavioral rehabilitation in a forensic environment. Diagnoses include: Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease (HD), learning disabilities, psychosis and personality disorder.  We pride ourselves on managing the most complex cases, as the only service of this kind south of Liverpool. We offer innovative therapy and treatment and have received awards and presented findings via conferences and publications.

Robinson ward – working age males – Medium Secure (0.5 WTE)

The post holder will cover an adult ward with patients who have primary diagnosis of psychotic disorders or major mood disorders, but possibly other co-morbidities. The post may include work on two other medium secure working age male mental health wards, depending on the needs of specific patients and the post holders areas of expertise.


If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Dr Lorraine Childs, Consultant Clinical Psychologist:

Dr Khyati Patel, Principal Forensic Psychologist:

James Farrelly, Recruitment Consultant: or 01604616624