Registered Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Registered Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wrexham
Salary: £34,212 to £41,056
Job Published: March 21, 2018 09:24

Job Description

Forensic Psychological Services, HMPPS in Wales, is seeking Registered Psychologists to join our expanding team, particularly in North Wales, where there will be the opportunity to be based in the UK’s newest and largest prison, HMPS Berwyn.

Our Psychologists have the opportunity to work with a diverse offending population across Wales’ public sector as well as in the National Probation Service settings in the community.

We undertake complex risk assessments and interventions, develop and deliver training, oversee research and provide consultancy to a range of stakeholders, working closely with partners from Welsh Government, NHS, Police and Crime Commissioning, Youth Justice and academia.

We provide opportunities for our staff to be involved in innovative projects, developing the scope and impact of our work and all of our Psychologists benefit from ongoing training and developmental opportunities.

The job holder will be working with people who have offended, and a range of staff in both custody and community settings, and applying their competence in the area of psychology to reduce the risk of harm and of re-offending by undertaking a range of work including risk, personality and cognitive assessments with people who have offended, delivering a range of accredited interventions, conducting research, providing consultancy and delivering training for a range of staff and managers in both custody and community settings. This is a non-operational and non-rotational prisoner facing job.

This job holder will be able to provide designated support and supervision to trainee Psychologists.

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • The jobholder will be a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council and eligible to use a protected title such as Forensic. 
  • We welcome applications from HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologists as well as Registered psychologists from other disciplines with relevant forensic experience. They may also be a Chartered Psychologist and Full member of the appropriate division of the British Psychological Society (BPS) if the post requires it.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

To find out more or apply for this vacancy please visit; follow the link ‘Apply for a Job’ and search reference 16496.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 6th April 2018 at 23:55pm