HCPC Registered Forensic and Clinical psychologists

Job Title: HCPC Registered Forensic and Clinical psychologists
Contract Type: Flexible
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Freelance is competitive / employed is dependent upon experience
Job Published: December 10, 2020 00:01

Job Description

Connect Psychological Services (CPS) are expanding their team of HCPC Registered Forensic and Clinical psychologists (with forensic experience), ideally with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. CPS are also looking to employ a psychologist, on a full or part-time basis, and would welcome expressions of interest.

  • CPS receive referrals for assessments throughout the UK.
  • Associate work is flexible and can be undertaken around existing employment and/or commitments, closer to home or further afield, with overnight accommodation expenses paid.
  • The primary purpose is to provide independent psychological risk assessment reports in predominantly prison and immigration law cases, although we receive referrals in criminal, family and mental health law.
  • When requested you will be required to give evidence regarding your psychological assessment report (e.g. parole board review hearing, immigration tribunal hearing).
  • You will be comfortable undertaking a range of assessments such as HCR-20, RSVP/SVR-20, SARA, IPDE, PCL-R and WAIS-IV and completing parole reports. Ideally you will possess good awareness and knowledge of the Offender Personality Disorder pathway, services within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (although not essential) and the experience and ability to make good clinical formulations of offenders with complex needs.
  • You will evaluate and make recommendations about risk/treatment/progression taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, level of risk, treatment need and services/plans available.
  • You will be organised and able to work independently to deadlines producing reports to a high standard with effective time management and administrative skills.

What we offer:

  • CPS provide peer supervision and mentoring throughout the duration of a case from referral through to submission of the report, and in preparation for giving evidence, if required at a hearing.
  • At no point do associates feel like they are working in isolation; you will feel supported, valued and part of a team.
  • Peer supervision is predominantly undertaken by CPS Director and Clinical Lead, Gemma Clarke. Gemma has a wealth of experience gained in both the public and private sector before establishing CPS in 2014.
  • The CPS associate team, whose knowledge base can also be utilised, comprises forensic and clinical psychologists with a variety of specialisms, as well as neurodevelopmental disorder specialists and a registered mental health nurse.
  • Associates have access to a library of resources to help them in their role, as well as assessments.
  • CPS provide administrative support throughout the duration of the case ensuring associates have all of the information they need.
  • CPS also provide CPD opportunities.
  • Payment terms can be flexible to suit you; offering an immediate settlement scheme if that is your preference.

If you are interested in joining the team, please send your CV to and we will provide you with a registration pack, which includes information about the company, nature of referrals received, fee structure and payment terms. Also, if you have any questions about the role and/or nature of the work, and what it is like working for CPS, please get in touch. You can view our website on