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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/08/2019.

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Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 270-TA088-MH-C

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
HMP Littlehey, Huntingdon

The post presents a challenging yet exciting opportunity to be part of a growing psychology department within the Mental Health Team at HMP Littlehey to provide trauma informed care.

The team is forward thinking and supportive and strives to offer development opportunities to all staff. Within the role you would be required to provide 1.1 therapy for trauma and associated mental health difficulties with the residents many of which who have been convicted of sexual offences, work with healthcare professionals within the team. There is also scope to develop and deliver staff training, supervision and consultation, and there are excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary team working. There are also opportunities to get involved in research if desired, and the team has strong links with local universities and academics, as well as established connections with other psychologists within the wider trust.

While forensic experience is desirable for this post, what is more important is a passion and drive to support some of society’s most vulnerable and excluded individuals, and a willingness to work with individuals with complex trauma histories.

Candidates with experience of indirect work (perhaps with a background in learning disabilities work), or experience in trauma services, are especially encouraged to apply. However, we welcome applications from all interested and enthusiastic individuals and will carefully consider all applications received.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal visit or discussions about the post please contact:


Dr Sunil Lad on 07768803884 or email

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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