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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/04/2021.

Band 4 Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93500-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Phoenix Ward Male Forensic Low secure Service Herschel Prins Centre / AMH

The key position of Assistant Psychologist has arisen and we are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual with who can provide assistant to this hard working multi-disciplinary team.

Phoenix Ward is a 12 bed low secure male service which is seeking a motivated individual who will facilitate and participate in the ongoing development and improvement of the Forensic inpatient service. This represents a thoroughly unique opportunity for a post graduate wanting to influence change/innovation and develop practice within this challenging area and be able to demonstrate proven clinical achievement and innovation.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Psychology department to develop the service to deliver evidence-based quality care.

The psychology service is pivotal to the high level of service provided to these client groups.

We are seeking a Psychology Assistant to work with a small and busy team of forensic psychologists. This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to work with the inpatient team of the Leicester Forensic Mental Health Service. Typically the patient group presents with a variety of challenging behaviours and complex treatment issues, including offending, personality disorder, mental illness, substance use and history of trauma.

There will be opportunities for the post holder to conduct assessments, structured interventions and group work under supervision, as well as duties including research and audit and assisting in delivering training packages to other professionals.

Applicants should have experience of working with service users with mental health problems and graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. Experience of working with individuals who present a risk to the public, and who may present with challenging behaviours, is desirable as is experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.

The psychology service is very supportive with regular provision of individual and peer supervision. Strong links are established with local services to enhance the opportunities for peer supervision and support.

Clinical supervision and opportunities for CPD will be provided.

The psychology department has strong links with local clinical and forensic psychologists, with psychologists working in different levels of security, and with local universities.

For informal enquiries contact Forensic Psychologists Dr Mariam Zanganeh and Dr Sarah Bothamley on 0116 295 3020/3021.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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