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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2021.

Senior Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 333-D-OC-0855-C

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Personality disorder
St John Street Probation Office, Islington
£54,223 - £60,316 pa inc HCAS Pro Rata for Part-ti

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Senior Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist – Offender Personality Disorder Pathway –CNWL & BEH NHS Foundation Trust and London Pathways Partnership (LPP) – Band 8A, 0.5wte

We are seeking compassionate psychologists with interest and expertise in personality disorder to take on a senior role within the newly-formed North-West London Integrated Community Service
(ICS), part of the Offender Personality Disorder provision within London. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to service development and delivery within a project that has a national reputation for quality and innovation. LPP is a consortium of five London NHS Trusts co-delivering
services under the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway programme in partnership with colleagues in the National Probation Service (NPS) and HM Prison Service. LPP provides community OPD Pathway services across the NPS London Division, as well as in prisons within and outside London. The LPP staff group, mainly comprising psychological therapists and clinical practitioners, is among the most experienced teams nationally working with men and women who
have serious offence histories that are linked to their personality difficulties.

The successful candidate will work closely with the North West Lead and NPS partners to provide a psychologically-informed service that aims to support the effective management and engagement of offenders with personality disorders/difficulties whilst they are residing in the community. This will comprise the provision of consultancy (both on a group and individual basis) and training to a range of staff within the NPS as well as to other allied professionals. The successful candidate will also hold
a caseload of service users, who will require comprehensive clinical assessments/formulations/risk management plans, and will contribute to the delivery of intensive psychological interventions across the North West, including Mentalisation Based Treatment, schema therapy or traumafocused interventions. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing clinical supervision to Band 7 LPP
staff; liaising with management in the National Probation Service, MAPPA and other health/criminal justice/third sector agencies as required; and for ensuring the delivery of high-quality services meeting performance, quality and governance standards.

The North West quadrant of LPP is a partnership between BEH and CNWL NHS trusts. The service covers Camden and Islington, Barnet, Brent, Enfield, Haringey, Ealing, Harrow & Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster.

Both Trusts’ Offender Care Services provide healthcare in numerous secure settings and employ a range of clinicians with clinical and forensic trainings. Our teams work within the mental health services in a number of sites, across prisons, IRCs and secure hospitals, with children and adults, men and women and across the range of security categories. The department is large, dynamic and friendly, there is a wide range of available support and opportunities for professional development locally as well as within LPP.

This post attracts Inner London Weighting.

Interviews will be via videoconferencing on 11 October 2021

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rachel Duller (North West London ICS Quadrant Lead) on

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Rachel Duller

Email address:

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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