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Highly Specialist Clinical Forensic Psychologist'

Job Reference: 222-SF-162

West London NHS Trust
Add Prof Scientific and Technic
Psychology, SOUTHALL
£42,414 to £49,969 pa Plu

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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Forensic Women’s Clinical Psychology Service






Highly Specialist Clinical or Forensic Psychologist


Band 8a 1.0 WTE






An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, who is passionate about working with women who require secure care, to join the Women’s Forensic Service within the West London Specialist and Forensic Service. This is a full-time post based on the Medium secure wards in The Orchard Unit.




West London NHS Trust provides a broad range of forensic mental health care in adult male, female and adolescent services, across high, medium and low security settings, as well as in a community and court diversion setting. The trust provides specialist forensic mental health care across eight boroughs in North West London, in addition to national enhanced medium and high secure services.




The Orchard Unit is a purpose built women-only medium secure unit, where the emphasis is on relational security. It provides a twenty bedded national Women’s Enhanced Medium Secure Service (WEMSS) and twenty five medium secure (MS) and fifteen low secure (LS) beds for patients from North West London. You will work within the Medium secure wards with a warm, supportive and experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team. Within the Orchard we provide secure care for service-users, who have complex needs related to serious mental illness, personality disorder and offending behaviour, and we are committed to providing high quality, evidence based interventions within a recovery framework.




Working within the Women’s service will provide you with the opportunity to work within the country’s largest NHS provider of female medium / low secure services with women with diagnoses of personality disorders and /or mental illness who have a history of either offending or high risk behaviours. You will be responsible for providing a high quality psychology service to 2 ten-bedded medium secure wards. As such you’ll be able to utilise varied skills in assessment, formulation and group and individual evidence-based intervention tailored to meet the challenging needs of the inpatient client group. The service is committed to Continual Professional Development to support you in developing your skills in working with women with complex needs.




You’ll be part of a small but dedicated psychology team providing you with regular support and supervision as well as the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities and work with innovation and creativity. You will also have regular contact with a wider network of thirty psychologists and psychological therapists working across the West London Forensic Services to share learning and ideas, in addition to established monthly peer supervision meetings for band 8a psychologists. There are also many opportunities to work jointly with Arts Therapists, Family Therapists and the Drug and Alcohol Support Service. The service has excellent links with clinical and forensic training and MSc courses providing the potential for teaching, research and supervisory opportunities.




This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an HCPC registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist who has an interest in carrying out immensely interesting and rewarding work with women in a secure setting. We welcome applications from highly-motivated and resourceful individuals who can demonstrate strong skills and/or interest in working with women with complex presentations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact Dr Emma Foster, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist on 020 8483 2066 / 2195 or .

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

UK Registration

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

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