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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/03/2019.

Consultant Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: 310-MGP81-1583027

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Lead Responsibility for Community and Belonging
The Fens Unit, HMP Whitemoor, Longhill Road, March
£59,090 - £71,243 pa pro rata

The Fens Unit at HMP Whitemoor

HMP Whitemoor in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Assessment and Treatment Service, for men who reach criteria for Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Service.

The Fens Unit is one of the national high secure assessment and treatment units offering treatment and 70 beds for prisoners who have personality disorder and are at high risk of re-offending.

We are looking for a Consultant Clinical or Forensic Counselling Psychologist with Lead Responsibility for Community and Belonging, to work with a challenging and stimulating client group.

This is a key post providing an exciting opportunity to work within a clinical team at the leading edge of practice in this field. The team consists of clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and prison officers, to provide a therapeutically supportive milieu within which the treatment programme is delivered to prisoners located within a high secure prison wing. This is a strong, enthusiastic team of experienced professionals who are developing an innovative, high profile clinical service for a previously neglected client group. The organising psychological framework for treatment is cognitive interpersonal. Within this model we deliver structured and unstructured therapy groups and individual therapy. All post holders will be responsible for a particular area of service development depending on knowledge and experience. All posts in the unit have excellent opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and receive regular clinical supervision.

HMP Whitemoor is situated in a rural setting near the town of March in Cambridgeshire, only 25 miles from Cambridge. The nearest mainline station is Peterborough with local connections to March and excellent rail links to London.


Benefits include:

  • Free on-site car parking
  • Free gym
  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue Jones, Project Support Manager on 01354 602767.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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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