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Specialist Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: 277-1730573-DM

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
HMP Swaleside
£39,570 - £45,772 pa inc


CLINICAL/FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST – Band 7, HMP Swaleside Pathways Service

London Pathways Partnership (LPP) is a consortium of four NHS Trusts delivering services in London and across three prisons as part of the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway programme. The HMP Swaleside Pathways Services are for ‘high risk high harm’ personality disordered offenders from London and the South of the country.  The service involves assessment, formulation, psychological and psycho-social interventions, the development of an ‘enabling’ and psychologically-informed environment, and active service user involvement as well as training, case consultation and pathway management. The service operates two psychologically informed planned environments (PIPEs) for men participating in therapeutic activities and those in a post treatment consolidation phase as well as a separate therapies service. This post will be split across one of the PIPEservices and a newly developed Outreach service for prisoners with complex needs.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist clinical or forensic psychologist with an interest in personality disorder and/or complex care to take a role in the continuing development of the Pathways Services. The service employs a model of ‘joint operations’ and the postholder will work closely with prison colleagues to deliver an integrated service and to develop appropriate pathways through custody and into the community for service users. The post provides numerous opportunities to develop consultation and liaison and training skills and clinical expertise and experience in the delivery of therapeutic interventions with this complex service user group. The postholder will work closely with the wider forensic psychological therapies team at the Bracton Centre, and will have additional opportunities to develop complementary community skills and experience.

The post is open to qualified clinical or forensic psychologists.  

The post will be hosted by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which has a national reputation for excellence, and offers wide-ranging opportunities for mental health practitioners within its teams.

For further information please contact Jake Shaw, HMP Swaleside Pathways Strategic Lead,


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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