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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/02/2020.

Highly Specialised Applied Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: 348-SS-151A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Ravenswood House
£37,570-£50,819 pa Band 7 or 8A

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialised Applied Clinical or Forensic Psychologistto be part of an innovative joint project between Southern Health and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) in Hampshire. We would be looking for either an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist (Band 8a) or someone who is looking for an exciting and fully supported Preceptorship (Band 7 developing into Band 8a).


This is part of a wider strategy to implement the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) strategy, by supporting probation staff with formulation-based psychological ways of working with offenders who have personality difficulties linked to their offending behaviour. 

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Multi-Agency Personality Service (H-MAPS) is the first jointly commissioned OPD Pathway, Intensive Interventions and Risk Management Service (IIRMS) and Pathfinder service in the country. You will be part of a specialist multidisciplinary team providing psychological formulation, consultation and training to the National Probation Service within Hampshire, with regard to the management of those offenders who have a personality disorder / significant personality issues. 

The service also provides consultation, psychologically informed case management, and intervention to individuals with a diagnosis of personality disorder and high risk of harm to others/offending in a range of NHS and non NHS settings. Intervention aims to expedite the care pathway of offenders in hospital settings and prisons and to support offenders living in the community. The aim is to ensure that treatment and management is psychologically informed through both training and supervision. The role is therefore varied and includes work across all three service lines (Pathway, IIRMS and Pathfinder).

The service is based in Ravenswood House, Fareham, but the work will be delivered in a range of NHS and non NHS (e.g. Probation offices) premises across Hampshire. There is a strong commitment to professional development and an understanding that regular clinical supervision is central to the role. 

For further information / informal discussion please contact Dr Laura West, Principal Forensic Psychologist:   

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

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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.

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