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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Senior Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: 285-642-LD

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 The Larches
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is the major provider of mental health services to people of all ages in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, specialist health learning disability services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. There are over 2000 staff working in our Trust. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated care and support to all those using our services. Frontline staff working in the trust include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare support workers, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals (such as psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists).

Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Senior Forensic/Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

37.5 Hours


The Larches” Forensic Rehabilitation Service

Job Ref: 285-642-Ld

Closing Date:13th February 2020



The Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is a specialist mental health trust providing a range of services to people across Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country.

We provide first-rate care to our patients and have been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a recent inspection. Our clinical sites are among some of the most forward-thinking in the country, where teams ensure we are consistently offering patients respect and dignity, high quality care and a positive experience. Our community teams provide outstanding generic and specialist care closer to home, proactively supporting patients away from a hospital setting.

Provided through two key care pathways: Assessment and Treatment to Independence in the Community; and the Whole Forensic Pathway, high quality services for adults with a learning disability form a significant part of The Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust care provision.

Psychological professionals throughout all our learning disability services and across the BCPFT have good links with the full range of Doctoral Psychology courses at the Universities of Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick and Wolverhampton. We have key staff closely involved with Research and Innovation. CPD and supervision for all grades of staff is highly valued. Psychological therapists are thoroughly integrated at all levels in the quality, governance and service development infrastructure of the Trust.

We are delighted to offer this opportunity to deliver a top quality psychological contribution to the clinical and forensic assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of men with a learning disability. Situated mainly within “The Larches” forensic rehabilitation services, the post will also have very active pathway links with, and support from, psychological and multi-disciplinary professionals in the BCPFT Gerry Simon Clinic low secure forensic service. They will be a key partner in progressing service quality and service development initiatives within the Larches as part of the LD Forensic Inpatient Pathway developments. They will also have therapeutic links with the Learning Disability Forensic Community Team in the Black Country and Birmingham.

The post-holder will be a valued colleague in a team committed to multi-disciplinary working with men with a learning disability who manifest highly complex forensic and clinical needs. They will bring to the team a highly skilled approach that combines the best of evidence based clinical and forensic risk assessment and formulation with integrative, client centred, therapeutic interventions, which are offered through both individual and group work, and which are carefully adapted to match the different intellectual as well as emotional abilities within the client group.

The post-holder will be a key member of services which aim to deliver a pathway through care which is highly attentive to relational security; which upholds shared patient-centred pathways; and which clearly formulates and demonstrates forensic and mental health rehabilitation outcomes. The post offers great opportunity for oversight and development of assistant psychological practitioners and trainees working within these services at different times.

We look forward to receiving applications from HCPC registered forensic and clinical psychologists who can demonstrate the breadth and depth of experience and professional development which will underpin this challenging and exciting role.

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be coming together as one organisation through a merger to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on 1st April 2020. Our aim is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible, responsive services and we believe the best way to do that is to join forces. As a bigger trust, we will have the scale to strengthen and even grow some of our services. It will also help us create long term sustainability and enable us to have a stronger voice for mental health, learning disabilities and children’s services across the Black Country. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working with us.

For an informal discussion about this post or to arrange a visit please contact:

Dr. Charlotte-Anne Lloyd, Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 0121 612 8444 or Sharon Magume Acting Unit Manager on 0121 612 8663.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

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The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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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