Forensic – Band 7/8a

Pulse Healthcare

  • Full Time

Are you a determined and caring Clinical Psychologist with forensic experience?  

A Band 7?8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist is needed in a specialist low secure forensic service in London, for an NHS trust and for an Initial months working full-time hours each week.  

The Psychologist in the post will you provide assessments for specialist psychological interventions / individual therapy based on complex data from various sources to service users in RHS. Sources of data include observations, self-report measures, neuropsychological tests, semi-structured interviews with service users, and professionals involved in the service user’s care and their families.

Responsibilities – 
This full-time substantive post will be attached to an admission ward in the male low secure service. The post holder will undertake clinical and risk assessments within a multi-disciplinary context, and will provide psychological advice and consultation to others involved in service user care. The post holder will have a key role in providing highly specialist psychological assessments and therapy. As well as individual ward-based work, the post holders will contribute to a well-established cross-ward group therapy programme. There will be excellent opportunities to further develop skills of complex case assessment, formulation and application of evidence based psychological interventions. There will also be opportunities to gain experience from across the varied settings found within West London Forensic Service. Psychology plays a valued and integral role within West London Forensic Service. We are committed to providing high quality, evidence based interventions within a recovery framework. The psychological therapies department, which comprises a team of over 30 psychologists and psychological therapists, is well-established and supportive with high standards of clinical supervision and excellent opportunities for continuing professional development.

To be considered for this role, you must: 

  • Hold a relevant qualification at the doctorate level  
  • Be HCPC Registered 
  • Have experience working within a similar setting  
  • Have strong communication and listening skills 

What next?  

If you are an empathetic Psychologist with a strong motivation to help those with moderate to complex mental health conditions, please apply today or contact our team for more information.  

Benefits Include:  

  • Competitive salary  
  • An individual induction on your role and expectations 
  • A corporate induction on company policies and basic duties 
  • Competitive annual leave 
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) 


Not for you but know the ideal candidate?  

If you are registered with Pulse and recommend a friend to us, you can earn £300 per recommendation once they have worked over 200 hours*.  

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List. 

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