Forensic Psychologist in Training Rugby, Warwickshire £22,176 - £25,344

Forensic Psychologist in Training

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £22,176 - £25,344 |
Posted: 1 Nov 2019 |
Closes: 15 Nov 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8230

Role Responsibility:

Forensic Psychologist in Training

HMP Rye Hill, Nr Rugby

Salary range : £22,176 - £25,344 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Forensic Psychologist in Training to join our team at HMP Rye Hill.  

HMP Rye Hill is situated in Willoughby, near Rugby, Warwickshire and is a category B training prison acting as a national resource for sentenced male adults who have been convicted of a current or previous sex offence(s).

The successful candidate will be required to work within a dedicated Psychology team and actively work towards completing Stage 2 in the Qualification in Forensic Psychology. They must have a good understanding of Offending Behaviour Programmes and experience of working with forensic populations.

Key Responsibilities

  • To actively work towards Stage 2 in the Qualification in Forensic Psychology by completing work and responsibilities across the four core roles; psychological assessments / interventions; research; psychological communication / consultation; developing and delivering training.
  • To complete psychological assessments and attend Parole Board hearings to give verbal evidence as a professional witness.
  • To engage in continuous professional development (CPD) to maintain an accurate and up to date knowledge of research, best practice and key issues within Forensic practice.
  • To attend and engage in relevant training to enable the effective implementation of Forensic practice.
  • To attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary team meetings and provide psychological consultation to staff.
  • To actively engage in regular clinical supervision with a Chartered/Registered Psychologist.
  • To Treatment Manage an accredited offending behaviour programme on a rotational basis to ensure that the prison meets audit requirements and ethical practice.
  • To carry out assessments of prisoners in accordance with accredited programmes manuals to ensure prisoners meet the relevant criteria for interventions.
  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.
  • Maintain effective work systems, ensuring that all correspondence and documentation is dealt with in a professional manner and in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Has completed stage 1 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology
  • Has graduate basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS
  • A good understanding of Offending Behaviour Programmes
  • Experience of working with forensic populations
  • The ability to work independantly and as part of a team
  • An awareness of responsivity issues and how to work effectively with this within a manualised treatment framework
  • Self-awareness and ability to be self-reflective


Desirable Skills

  • Experience in delivering, supervising or treatment managing offending behaviour programmes
  • Experience of clinical decision making for complex cases
  • Experience of completing psycholocial assessments


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.
Please note that this vacancy is subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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