Forensic Psychologist Rugby, Warwickshire £40,330

Forensic Psychologist

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £40,330 |
Posted: 18 Feb 2020 |
Closes: 10 Mar 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8639

Role Responsibility:

Forensic Psychologist

HMP Rye Hill, Nr Rugby

Salary £40,330.00 per annum (Pro rata for Part-Time hours)

Full-time (40 hours per week) and Part Time (24 hours per week) positions available


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 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 within a team of Forensic Psychologists to oversee the implementation of accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes, complete Psychological assessments and supervise / line manage Forensic Psychologists in Training. Part and Full time roles available.


Recently qualified psychologists are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities

  • To oversee and supervise the implementation of the (high intensity) Offending Behaviour Programmes.
  • To ensure that treatment integrity and best practice are being maintained and local Key Performance Targets (KPTs) and audit requirements are being met.
  • To assist in the planning and production of annual programme schedules for accredited offending behaviour programmes.
  • To undertake psychological assessments and prepare reports in order to meet offender management and parole board requirements.
  • To attend parole board hearings as a professional witness.
  • To provide clinical input to the local ‘Becoming Trauma Informed’ initiative as part of the Long Term High Security Estate.
  • To provide clinical input to the Care and Separation Unit (CSU) and provide psychological advice and support to CSU staff on the effective working with complex cases in segregation in line with Pathways to Progression.
  • To conduct research where opportunities are available.
  • To provide a range of staff, including senior managers, with psychological support, consultation, training and development in line with organisational and individual needs.
  • 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 and in line with HCPC requirements.
  • To attend and engage in relevant training to enable the effective implementation of Forensic practice.
  • To line manage Forensic Psychologists in Training completing the BPS Stage 2 qualification. Scope to supervise FPiTs completing Stage 2 depending on qualified experience.
  • To ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.
  • To comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • HCPC Registered Psychologist.
  • An understanding of offender management processes and offending behaviour programmes.
  • Clinical decision making for complex cases.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing.
  • Experience of working with sexual and violent offenders and having a good working knowledge of the criminogenic needs of these populations. 
  • 2 years post qualification and eligible to supervise trainee psychologists
  • Previous management experience


If you would like to discuss the role further before applying please contact Amanda Pickering either by email at Amanda.Pickering@uk.g4s.com or telephone on 01788 523300 ext 3117.


When applying please specify if you are interested in the full-time or part-time position.


Please note interviews for these roles will take place w/c 9th March 2020.


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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