Lead Psychologist

Location: Home Based |
Salary: £72,000 |
Posted: 3 Jun 2024 |
Closes: 24 Jun 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15821

Role Responsibility:


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

£72,000 per annum with excellent Company benefits including Pension Scheme

Home Based with regular travel to our offices throughout Wales


About Us

G4S Community is a leading provider of treatment and support services for people who have unmet needs that contribute towards them becoming involved with the justice system.

We provide services that help people with substance use, alcohol use and mental health. We help people in prisons, courts, police custody suites, probation offices and community bases.

 Our vision is to support people with stability, change and resilience, believing that when people find themselves facing difficulties and challenges there is always a reason for their situation and there is always a future.


About the Role

Managing a team of direct reports you will support the Wales wide roll out of a new Mental Health Treatment Requirement service that helps people who have low level mental health difficulties that are linked with the commission of offences.

You will provide clinical leadership for the service, whilst influencing and being responsible for the work of our team of Assistant Psychologists through clinical supervision and guidance.

You will oversee, advise, practice and give assurance to assessments (CORE OM/clinical formulation) and provide guidance and insight for support and intervention work.

You will support with establishing working relationships with health services across Wales and help support a strong and innovative solution to a longstanding social need. You will also help gather, analyse and report on data for a range of audiences.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference. You will motivate, inspire and lead those in need but also your team.


Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Provide clinical oversight for our small but exciting MHTR Service.
  • Representing the service in professional forums and leading the team on matters of treatment and clinical expertise.
  • To be the senior of two Psychologists working in the service, to provide a lead role and establish a complementary working relationship.
  • Provide guidance to a team of Assistant Psychologists to provide the assessments and interventions for people given an MHTR.
  • Provide the team with support and leadership, to establish treatment approaches, to embed effective methods with sound theoretical basis.
  • Leading on innovative practice around psychoeducation, managing the impact of past trauma and coping with low mood amid the difficulties and challenges of life.
  • Willingness to explore a range of trauma informed treatment models including the Power, Threat, Meaning Framework (PTMF) as a treatment approach for our participant group and to draw in other models as appropriate.
  • Help establish a programme of support and intervention work for use by our AP team.
  • Represent our treatment approach with a range of external stakeholders, helping to establish working relationships with Court and Probation colleagues to support the effective treatment of individuals.
  • Help set up new partnerships with local and regional health and support providers across Wales for follow on support.
  • Help set up a strong working relationship with our management team establishing confidence in role boundaries.
  • Develop a strong understanding of sentencing and support to respond to developments and trends, becoming an anticipatory service responsive to emerging needs.
  • Ensure the service upholds best public protection practice in relation to risks of harm and offending and best safeguarding practice in relation to children and adults at risk.
  • To work with the other MHTR Psychologists to create a strong presence for treatment expertise in the MHTR service and across all of the G4S Community Service suite.
  • Work with all G4S Community managers and practitioners to promote collaboration.
  • To support our work to capture, process and present data accurately and interpret it with insight. Responding to data to improve service performance, to develop services identifying trends and meeting needs, and to demonstrate activity and impact for external audiences.
  • Contribute to written reports for internal and external use.
  • Contribute to the delivery of contractual requirements as agreed in the Contract.
  • Develop opportunities for wider development for the contract.

The Ideal Candidate:

About you

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a dynamic and engaging individual, with significant experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team with a track record of delivering performance to the highest standard.

Some of the key Skills and Knowledge for this role are;

  • Qualified clinical or forensic psychologist with at least four years post qualification experience.
  • HCPC registration.
  • Strong knowledge of psychological treatment and support theories, models, recovery approaches and interventions.
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting people to change their behaviour using psychological techniques.
  • Ability to gather, analyse, present and report on data for clinical and strategic purposes.
  • Employ an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude towards service users.
  • Good technical/IT ability.
  • A positive attitude to behaviour change and a desire to help our communities to thrive.


Leading by example, we are looking for a highly motivated and determined leader, with the ability to be resilient, confident with a tenacious can-do attitude, have the ability to embrace complexity and be a part of a busy and fast paced team.


If you would like a copy of the Service summary for this role please email careersatg4s@uk.g4s.com and we will forward a copy to you.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 3 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 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 3 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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