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G4 - Registered Psychologist, UKPPS

Please see the candidate information pack for more detail.

We are seeking to recruit a confident and resilient Registered Psychologist to join UKPPS Psychological Services. This business area manages risk and vulnerability in a uniquely sensitive and discreet law enforcement context. The application of psychology is a highly valued specialist capability and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to demonstrate their flexibility and innovation working with the Lead Psychologist to develop the service.

The post-holder will be working as a member of UKPPS Psychological Services supporting the delivery of UKPPS objectives by conducting clinical and risk assessments of protected people and providing psychological advice to operational colleagues to assist the management and support of protected people.

We advise that applicants apply discretion in discussing their application with others due to the sensitivity of the work conducted by UKPPS. The successful candidate will receive advice on discussing their role upon appointment.

This role involves frequent UK-based travel and occasional international travel. The post holder will be based primarily in London, although there is some flexibility depending on the applicant’s ability to travel.

Note: The successful applicant will be responsible for managing some areas of psychological service delivery for a temporary period to cover the Lead Psychologist’s maternity leave. After this period, some management responsibilities can be retained by the post holder if agreed following review.

Written enquiries can be directed to csu.psychology@nca.gsi.gov.uk

Key Responsibilities:

• To demonstrate best psychological practice in line with ethical and legal frameworks and professional standards
• To conduct clinical and risk assessments of protected people, developing psychological formulations and risk management plans
• To provide timely and accessible theoretically-based psychological advice to colleagues to assist case management of protected people
• To work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
• Manage security and accuracy of information, maintaining confidentiality and duty of care
• Anticipate and prepare for the future by scanning for ideas, best practice, research findings and emerging trends that will have an impact in the clinical forensic field
• To proactively identify areas for continued personal and professional development and complete training as required
• To design and deliver training to meet business needs as required
• To complete research/audit to meet business needs as required
• To represent UKPPS Psychological Services at national and international events



 

Qualifications

• Registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Post-graduate training (MSc or Doctorate) in applied psychology

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Specialist knowledge of i) psychological theory underpinning mental health problems including PTSD, personality disorder, anxiety and depression, and ii) theories of offending behaviour
  • Assessing clients using psychological methods and translating complex psychological findings into information and advice for non-psychologist colleagues
  • Conducting clinical/risk assessments with offenders, victims or witnesses
  • Developing psychological formulations of complex clinical and risk information
  • Working independently and taking initiative

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Specialist knowledge of i) psychological theory underpinning mental health problems including PTSD, personality disorder, anxiety and depression, and ii) theories of offending behaviour
  • Developing psychological formulations of complex clinical and risk information
  • Working independently and taking initiative