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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Manzil Resource Centre
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
19/04/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for an experienced Psychologist to be involved in the delivery of psychological health and risk-reduction focussed psychological assessment and interventions within our Thames Valley Pathfinder Team. The Pathfinder Service provides a specialist assessment, treatment and consultation service to Health and Probation Service providers working with individuals with complex personality difficulties who present a significant risk of harm to others. The Pathfinder Team is be based in Oxford but provides a service across the Thames Valley Region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire).

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with individuals with personality difficulties and complex psychological and forensic mental health needs to take up an important role within an innovative Psychology-led assessment and treatment service.

There are continuous opportunities in this post to develop leadership, consultation and liaison and training skills, and clinical expertise and experience under the supervision of senior Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. The post holder will work closely with the wider Forensic Psychological Therapies Team at the Oxford Clinic and will have additional opportunities to develop complementary community skills and experience. In addition, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop special interests and expertise in evidence-based interventions in line with their professional development needs and service objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally within a committed and supportive community forensic mental health setting, as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the service.

The post is full-time (37.5Hrs / 1.0 WTE) at Band 7. Interested candidates are very welcome to make contact for an informal discussion about the post and the role, and to visit the Service.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

John Cordwell, Clinical Lead for the Pathfinder Service (01865 902674) or Jason Jones, Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies (01865 902590).