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Clinical or Forensic Psychologist




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£40,000 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

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We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

A permanent full-time psychologist position has become available following a recent internal promotion on our Male Mental Disorder Service. You will join a large and supportive Psychology Department of seven psychologists, three assistant psychologists and a part time art therapist. We believe that investment in the development of our psychology team through CPD is essential. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop professionally and contribute to the existing recovery and rehabilitation model within the established care pathway of the Hospital.


Our Registered Psychologist on Male Mental Illness Service (LSU) role involves:

• To provide a specialist psychology service to people with a diagnosis of a mental disorder

• To undertake specialist structured, semi-structured and standardised psychological assessments

• To develop specialist psychological formulations based on assessments

• To formulate plans for patients’ psychological treatment

• To implement specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups

• To contribute to specialist centralised group programmes such as substance misuse

• To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Hospital’s policies and procedures.

• To provide clinical supervision to assistant and trainee psychologists as required.


To be successful as a Registered Psychologist on the Male Mental Illness Service, you’ll need:

• To be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist

• To have some experience of working in conditions of low, medium and/or high security which will be desirable

• To have training in clinical and psychological psychometrics

• To have training in two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology

• To have skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.

• To have skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment to inform the psychological formulation and intervention.

• To have well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information

• To have some experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.