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Clinical or Forensic Psychology




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£48,168 full time equivalent (pro rata salary £28,906.42)



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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.

Role Description

This position is on our Low Secure & Recovery/Rehabilitation Services comprising open and locked units for male and female patients. You will join a large and supportive Psychology Department of 5 psychologists, one trainee forensic psychologist, three assistant psychologists and a part time art psychotherapist. Description of a current psychology team member’s experience of working at Kneesworth: “Kneesworth is set in a beautiful environment, its open, surrounded by trees and shares boundaries with farm land.  The Psychology team provides a space to be open, creative and supported as well as being challenged.  The broad skill set and variation in the team allows for insight informed from different theoretic models and lively debate.  The work is demanding and challenging with a supportive direct group and broader hospital group.  Thank you for making this available.” We believe that investment in the development of individuals through CPD is essential as evidenced by agreed training over the recent past e.g. EMDR, ADOS/ADI-R, Narrative therapy, ACT and Schema Therapy. 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. Newly qualified psychologists and trainees who are about to qualify are welcome and invited to apply.


The psychologist on our Low Secure/Recovery & Rehabilitation Service will be expected to provide a specialist psychology service to people with a mental disorder through developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments, formulating plans for their psychological treatments and implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups. To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. To clinically supervise assistant and trainee psychologists as required.


You will have experience of working with people with a mental disorder including those with a diagnosis of personality disorder and/or a diagnosis of a severe mental illness. You will have experience of and/or an interest in working with this patient group in a forensic setting. You will be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.


For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the Hospital, please contact Dr Peet Botha, Head of Psychology Department, on Tel: 01763 255700 Ext 3209, Work Mobile: 07464672425 or Email:

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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.

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