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Forensic or Clinical Psychologist




Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Set in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is set in beautiful grounds, conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway network and with good local public transport links.

Our unique range of services gives our colleagues the opportunity to develop skills and experience of working with a broad range of mental health conditions across five mental health service lines, across the hospital’s seven wards.

We provide a diverse range of inpatient services, including acute and psychiatric intensive care for adults (including our unique 18-25 year old service), child and adolescent mental health, specialist eating disorder (including day care) and private acute and addictions treatment programmes.  Our multi-disciplinary teams take great pride in delivering personalised treatment programmes to our patients and have established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care.

If you are looking for an employer that’s passionate about supporting your career progression, where you can work as part of a committed, diverse and experienced team, and you share our passion for delivering outstanding care to make a real and lasting difference to patients’ lives, then Priory Hospital Woodbourne is the place for you!

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.


Our Psychologists, as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, enable service users to adapt to any aspect of their life with more independence, confidence and control.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to work with adolescents from an age range from 12 -18 years, which may be either individual or group work, mainly on an inpatient basis with a small outpatients case load. Considering the service user’s and their family's views carefully, you will assess the young person's  psychological needs, devise psychological formulations and treatment plans in conjunction with the Multi-Disciplinary Team.


Your role will contribute in the young person to adapt to any aspect of their life with more independence, confidence and control.


 As part of our multidisciplinary team, which consists of Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses, Counselling Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Family Therapists, Art Therapist, Drama Therapist and Social Workers, you will help the young people to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity.


What we’d like from you:

•           Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology

•           HCPC and BPS registered

•           Proven experience in mental health and knowledge of the Mental Health Act in service provision with young people

•           Patient centric & commitment to delivering high quality care

•           Fine tuned decision making skills

Familiar with a range of psychometric assessment tools tailored to the needs of young people

•           Excellent organisational capability

•           Effective communication skills


What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary

•           Regular clinical supervision, support in developing your CPD file and opportunities to engage in further training.

•           Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

•           Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•           Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           SMART Pension option


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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