Forensic Psychologist

Leicester | Other

Forensic Psychologist - HMP Fosse Way

Leicestershire, LE18 4TN

Band 4          

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at Serco we are looking for a Senior Forensic Psychologist to join our new, state of the art prison - HMP Fosse Way

Under the line management of the Head of Psychology Services, you will identify and deliver evidence-based assessments, formulations and treatment, contributing to the effective risk management of both determinate and indeterminate sentence prisoners.  The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in promoting and developing psychological services and Rehabilitative Culture throughout this new prison and when working with or within other Serco contracts. The individual will be a positive culture carrier, working effectively and supportively within teams, inspiring and promoting effective change. This post will suit someone who enjoys direct psychological contact, working alongside prisoners who present with a range of complex needs. Emphasis will be placed on providing high quality forensic risk assessments and interventions, providing consultancy to other professionals, providing advice and input into multi-disciplinary meetings (for example Safety, MAPPA or Offender Personality Disorder pathway advice) and providing designated support and supervision for the Forensic Psychologists in Training (FPiTs).

The post holder will be working with prisoners and staff and applying their competence in the area of Forensic Psychology to reduce the risk of harm and of re-offending in offenders. They will have responsibility for assisting in enabling the delivery of an effective and efficient forensic psychology service to the prison and working in a multi-disciplinary way to grow the Rehabilitative Culture.

Some of the other responsibilities of the SFP are as follows

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments, for determinate and indeterminate sentenced prisoners who are referred to the team. This will be based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi structured interviews.

  • Where appropriate and directed, to design and undertake psychological interventions from evidence-based literature for offenders who have a variety of different treatment and responsivity needs.

  • Provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to offenders' formulations and treatment planning. This will include delivery of or overseeing staff training and consultation in psychological areas of prison practice, for example personality disorder awareness, Being Trauma Informed or professional boundaries.

  • To be an active stakeholder in the Rehabilitative Culture strategy of the prison.

  • Provide supervision to FPiTs in accordance with the British Psychological Society's code of conduct and code of ethics and any University attached to a qualification as appropriate.

  • Ensure each FPiT under your supervision carries out their duties in accordance with job descriptions and specifications, providing support and managerial guidance for people to achieve their best potential.

  • Comply with appropriate training requirements within the establishment and also maintain own Continued Professional Development (CPD) and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


What you will need to do the role


Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and Registered as a Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

You will have significant post qualification experience working in secure settings


On the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAAPS) with the BPS

Why Serco 

  • Meaningful and vital work - We look after around 5,000 prisoners in our prisons and been in the business for 25 years, employ 2,000 colleagues in our 6 custodial contracts so you can guarantee you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives. 
  • A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways. 
  • Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team; volunteer leave; continuous training & development opportunities
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Cycle to Work Scheme Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals
  • The chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion  
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03/02/2023 02:01:00
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