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Forensic Psychologist - HMP Doncaster

Job Req ID:  83224
Posting Start Date:  09-Apr-2021

Doncaster, GB, DN5 8UX

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 


Full Time, Permanent

£39,000 per annum + Corporate Benefits


Here at Serco we’re looking for an eperienced Forensic Psychologist to join us at HMP Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Joining our onsite Psychological Services team at this category B prison, you’ll play a key part in administering the delivery of Psychological Services to residents.


You will be responsible for the line management of Forensic Psychologists in Training and Programmes staff, ensuring that all our work adheres to a code of conduct compliance and BPS guidelines. You’ll also:


  • Undertake any relevant psychological assessments of prisoners that contribute to the safer custody of residents
  • Be involved in the management and delivery of offending behaviour programmes
  • Make decisions regarding the suitability of candidates for accredited interventions
  • Help develop the work of Psychological Services, for example through assessments and group or individual interventions


This is a role that offers variety and contributes enormously to the important work of reintegrating offenders back into society.


What you’ll need to do the role


First and foremost, you will have experience of working with offenders and with carrying out assessments and interventions with a forensic population. We’d also like you to hold:


  • HCPC registration (or be within six months of obtaining it)
  • A Stage 2 Diploma in Forensic Psychology with the BPS OR hold a Stage 1 and have completed the majority of Stage 2
  • If you are a Forensic Psychologist in Training on the Doctorate route you must have completed all practitioner placements and be within six months of becoming registered with the HCPC.


You’ll have knowledge in psychological theory regarding treatment of violent and sexual offending, and be familiar with ‘what works’ literature and of a range of psychotherapeutic treatment approaches.


Comfortable completing parole reports and carrying out assessments such as WAIS, HCR-20, PCL-r, IPDE, VRS, you’ll also be able to work in a multi-disciplinary way and bring a collaborative approach to your work with your team and with the offenders.


For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact Victoria Bleanch - Head of Psychological Services at HMP Doncaster at or alternatively call 01302 760870 ext 130.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence criminal behaviour and lowering reoffending rates.


A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression.


Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team. who believe passionately in the value of our work.


What we offer


  • Pension – 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.




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We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview


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