Principal Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

  • London
  • £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 7

Posted June 18, 2024

Job Description

Currently we have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a forensic or clinical psychologist with forensics experience to work within a 53 bed hospital in the which services in both a forensic setting (male medium secure & low secure) and acute services (mixed sex).

Salary: Up to £55,000

Position: Principal forensic or clinical psychologist

Hours: Full Time

Setting: Forensic

Location: Enfield, London

For this role, you will be responsible for:

Conduct specialized clinical duties for the assessment and treatment of patients.

  • Delivering Psychological Therapies for individuals with personality disorders, mental disorders, intellectual disabilities, and complex trauma, including developing specialist psychological formulations, assessments, and treatment plans for patients with complex cases, and implementing specialized psychological interventions for individuals and groups.
  • Performing specialist psychological assessments of patients through thorough analysis, interpretation, and integration of complex qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Administering and interpret assessments of cognitive and emotional functioning as needed, assisting the multi-disciplinary team with diagnosis, problem formulation, and treatment plan development.
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating treatments for individuals and groups, informed by patient formulations based on relevant theoretical and therapeutic models and best practice guidelines.

What benefits are on offer?

  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free parking at all sites
  • Health and wellbeing support through our EAP
  • Pension scheme with Priory contributions
  • SMART Pensions for increased take-home pay
  • Tax-free cycle scheme with up to 42% savings
  • Salary exchange for latest tech purchases
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Spread the cost of gym memberships with GymFlex

For this role, we’re looking for someone who is;


  • You will be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist and preferably be BPS Chartered.
  • You will have experience of and/or an interest in rehabilitation and the recovery of patients in a forensic setting.


  • To have clinical supervision training.
  • To have training in two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • To have skills in individual and group work and in program 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.

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychology sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS, Charities, Social Enterprises and private sector
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Lewis on 01277 245909 or drop an email to

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