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Title: Head of Programmes – Men’s Service, Northampton
Employer: St Andrew's Healthcare
Description: Ref: WEB 1967

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours (the nature of the organisation may require working outside of normal weekly hours).

The Men’s Service is part of St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton and provides recovery focussed interventions for 275 Service Users with complex needs in medium, low secure, locked and open settings. 115 of the beds opened in 2010 and are provided in a purpose built medium secure hospital, William Wake House. The Charity is continuing with its plans to further develop our bespoke services and buildings to better meet the needs of our Service Users. We are committed to furthering rehabilitation and recovery through a multi-disciplinary team approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Consultant Psychologist to ensure the provision of high quality psychology services to Service Users and lead the service in the development of comprehensive treatment programmes. You will work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service and to ensure the provision of high quality therapy services. You will be expected to carry a clinical caseload, which is commensurate with this level of post.

You will manage a team of people and you will need to ensure that they are working effectively to meet the needs of our Service Users and receiving clinical and professional supervision as well as supporting all psychology staff through professional appraisal, and the identification of CPD needs.

A positive, person centred approach towards working with this client group are essential, together with enthusiasm, initiative, strong team working skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience of working in a secure environment is essential.

To attract the right candidates we offer competitive salaries and flexible conditions of service including excellent opportunities for continuing professional development. The successful applicants will be joining a well established psychology network that offers professional support and a wide range of expertise.

* Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology equivalent.
* Clinical or Forensic Psychologist.
* Evidence of CPD as recommended by BPS.

For informal enquiries, please contact Lesley Collins, Service Director [email protected]

In order to apply, and view the job description and person specification please visit our website at

All positions within St Andrew’s are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Unless specifically commissioned in advance, St Andrew’s Healthcare will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

Please quote the relevant reference number on all correspondence relating to these vacancies.

Closing Date: 21 December 2012. Interviews scheduled for 10 January 2013

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email in due course

The charity has a commitment to the future of mental health care. The St Andrew’s Academic Centre at Northampton, part of The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, is dedicated to world-class research and teaching. St Andrew’s works closely with the University of Northampton and other leading universities in training mental health professionals for the nation.

Our benefits include: Group Personal Pension Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Perkz (online benefits scheme)

St Andrew’s Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No 1104951
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: circa 70k depending on experience, plus £8,500 car allowance.
Location: Midlands - East
Closing Date: 21/Dec/2012
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Further Details
Contact Name: Lesley Collins
Title: Service Director
Contact Email Address: [email protected]

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