The majority of the male estate is organised into geographical teams, where you work across a range of prisons which provide an unparalled breadth of experience, environment and challenge. You’ll be assessing high-risk, complex and diverse cases, undertaking intervention work, consultancy, research, supporting incident management, providing evidence to the Parole Board and other stakeholders, training and development, and once registered with the HCPC, supervising and managing trainee psychologists. All this alongside other staff groups throughout the prison estate.
In some sites, we work on discrete units, so it’s possible to find a role within geographical teams that is more site specific if you prefer. For example, you could join the team in one of our Psychologically-Informed Planned Environments (PIPEs) which operate within the Offender Personality Disorder pathway and are your chance to create a psychologically-informed, safe and supportive environment which encourages the development of people in the units’ care or in one of our Therapeutic Communities.
We have strong links with academic institutions and colleagues across a range of other settings.
Whichever part of the country, client group or specialism you might have, as the biggest single employer of psychologists we are likely to be able to accommodate you.
Wales has its own Forensic Psychological Services (FPS) which works across custody and community as part of HMPPS in Wales.
As a forensic psychologist in Wales, your scope will be broad. For example, you’ll be working with a range of stakeholders or partners such as the Police, Youth Justice Board and Courts.
National Probation Service – Nation wide
Some of our psychologists opt to provide consultancy and support to colleagues within the community, providing expert advice, services and assistance across the country.
Headquarters – London
Here, our psychologists work on a range of areas including the design of accredited interventions, supporting what we do through the use of evidence-based practice and specialisms such as organisational design, staff recruitment and selection, and learning and development.