Careers in psychology

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day. 

Our Psychology department aims to be a benchmark of excellence for psychology services in the UK. We recruit and develop high quality staff, engage in innovative research and collaborate with leading academic institutions.

We cover a wide range of specialist services (for both inpatients and outpatients), so you'll have the opportunity to work in more than one setting. We'll help you develop your psychology career, and offer many opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD).

Roles for psychologists

Our team comprises over 50 qualified and 60 unqualified assistant psychologists across our sites. We have clinical, forensic and neuropsychologists to cover specialisms in secure services for adult males and females, CAMHS, neuropsychiatry and community services.

Pathways of care cover mental illness, personality disorder, learning disability, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions and autistic spectrum disorders.

The Charity’s Academic Department promotes and stimulates research and service evaluation activity. We have co-developed the first Forensic Clinical Doctorate in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. This presents opportunities both for teaching and supervision of trainee psychologists.

Your first year with us

During your first year, you will undergo a Charity wide, profession-specific and service-specific induction programme.

You will be supported through a system of professional supervision and psychology specific meetings that have a dual focus on professional and CPD issues and on effective clinical practice. There will be opportunities for multi-disciplinary and service-specific teambuilding activities. You will be supported in undertaking activities necessary for the maintenance of professional registration.

Opportunities for CPD range from internal weekly multi-disciplinary workshops to national and international conferences.