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Clinical / Clinical & Forensic Psychologist - Neuropsychiatry

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £44,342 - £57,383 dependent on experience

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Clinical / Clinical & Forensic Psychologist


Northampton, Northamptonshire


Salary: £50,798 - £57,383 dependent on experience

             £44,42 - £50,798 (Newly qualified or soon to qualify)

Role will be suitable for an experienced Clinical / Forensic or Counselling Psychologist or a Clinical / Forensic or Counselling Psychologist due to gain HCPC Registration in the next 6 months

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s is the UK’s largest mental health charity and a unique provider of specialist care in mental health, learning disability and neuropsychiatry. Based across our three sites (Northampton, Birmingham and Essex) and our Community Partnership Division supporting hundreds of people in the community, we aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. As a Charity, our independence means we can always put patients’ and service users’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

This post offers an opportunity for a newly or recently qualified Clinical or Clinical & Forensic Psychologist to join the Psychology Team within our Neuropsychiatry Division in Northampton.  Across the Charity, you will join a large team of around 20 Consultant Psychologists and 50 other Registered Psychologists working within 9 Divisions.  In Neuropsychiatry, there is a team of 5 Qualified Psychologists, 8 Assistant Psychologists, and 1 Trainee Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP). We also usually have several undergraduate psychology students and Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement

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.

The Northampton site hosts services that include: Neuropsychiatry (including Acquired Brain Injury, Progressive Neurological Conditions – Dementia and Huntington’s Disease, and Women’s Older Adult Secure Care); Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (including PICU); Learning Disability; Autism; Medium Secure Forensics; CAMHS; and Community Partnerships, as well as our Academic and Research & Innovation Centres, offering great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future.  The Northampton site has facilities linked to our vocational service, Workbridge, such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork and ceramics workshop, all co-staffed by St Andrew’s staff and patients, as well as community-based service users. Other facilities include gyms and swimming pools for patients and staff to use. These are located within over 150 acres of beautiful grounds (please see link below for more details).

The Person

 We would like to recruit a Clinical Psychologist who has:

  • Experience of, or a post-qualifying interest in working with people living with neurological conditions (e.g. acquired brain injury and/or neurodegenerative disorders such as Dementia and Huntington’s Disease).
  • Experience of working systemically within an inpatient setting with people presenting with behaviours that challenge and risk. 
  • HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Candidates will have the necessary skills and competencies to fulfil the job description associated with the post.
  • Desire to apply your skills and expertise by providing clinical and risk assessments for our patients, and to collaboratively develop formulations, plan and sequence psychological interventions, and consult with the wider clinical team to enable patients to progress to the least restrictive environments.
  • Desire to further develop, for example, to become an APT RAID Tutor, a Dementia Care Mapper or obtain the QiCN. 
  • Experience supporting strategic development of older adult or neuropsychology services.

The Service 

Our patients are adults presenting with behaviour that challenges and/or forensic risk. The successful applicant will be joining a well-established Psychology Team which offers professional support and a wide range of expertise, and includes a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Clinical and Clinical Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, and Psychology Doctoral Trainees, Masters and Undergraduate Students on placement and Volunteers.

Psychology is highly valued within the Neuropsychiatry Division and is embedded within a multi-disciplinary approach.  You will be joining colleagues from Nursing, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Social Work. We are seeking keen team players with an interest in neurobehavioural rehabilitation (pioneered in our service since the 1980’s), who can also  adopt a person-centred approach to care, and a recovery focus towards rehabilitation and optimising each person’s progress through treatment.

We will provide training and supervision

You will be able to access excellent opportunities for continuing professional development, including engagement with our Academic Centre and research teams; attendance at our weekly CPD events that are delivered by a range of internal and external experts in their field; and you will join a large network of experienced clinicians working across our inpatient and community services.


The post attracts a competitive salary, a sickness policy on a par with the NHS, 41 days annual leave including Bank Holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, a cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more.

To discuss this opportunity


Please contact Dr Keith G Jenkins, Lead Psychologist & Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at or call 01604 616459