Job summary

We are looking for a Head of Psychology to join our team at HMP Lowdham Grange. As the Head of Psychology, you will deliver ourvision of HMP Lowdham Grange to ensure that the psychological services, reducing re-offending pathways and rehabilitative culture operate efficiently in accordance with our values.

As you willbe leading a team of Psychologists, ideally you will have management experience and becollaborative with your approach to the wider team.

Sodexo are responsible for 6 prison sites across the UK and Scotland and HMP Lowdham Grange is our newest prison that we have just added to our portfolio! The prison is currently operated by Serco, and we will be taking over the contract on the 16th February.

Sodexos vision for HMP Lowdham Grange is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation. Does this sound like something youd like to be part of?

Main duties of the job

You will lead the Psychology and Interventions team and have ownership of the departments strategy, performance and compliance.

This will be a great opportunity for someone looking to put their stamp on our Psychology team and deliver the Psychological Services in a way that complements Sodexos values.Our employees are our greatest asset and are essential to our success.

About us

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence, and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory, and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business. We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Date posted

06 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Competitive Salary

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0036-23-2433

Job locations

HMP Lowdham Grange,

Old Epperstone Road,

Lowdham,

NG14 7DA

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Leadership of the Psychology and Interventions Team and managing relationships between Psychological Services and other Prison departments.
  • Membership of the Senior Management Team of the Prison.
  • Providing specialist advice, input and consultancy to the Prison Management team and across departments.
  • Providing specialist input to the Parole process and other formal stakeholder meetings and processes.
  • Leading risk assessments and management for complex, vulnerable or high risk prisoners.
  • Line management of Senior Forensic Psychologists and Programme Managers within your team.
  • Supervision of FPITs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Leadership of the Psychology and Interventions Team and managing relationships between Psychological Services and other Prison departments.
  • Membership of the Senior Management Team of the Prison.
  • Providing specialist advice, input and consultancy to the Prison Management team and across departments.
  • Providing specialist input to the Parole process and other formal stakeholder meetings and processes.
  • Leading risk assessments and management for complex, vulnerable or high risk prisoners.
  • Line management of Senior Forensic Psychologists and Programme Managers within your team.
  • Supervision of FPITs.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • -Chartered Forensic Psychologist (BPS); Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • -Significant experience post-qualification as a Forensic Psychologist;
  • -Experience in managing people and leading teams.
  • -Supervising Forensic Psychologists in Training
  • -Conducting a range of Psychological assessments, including PCL-r, WAIS, SARA, HCR20, SARN, SRA and RSVP; Writing Parole Reports.

Desirable

  • -Understanding and experience in Offending Behaviour Programmes
  • -Membership of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • -Chartered Forensic Psychologist (BPS); Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • -Significant experience post-qualification as a Forensic Psychologist;
  • -Experience in managing people and leading teams.
  • -Supervising Forensic Psychologists in Training
  • -Conducting a range of Psychological assessments, including PCL-r, WAIS, SARA, HCR20, SARN, SRA and RSVP; Writing Parole Reports.

Desirable

  • -Understanding and experience in Offending Behaviour Programmes
  • -Membership of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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