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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Up to £45,000 FTE dependant on experience


22 - 37.5

Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is a 140 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabiltation and open recovery wards  situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen to work across our Female PICU and Mixed Acute wards.


The successful candidate joining our service will be expected to provide:

  • A specialist service to people with a mental disorder/personality disorder through developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments, formulating plans for their psychological treatments
  • Implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups as per NICE & best practice guidelines.
  • To provide specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision as required

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with people with complex mental health needs, where psychosis and severe interpersonal difficulties are part of their presentation and be familiar with working through a trauma informed lens to understand what has happened to in the life of the individual and to use evidence based interventions to alleviate distress.


Working alongside colleagues, the candidate will offer specialist psychological assessments, formulations and brief interventions.


Suitable candidates will have completed training in clinical/counselling/forensic psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or have completed training and be qualified in a psychological therapy (e.g. CBT, psychodynamic therapy) and be accredited or accreditable with the UKCP, BABCP or BACP. To have completed training to Masters level or have a core profession e.g. RMN or OT. 


There are excellent CPD and training opportunities for employees within this service, and funded and accredited training opportunities will be available and agreed as part of the role (subject the completion of a probationary period). Attendance at national conferences and research interests are also encouraged.    


We welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists or those who are due to qualify in the Summer of 2022. We will also consider applications from those wishing to work part time.


For informal discussions about the post contact Dr Rebecca Brewann (Head of Psychology) on (01763) 255700 or

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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