Principal Psychologist – job vacancy

This role provides an exciting opportunity for a clinical or forensic psychologist to undertake a fixed term contract, or secondment, to work in the IVY Project for young people who present with complex psychological and offending behaviour problems.

This service reflects an important step forward in providing a service for the most vulnerable young people in our society by utilising a consultation, formulation and direct intervention model to reduce serious offending and to assess and treat the complex emotional, behavioural, interpersonal and offending behaviour problems of high risk young people who are referred. There are many opportunities for partnership working, and, although located in the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, this role has a national profile offering a unique opportunity to further develop this important initiative. You will work internally and externally providing a highly specialist psychology service to service users and you will contribute to the training and support of staff involved in the delivery of services to their service users. Evaluation of this service is critical therefore you will also contribute to service based research, audit, evaluation and development of the project.

The postholder will report to the Practice Development Manager in the Centre for Youth and Criminal justice.

Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for full-time, part time or job share employment on your cover letter. We would welcome candidates from a full range of professional backgrounds.
Previous experience in forensic settings is not essential.

Full details can be found here.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fiona Dyer, Practice Development Manager, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice or Dr Lorraine Johnston, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist/Senior Research Fellow (on 0141 444 8700 or

Applications close 9 August 2015. Formal interviews for this post will be held on 28th August 2015.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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