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Kibble Care and Education, Goudie Street, Paisley, PA3 2LG, PA3 2LG
£14,948.92 - £16,006.01 per year based on 7.5 hpw
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
7.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Fixed Term until 31st March 2024, however IVY has been running for almost ten years and there is potential for contracts to be extended.

7.5 hours per week. This is a flexible role with the vast majority of work being completed remotely from home if preferred.

£14,948.92 to £16,006.01 (£73,748 to £78,963 FTE)

Who are we?

Kibble is a specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people across the UK. Many of the young people the charity cares for have experienced significant trauma in their lives and we provide a safe, stable environment that is both nurturing and therapeutic. With a robust support network and wide range of integrated services, we offer young people opportunities and encourage them to believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and realise their own self-worth.

Job Purpose:

The Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (IVY) service is a specialist psychological and social work service for young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and who pose a risk to others. It offers risk assessment, consultation and management and direct intervention and psychological assessment. The service also extends this support to families.

By providing specialist, therapeutic support, the IVY service aims to ensure young people and the professionals supporting them have access to the best advice, assessment and interventions addressing mental health and forensic risk and needs.

The service provides consultation regarding risk formulation and assessment and these are delivered online and remotely. Extremely high levels of remote working will be considered and applications from candidates nationwide are welcome. We are open to considering flexible working for this role including remote working, secondments and flexible hours.

The consultant will be responsible for providing consultant level psychology input to the delivery and development of IVY the service. 

You will be a senior leader in the service, helping to coordinate the work and providing supervision and guidance for the internal multi-disciplinary team.

The role will involve:

  • Type 1. Chairing multi-disciplinary risk consultation clinics each week, providing knowledge and insight into complex cases.
  • Type 2 and 3. Assessment and intervention with high-risk young people (risk to others).
  • You will provide clinical supervision for the team and provide governance and support on summary risk reports produced by the IVY team.
  • You will help deliver research and evaluation of the project
  • You may represent the project and its services at different forums including conferences.

Main Responsibilities:

Clinical Leadership

  • To chair, lead and support consultation to professionals and service users regarding mental health, risk assessment formulation and risk management. This is the primary role and will take up a high proportion of time.
  • To provide expertise, advice and support to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of the psychological service by all members of the team.
  • To participate as a senior clinician in the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service for clients including advising both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organizational matters need addressing.
  • To provide specialist advice, consultation and training to staff in the team.
  • To provide expert consultation about the care of the client group to forums beyond the consultation clinics e.g. conferences and represent the service.
  • To participate as appropriate in staff recruitment, both in the short-listing process and as a member of interview panels for staff.
  • To initiate and implement service developments and projects within the service.


The service is required to deliver two projects per year and there is opportunity to deliver high impact research.

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS or HCPC.
  •  Registration with the HCPC


  • Further post-doctoral training, research and study across a range of areas, including forensic populations.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups. Able and experienced in maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems.
  • Experience of working with young people who present a risk of harm to others.
  • Experience of delivering professional and clinical supervision.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the young people.

Job Related Skills and Achievements


  • Skills to undertake clinical leadership roles and tasks within the multi-disciplinary and multi- agency contexts in which service users are cared for.
  • Skills to deliver clinical supervision to a range of professionals.
  • A high level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level to colleagues, professionals and lay people, and a high level of skill and ability to foster effective partnership working.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiasm for understanding serious offending behaviour and psychological difficulties, an interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by the IVY service .
  • A capacity to establish priorities and organise workload effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to operate successfully within a team based setting as well as being able to work autonomously.


  1. This job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the postholder at the present time, however, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post.
  2. Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.
  3. The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership. Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.
  4. The successful candidate must be able to participate fully in Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Training and be prepared to put this training into practice.
  5. Appointments will be subject to a probationary period.

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 19th February 2023

​​​​​​​Interview date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023