Your work will be challenging, varied and of national and international importance – plus you’ll have access to an excellent programme of professional and personal development. As your experience grows, you will have the chance to work across the UK intelligence community (MI6, MI5 and GCHQ) as well as other government departments.
Making behavioural science research, theory and practice relevant and accessible is a core part of what we do. Depending on your skills and experience, you could provide specialist consultancy advice, undertake individual assessments, design and facilitate training, conduct in-house research on threats to national security, advise MI6 policy makers or collaborate with external researchers and international partners.
It goes without saying that you will make a significant contribution to ensuring that our work is grounded in the best available scientific evidence.
This is a rewarding opportunity for experienced psychologists who are confident working in both familiar and unique settings. Our Practitioner Psychologists support Wellbeing, Occupational Health, Personnel security, HR and Recruitment. The breadth of the role, and the high value with which psychological consultancy is regarded, mean this is a post like no other.
The main task is to provide expert advice on the risk and risk management of individuals. You will use a range of psychometric measures to inform your clinical and risk assessments. You will also be involved in the development and facilitation of bespoke training courses. The team use their clinical expertise to engage with, assess and train a diverse range of people who are typically working in challenging roles.
This role requires autonomous clinical risk assessment and decision making, and the confidence to provide consulting to senior colleagues on a wide range of subjects. It’s fast-paced, with quick turn-around times for detailed reports, designing and facilitating training interventions and assisting with high risk casework. If you’re right for the role, you will enjoy networking, be very open to learning and new challenges, and to working with multi-disciplinary colleagues. You will also be highly resilient, digitally savvy and open to innovation.
You will join a well-established, energised and highly stimulated team of senior clinicians with expertise across neuropsychology, forensic psychology, occupational psychology, trauma and addictions. High-level peer supervision is embedded within the team and there are a range of CPD options, including some unique opportunities.
Direct experience in Intelligence or National Security isn’t essential. If you are a competent clinical/counselling psychologist in your area with strong formulation, risk assessment and interpersonal skills, we’ll welcome your application.
We are an all-inclusive employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from clinicians from a BAME background.
Specific skills and capabilities
Preferred additional experience or qualifications
Join us, and you’ll enjoy access to a variety of benefits throughout your career. These include an excellent work-life balance with flexible working hours and a good pension scheme. We also have part-time working opportunities where business need allows. In addition to a fulfilling and rewarding career, we offer a structured environment that offers extensive support, ongoing professional development and peer review.
To find out more and to apply please visit the website.
To apply to MI6, you must be a born or naturalized British citizen, over 18 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.
MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.