Head of Psychology | Learning Disability Services

Head of Psychology | Learning Disability Service

Learning Disability and Autism or Mental Health Comorbidities

Full Time Opportunity | 37.5 Hours

Salary of up to £68,000 * Could be flexible for the right candidate.

Diss, Norfolk

Are you an experienced leader in mental health or learning disability services with a passion for providing outstanding care?

Do you have a strong background in psychology?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join one of the UK’s leading providers of private mental health and well-being services.

Pop me a call now on 02394214486!


At Compass Associates, we are excited to partner with one of the UK’s leading providers of private mental health and well-being services to headhunt a Head of Psychology. This role will oversee the psychology offerings within one of their dedicated learning disability services, part of their Learning Disability and Autism portfolio, located in the Diss area of Norfolk.

As the Head of Psychology, you will be a key member of the Senior Management team within the hospital. Additionally, you will provide regional oversight for quality improvement and business development for two smaller services located near the main service. You will work closely with the Hospital Director and Medical Director, both of whom also have regional oversight of the other sites. Your responsibility will be to ensure that patient care in the hospital meets the highest possible standards, alongside the Hospital Director and Medical Director.

To achieve this, the Head of Psychology must ensure that both the professional practice and the quality of the psychology department are exemplary. You will be responsible for ensuring that patients admitted to the three sites receive the best possible outcomes from their care, with the overall aim of rehabilitation and community integration.

You will lead a small team of Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists, so it is essential that you possess the qualities of a dynamic leader committed to fostering the development of others. Together with the support of the wider MDT, you will contribute to the development and delivery of behavioural and other psychological interventions.


  • Hold a valid HCPC registration as a Psychologist.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ post qualification experience
  • Ideally be a Forensic Psychologist, however, this is not essential.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence.


Situated in the Diss area of Norfolk, this service provides excellent transportation connections throughout East Anglia, encompassing Norwich, Ipswich, and Bury St Edmunds. It’s important to note that public transport options are limited, so a valid UK driving licence will be necessary.

Salary and Corporate Benefits

  • Up to £68,500 (This is presently under review and is expected to be raised)
  • Professional and academic development. This provider is committed to heavily investing in your aspirations.
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Free on-site parking and subsidised meals.
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Career development opportunities, including the potential for Regional based roles

Contact Details

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact Luke Shaw at 02394214486 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

Compass Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Take the next step towards a fulfilling career by calling me on 02394214486!

Specialist Care

Luke Shaw (MREC CertRP)

Lead Consultant – Mental Health, Complex Care and LD

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