You can find details of current employment opportunities here:

Temporary Principal Psychologist (Grade 7 Principal) Salary: £47,749 – £52,334 (subject to review)

Temporary Senior Forensic Psychologist (Deputy Principal) Salary: £36,448 – £40,072 (subject to review)

Temporary Trainee Forensic Psychologist (Staff Officer) Salary: £29,317 – £31,446 

Temporary Psychology Assistant (Executive Officer I) Salary: £26,413 – £27,544

We are open to receiving speculative applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join the Probation Board for Northern Ireland’s Psychology Department on a temporary basis for potential vacancies that may arise.

The Psychology Department of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland provides many services including: – psychological input into client assessments, pre-sentencing reports, risk management meetings, programmes and interventions, and collaborative work with colleagues in Community Forensic Mental Health Teams. In addition, the Psychology Department is undertaking pioneering work in relation to Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse and Mental Health in relation to the Criminal Justice process and which has drawn interest from Criminal Justice systems around the world.

Application forms can be e-mailed to or in writing to Probation Board for Northern Ireland, Human Resources Department, 80-90 North Street, Belfast BT1 1LD. There is no closing date for the receipt of completed application forms. If, and when, a suitable vacancy arises the completed forms received by that date will undergo a selection process.

PBNI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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