Consultant Psychiatrist (10 PAs)

Shetland, Shetland Islands
 £78,304-£105,570 per annum
14 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting new opportunity available in our Community Adult Mental Health Team

Consultant Psychiatrist (10 PAs) (Ref:  IRC10375)
Salary Range:  £78,304-£105,570 per annum
Relocation package of up to £8,000 available plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,738 pa

Have you reached the point in your career where you are looking for a new challenge, one which also brings lots of opportunities? Then this post may be the opportunity for you.

Mental Health Services in Shetland are undergoing a period of change and development.   There has been significant investment in the service over the last 2 years with the appointment of a Speciality Doctor, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and an increase in Community Psychiatric Nursing.  We also have a GP with Special Interest in Dual Diagnosis within the team.  The planned departure of our Consultant Psychiatrist means that this post is now available from August 2017.

The Mental Health Services are responsible for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing as well as the provision of primary and secondary mental health care, integrated with social work and social care, to the people of Shetland. There are close working arrangements with mental health services in NHS Grampian, and the post-holder would be expected to maintain those links not only for on and off island service provision, but also for their own development and supervision. 

As the Consultant Psychiatrist, you will provide clinical leadership for Mental Health services within Shetland, ensuring that a modern, responsive service is provided for patients and clients of the service in either the local community or inpatient generalist settings, or via services delivered in partnership with NHS Grampian.

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in the following areas:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Clinical Management/Service Improvement
  • Substance Misuse
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Older Adults

There will be opportunities to be involved with clinical teaching, governance and peer support locally and within NHS Grampian and, if desired, there may also be the possibility to be involved in undertaking research with the University of Aberdeen Medical School.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Bokor-Ingram, Director of Community Health and Social Care, telephone 01595 743087 (email ) or Dr Jamie Hogg, Interim Medical Director on 07876258977 (email )

Closing date: 03/07/2017 with an Interview date in August – to be advised.

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In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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