Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Psychiatrist

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
19 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Neurology, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, with all trust sites adhering to a contractual smoke free policy. We have Continuing Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

Would you like to work in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Disability Trust? Do you want to make a difference in changing people’s lives? If you are passionate about delivering excellent patient care, we are looking for you to join our Consultant/Medical Workforce team. In return you will get to work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities and excellent staff benefits.

Consultant Psychiatrist - Neuropsychiatry

Applications are invited for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Neuropsychiatry (10 PAs including 2.0 – 2.5 SPAs)

The role attracts a competitive salary of £76,761 - £103,490 depending on experience.

This is a post for a Consultant in Neuropsychiatry in the Regional Neuropsychiatry Service at Walkergate Park. This post holder supports the 16 bedded inpatient neuropsychiatry service and outpatient clinic. There are 10 programmed activities (2.5 SPA plus 7.5 PA for direct clinical care).

The role comes with an office at Walkergate Park Hospital and dedicated administration support for clinical duties.

The main responsibilities of the post are outlined in the attached job description.

Why us?

As a well-established and accomplished Mental Health and Disability Foundation Trust we can offer a wide range of support and opportunities including:

    • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
    • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
    • Excellent staff benefits.
    • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements as well as excellent research, teaching and service development opportunities. The Trust is rated as the third most research active mental health Trust in England and has close links with the Institute of Neuroscience (IoN) and the Institute for Health and Society (IHS), at Newcastle University.
    • Flexible relocation package including relocation expenses.
    • Focus on staff health and well-being.

The Trust is located in the North East of England which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks and ancient heritage sites, as well as comprising of three major cities – Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Durham – with their strong and vibrant regional cultures, cuisine and entertainment. We have excellent national and international transport links on the doorstep (Newcastle International Airport) with each city no more than three hours from London by train. The North East is one of the best value regions for housing, public transport and parking in the UK and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and universities.

Closing date: 18th March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you require any additional information please contact Dr Andrew Cairns on via email or 07557325377, alternatively contact Sarah Holder via email or 01670 501 710.

Alternatively, please click the apply button.

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. 

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

After applying on NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, all communication will come via By applying for this post you are agreeing that the employing Trust (NTW) can transfer the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, in this case Trac Jobs.

If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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