Child and Adolescent Mental Health Consultants

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
23 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for two Child and Adolescent Mental Health Consultants in Huntingdon and Cambridge.

1) CAMH Learning Disabilities Consultant in the Neurodevelopmental Pathway (one full time substantive post)

We are recruiting to enhance the neurodevelopmental Multi-Disciplinary Team in Huntingdon following the post becoming vacant.

2) CAMH Consultant in the Core Pathway (one full time substantive post)

We are recruiting to this post which has become vacant. The post is based at the Brookside CAMHS Clinic in Cambridge. The successful applicant will join three other Consultants based at Brookside.

The Trust has a long tradition of working closely with the University Department, Medical School and Health Education England, providing opportunities for Research and Teaching for interested candidates. Cambridge is a great place to stay with reputed schools, a thriving economy, and great transport links with London. It is also renowned for its vibrancy and cultural heritage.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a financially stable and innovative integrated mental health, community physical health and social care organisation that provides services across Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas. Our Trust values of PRIDE (Professional, Respect, Innovation, Dignity and Empowerment) were developed by Staff and Service Users and are at the heart of everything that we do.

The Children’s, Young People’s and Families Directorate is committed to collective and collaborative leadership and the post holder will be part of the new ways being developed of providing management and leadership to the locality team and the wider directorate.

Top reasons to work and live in Huntingdon or Cambridgeshire

  • Rated as “Good” by CQC at the last inspection
  • We have integrated community child health and CAMH services in Peterborough and we aspire to replicate this in other catchment areas
  • We provide 3 specialist Tier 4 in-patient facilities for Eating Disorders, Neurodevelopmental disorders and general child psychiatry
  • We have strong links with the University of Cambridge for teaching and research.
  • There are numerous teaching opportunities available, both at postgraduate and undergraduate level, and this post will attract Specialty Trainee(s) from the East of England training scheme
  • There are 2.5 SPA protected for the post
  • The Trust has well-established staff wellbeing services to promote staff wellbeing
  • Quality of life will be second-to-none in a region that is perfectly placed to provide everything that you need on your doorstep. South Cambridgeshire often figures in the list of top places to live in England.
  • Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire benefits from proximity to a range of first class educational establishments including state and independent schools, colleges and universities.
  • Leisure and sporting amenities are superb and Cambridgeshire has facilities to cater for a vast array of leisure and sporting activities.
  • Reasonable house prices
  • There are first-class transport links allowing you to venture further afield to the cosmopolitan cities of Cambridge and London
  • Cambridge and Huntingdon railway station have direct services to London Kings Cross station - an hour away. They are both situated close to London Luton and Stansted Airports and seaports
  • Fascinating villages, historic market towns and vibrant urban conurbations are set within beautiful countryside, where you can take time out to enjoy an afternoon in the park or a lazy boat ride along the river.

Applicants for the post should have or be eligible for a CCT and eligible onto the Specialist Register within six months of the interview date. Full GMC registration, approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, eligibility for Approved Clinician status and appropriate adult psychiatry experience is required.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.

You will be a qualified CAMH doctor with an interest in:

  • Providing and developing excellent evidence based services
  • Providing clinical leadership to MDT
  • Service transformation

Salary will be pro-rata for part time posts.

For further information please contact Dr Venkat Reddy, Clinical Director on 07775 778557.

Alternatively, to apply, please click the apply button.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for CPFT. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on 0800 0181 990

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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