Consultant Psychiatrist (Central Adult Community - 1 WTE)

Norwich, Norfolk
10 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A great place to work, a great place to live

Adult Community and Inpatient Acute wards in Norwich continue to develop, leading to the opportunity for a community based Consultant Psychiatrist.

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package?). 

NSFT is the main provider of specialist mental health, psychological therapies, drugs and alcohol and learning disability services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million, across seven CCGs, with an annual turnover of £220m.

Top reasons to come and work in Psychiatry in Norwich/Norfolk: 

  1. £10,000 recruitment premium* and up to £5,000 relocation package upon commencement in post.
  2. According to a study by uSwitch, Norfolk is one of the top ten places to raise a family in the UK.
  3. Quality of living for doctors working in Norwich is high with areas of outstanding beauty and access to the culture and charm of this county. The city of Norwich is wonderful to explore and experience. Its phrase ‘see, shop, eat, stay’ is so very true. (London is closer than you think, 1 ¾ hours)
  4. Significant financial investments services, including an award winning police liaison services, further developing mental health A&E liaison and an enhancement of Sct 136 facilities to provide an improved experience for service users.
  5. Part time or dual role applications welcomed, including flexible working patterns.
  6. There are numerous teaching opportunities available at the medical school, University of East Anglia.
  7. NSFT is leading on numerous studies to support the development of research and evaluation. The service is well connected to national and international academics in the field.
  8. The opportunity for Consultant Psychiatrists to continue to present and exchange ideas with other key opinion leaders within the UK and overseas.
  9. We will support the training, study time and costs associated with achieving article 14 and RC/AC status.
  10. Strong partnership working with other third sector providers and stakeholders.
  11. Protected time of 25% SPA per week 

NSFT place a strong emphasis on Recovery - we set up a Recovery College in October 2013 to empower people with mental health problems to become experts in their own recovery. The Recovery College provides a range of courses and workshops to service users, carers and members of staff to develop their skills, understand mental health, identify goals and support their access to opportunities

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join one of our New Community Mental Health Teams in North Norfolk. 

Our community mental health services have recently completed a program of transformation, after careful consultation with service users, General Practice colleges and front line staff.

This has resulted in improvements to clinical leadership, better team working, and a more productive working relationship with primary care

The Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Team Leader and Nurse Specialist will work closely together, to provide high quality care and deliver the Trusts Clinical Strategy.

The successful applicant must have a thorough understanding of the principles of Recovery and demonstrate a positive attitude to working with people with complex mental health needs and their carers.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC, possess a licence to practise and the consultant post holder must have S12 (2) approval. The post holder must also have an entry on the GMC Specialist Register (CCST) in General Adult Psychiatry for the General Adult Community Post (or within three months of completion of CCT).

Interviews are due to take place in the week commencing 4 June 2018.

An initial Skype interview is available for overseas candidates.

If you think this could be for you, we would like to invite candidates to spend time with the team prior to interview, getting know them and the Service they provide to the community and stakeholders.

*external candidates only

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit for the consultant position, we would encourage you to contact Pete King, Deputy Service Manager, 01603 421224.

Alternatively, please click the apply button.


Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). 

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. 

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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