Senior Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Reader in Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Birmingham, West Midlands
£76,761 to £103,490 a year
09 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Psychiatry, Other
Career Level
Consultant, Lecturer
Contract Type
Full Time

Institute for Mental Health – University of Birmingham

Senior Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Reader in Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
2 x full time permanent posts available.

The Institute for Mental Health (IMH) at the University of Birmingham is a newly-formed cross disciplinary institution, building on a history of research and innovation, and a close working partnership with the NHS.  The University is set within a vibrant and diverse city on a beautiful campus, ideally located for local and international travel.

The IMH works to improve mental health services for young people and champion early intervention and prevention, while recognising those with high levels of need may need quality care throughout their life. The strength of the IMH lies in its close collaboration with other academics and researchers, health partners and professionals, and charities and service providers.

We wish to appoint two outstanding clinical academics to join our highly supportive and expanding team, working with us to contribute to cross disciplinary interests, apply for external funding, and develop and lead on research and teaching programmes in collaboration with our allied NHS Trusts.

The appointees will be psychiatrists and have a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within three months of attainment of CCT. They will have clinical commitments at either Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) or Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), part of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWCH), on negotiation and in keeping with candidates’ strengths and clinical expertise.

Forward Thinking Birmingham is a ground breaking mental health partnership established to revolutionise mental health care and give children, young people and young adults up to age 25, the modern service that they need and deserve.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull and to communities in the West Midlands and beyond.  Operating out of more than 50 sites and serving a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.2 million spread over 172 square miles, it has an annual budget of £240 million and a dedicated workforce of over 4,000 staff – making it one of the largest and most complex Mental Health Foundation Trusts in the country.

The successful candidates will also take roles in the teaching programme within the Institute for Mental Health, and the development of our MSc, therefore experience in teaching and education will also be a mandatory requirement.

The appointees will undertake research in Youth Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Computational Psychiatry, or other areas pending discussion, forming networks across the School and wider University.  Research involving the Institute for Mental Health’s interdisciplinary focus on translational cognitive neuroscience, trials, health service evaluation, social policy, philosophy and ethics, and emerging disorders will be encouraged.  There will also be access to other state of the art clinical research opportunities within University space embedded within the Barberry Centre, The Institute for Mental Health, and the Centre for Human Brain Health.

Grade – Senior Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Reader and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Salary – £76,761 to £103,490 a year (salary will be determined on the basis of seniority under the New Consultant Contract)

Please direct informal enquiries through Professor Matthew Broome or Dr Rachel Upthegrove

Applicants are invited to submit their application online to us, via the apply click button by 31st August 2018.