Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£100,381 a year gross per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on a full time basis for a period of 10 months to assist in providing comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services across the rural and urban area of Gwynedd and Anglesey.

The successful candidate will join Gwynedd and Anglesey CAMHS which currently comprises a team of 2.7 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists in addition to Psychologists, Nurses, Therapists and Support Workers. Across North Wales there are 15 Consultant Psychiatrists who support the delivery of CAMHS across the region.

The contract is a standard fixed term full-time 10 PA contract with 7 clinical and 3 SPA sessions.

The post also involves teaching and supervision of specialty doctors and the wider multi disciplinary team, which is shared amongst senior medical staff. Involvement in clinical governance, committee work, and management roles is expected. Study leave, and attendance at the regular departmental meetings will be part of your job plan.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to assist in providing comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services to complement the expertise of other Community Consultants and their teams. There will be opportunities to develop services for children with complex mental health conditions including eating disorders, psychosis, neurodevelopmental disorders and self harm. There is flexibility to develop specific areas of interest and the aim is to develop a service that provides 7 days a week care to children, young people and their families.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further information. These files can be found in the Supporting Documents section.

Person Specification



  • Registration on GMC Specialist Register or Specialist Registrar able to take up post within 3 months of completing CCST
  • MRCPsych.



  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively


  • Skills in social psychological and behavioural therapies



  • Experience of working in community CAMHS settings

Knowledge/ Research


  • Knowledge of Children Act (1989)
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005)

Personal Skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective leadership
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Basic IT skills (essential within 6 months)

Other Requirements


  • Approved training status. Section 12 (2) approval and a willingness to undertake training to become an Approved Clinician. Able to undertake local travel


  • UK driving licence

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board




LL57 2EE

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