Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Peoples Services

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,425 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
15 Jun 2023
Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry (2 WTE)

Full Time, permanent, 10 Programmed Activities per week

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are recruiting two Consultant Psychiatrists to join the Kirklees Old Age CMHT team based at Beckside Court. This role plays a vital part in ensuring our patients live well, in the community and will be an integral role within the team.

The role will appeal to individuals who wish to work in a community team and to be involved in service development. This role will be involved in shaping the future of services within the Kirklees area and the medical education team are keen to work with the appointee to become a recognised trainer.

The Trust is on a journey to become rated Outstanding by the CQC and also to ensure its a great place to work, therefore there has never been a better to time to join, as evidenced by the 23 new doctors that have chosen the Trust in the last 12 months.

What you will get:
  • Medical Mentoring
  • Support to achieve Approved Clinician status
  • Support to obtain CESR in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Weekly academic teaching
  • Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become an appraiser.
  • Generous study leave allowance
  • Generous relocation allowance (if applicable)
  • Advanced health and wellbeing offering, including access to physical health checks.

Main duties of the job

The full advert, job description and person specification for these posts can be found under the supporting documents section.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification for this post can be found under the supporting documents section.

Person Specification



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for Older People / Dual training OR within six months of gaining CCT.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within three months of appointment.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
  • Ability to work in and lead team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post.
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken.
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

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

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Beckside Court

286 Bradford Road


West Yorkshire

WF17 5PW

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