Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,425 to £119,113 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time, 10 Programmed Activities per week

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts LD Psychiatry service is looking to recruit a high calibre consultant.

As a Trust were passionate about helping people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. If youre kind, caring and compassionate you put the person first and in the centre you know that families and carers matter you are respectful, honest, open and transparent you seek to improve and aim to be outstanding and youre relevant today and ready for tomorrow, we want you. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us.

The Trust is commissioned to provide a Inpatient and Community Learning Disability Service to the West Yorkshire & Barnsley ICB, to support individuals with a Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder who display acute behavioral disturbance and to safely manage the ensuing risks. We are looking to recruit a full-time consultant for this service. The post holder will be working in a split role, two and half days in the Horizon Assessment and Treatment Unit and two and half days in the Wakefield Adult LD Community Service.

The full advert can be found under for the supporting documents section.

Main duties of the job

The full advert, job description and person specification can be found under for 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 Learning Disability/General adult psychiatry OR within six months of gaining CCT.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 6 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.
  • Experience working in other medical specialties including general medicine, geriatric medicine and A& E.
  • Experience in working in Learning Disability services.



  • 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.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • 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 CPD.
  • Partcipated in research or service evaluation.


  • 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 improvements, 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


Horizon Centre, Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane


West Yorkshire


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