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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry (Core Team West)

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

Full Time, 10 Programmed Activities per week plus on-calls

Salary �52,530 - �82,400

We're looking to recruit a high calibre Specialty Doctor to work in our dynamic organisation and join our outstanding medical body.

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 you're 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 you're relevant today and ready for tomorrow,we want you.

We have a positive reputation for providing a conducive and supportive working environment and pride ourselves in the excellent collaborative working relationships through the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, to join the Core Team West based at Baghill House in Pontefract.

You will be supported by an experienced and friendly multi disciplinary team including 1.0 WTE Consultant Psychiatrist and be expected to work effectively with the Team to provide a safe, effective and efficient service.

We encourage any prospective candidates to get in touch, if they have any questions please contact

Dr B Wynn Clinical Lead - Tel: 01924 316979 /

Main duties of the job

The job description and person specification for this post 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



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


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



  • Spent a minimum of four years (full time or equivalent) in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent training. At least 6-month experience in adult psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Participate in continuous professional development.
  • Participate in research or service evaluation.


  • 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.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit, and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations, and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.
  • Has cared for close family / friend with mental health needs.



  • Fully registered with the GMC and have a licence to practise or be in a position to have a licence to practice on commencement in the post.
  • Spent a minimum of four year (full time or equivalent) in ST, specialty doctor or staff grade posts, in the UK or equivalent training. At least 1 years training in adult psychiatry or demonstrable achievement of the necessary equivalent experience and competencies.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
  • Experience in General Adult psychiatry is desirable. Equivalent experience is acceptable, if appropriate competencies can be demonstrated and with agreement of the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Experience working in other medical specialties including general medicine, geriatric medicine, and A& E.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment (as joining a middle tier on-call rota).

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre


West Yorkshire


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