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CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist, CAMHS LD Special Interest (attract RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (pro rata for part time working)
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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The Brighton CAMHS and CAMHS Learning Disability Teams have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Learning Disability to join their teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in prioritising the delivery of a safe, effective and caring service to those young people with Learning Disability and/or mental health difficulties and their families/carers within Brighton and Hove.

This job attracts aRecruitment and Retention payment of �25,000,in addition to(up to) �8000 relocation allowance.The RRP payment is paid in the following instalments:
  • �5000 payment paid on appointment
  • �5000 retention payment paid at 12 month anniversary of employment
  • �6500 retention payment paid at 30 month anniversary of employment
  • �8500 retention payment paid at 48 month anniversary of employment

The Recruitment and Retention payment is pro rata for part time employees. If you would like further information, or to know the full terms of the Recruitment and Retention Payment and/or the Relocation Allowance, then please do not hesitate to contact our Medical Staffing Team -

To find out more about what we offer please take a look at our careers portal:

Main duties of the job

The CAMHS LD team is a well regarded and well established specialist team which functions well and is well integrated with both the Paediatric teams and the local authority. Brighton and Hove CAMHS is an innovative CAMHS team with a friendly staffing establishment.

You will provide high quality specialist clinical assessments, including relevant psychiatric and physical investigation to children, young people and their families in a community setting, and work collaboratively with other members of the team to plan and deliver appropriate individually tailored treatment plans.

Sussex Partnership is committed to people participation, meaning that we involve patients and their carers and supporters, in service decision-making and planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its participation strategy.

About us

At Sussex Partnership we are committed toproviding opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently to the hours advertised, please contact us to discuss this in more detail.

Brighton CAMHS is located in the Aldrington Centre (Hove), while the CAMHS LD team is co-located with Community Paediatrics at Brighton General Hospital.

Also, if you haven't thought about living and working in Brighton and Hove before then you should consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • Enjoy a lifestyle where there is a dynamic City but easy access to the South Downs National Park including renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way!
  • Embrace taking time to discover all the miles of scenic coastline
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond
  • London is also within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, behaviour support workers and psychologists. This post will work alongside other Consultants and Specialty Doctors who work in Sussex ChYPS.

You will also be part of a Trust wide consultant network where there are opportunities to liaise with colleagues in other posts throughout the Trust and develop peer networks. You will also see consultant peers at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

There is only so much we can say to you in an advert, so would love to speak to you about this role in more detail. For more information please see our contact details below!

Please note the Job Description is still with the Royal College for approval. If there are any small changes we will ensure all applicants receive the final version before interview.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


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



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldrington Centre

35 New Church Road



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