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CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist - Worthing Community (attracts RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist to join and lead our CAMHS community mental health team at The Children's Centre, Worthing Hospital, West Sussex. The post holder will also take a lead in developing the service, which attracts a responsibility payment (as detailed below)

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

This posts also attracts a responsibility payment of �5000. As part of our continuous development of CAMHS psychiatry provision in Worthing the successful post holder will also have an opportunity to lead on redesigning and developing the service.

The development lead part of the role will be for 2 years from appointment and will attract a �5000 responsibility payment per year. In addition to the above this post also attracts a �5000 Golden Hello Payment and the opportunity to claim up to �8000 in relocation expenses!

The post holder will provide medical leadership for a highly specialist multi-disciplinary team. The team provide care in the community for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health problems and neurodevelopmental disorders. The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Community Nurse's, a Systemic Therapist, Art Therapist and a Psychotherapist.

About us

If you haven't thought about living in West Sussex before then you should consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • Enjoy a lifestyle where there are renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park!
  • 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
  • City life is never far away as Brighton and Hove or London are within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations

At Sussex Partnership we are also committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you don't want to work 10 PA's or would like to work differently get in touch with us to discuss this in more detail.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role can also support any interest in research, development, medical education or special interests that you may have. We strongly believe in creating roles that provide a service but also give you the opportunity to develop your own areas of special interest.

Currently the West Sussex Consultant group have a variety of special interests including PTSD, Depression, EWB, Eating Disorders, Liaison Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Learning Disability.

Please see the Job Description for the full list of duties and responsibilities.

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.

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. Please contact us for more details.

Person Specification



  • Basic Medical Training
  • Full GMC/UK Registration
  • MRC Psych or equivalent
  • Entry on Specialist Register for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, or equivalent (or close to achieving this)



  • Experience working in a Community CAMHS Service
  • Experience & training in management of severely mentally ill
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation relating to Mental Health and of the Children's Act
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the organic aspects of psychiatry

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Childrens Centre, Worthing


BN11 2DH

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