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Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS Learning Disabilities

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year 10 PA's
Closing date
30 May 2024
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint Two full time Consultant Psychiatrist (2.0WTE) in CAMHS Learning Disabilities to work within its Mental Health Services.

The Mental Health Services [MHS] division within BWC is comprised of Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), which is a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health service delivering a pathway of care for 0-25 year olds. The service is led by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and it is the first of its kind nationally. Bringing together the expertise and commitment of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust (BWC), the Priory Group and The Children's Society, FTB offers a wide range of mental health support options tailored to the needs of the young people, young adults and families it cares for and supports.

You will be qualified with full registration with GMC or within six months of obtaining specialist registration. Experience of working within an MDT is essential. You will have Approved Clinician status and S12 approval or be willing to achieve these within three months of appointment.

Main duties of the job

The post will be involved in direct assessment and management of the mental health of children and young people with Intellectual disabilities. The FTB CAMHS-LD service is a well-established service with a national reputation and has well developed multidisciplinary working practices with a range of clinicians across Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Support Work. Additionally, we have very good relationships with Special Schools, Disabled Children's Social Care and Disabled Children's Care Homes. A significant number of clinical contacts will take place in special school clinics.

The successful applicant will be employed by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. As well as working within the ground-breaking FTB service, there are a number of other benefits including a strong commitment to continuous professional development.

FTB has links with Institute of Mental Health, University of Birmingham and supports consultants with interest in research and medical education. The service has a number of specialist services under its umbrella, which offers candidates excellent opportunity to diversify their skills and be part of a vibrant peer group.

Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management, with possibility of taking up additional formal medical management and leadership roles as well as service development and post-graduate teaching.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent primary medical qualification
  • CCT holder (or equivalent)or within 6 months of becoming eligible for CCT) in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and/or Intellectual Disability Psychiatry
  • Current full registration with the GMC (or eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment).
  • GMC Licence to practice
  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Approval (or eligible for approval) under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act.


  • Higher degree or other qualification in research methodology
  • Qualification or previous training in leadership
  • Qualification and/or experience in providing training for doctors.



  • Provision of high quality mental services, as trainee or consultant.
  • Knowledge about the NHS and understanding the evidence base underpinning the delivery of high quality services.
  • Ability to manage, improve or to support the clinical operations of the service
  • Understanding of the importance of excellent team working relationships and ability to put this into practice.
  • Knowledge about mental health policy with ability to think strategically and manage change.
  • Knowledge of appropriate medical, pharmacological and psychological treatments.
  • Knowledge/experience of clinical governance
  • Knowledge & experience of clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of working in a clinical leadership role with positive relationships with team members.
  • Previous experience of specialist mental health provision, especially CAMHS, Learning Disability or CAMHS-Learning Disability services



  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework, and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions.
  • Ability to work across teams and disciplinary boundaries in a collaborative style.
  • Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and tact. Efficiency in clinical work.
  • Ability to keep good, legible written records.
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives/carers, colleagues and staff of other organisations.
  • Proficient in IT and clinical systems
  • Ability to work independently, methodically and safely.
  • Experience and interest in providing training and teaching for a variety of staff groups


  • Published research.
  • An interest to participate in on-going research projects, especially putting research into practice.



  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Birmingham Women's & Children's Foundation Trust.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role.
  • A collaborative multi-disciplinary working style.
  • Flexibility to respond to change and drive forward service

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


FTB Community Hub


B4 6NH

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