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Consultant Psychiatrist, Silverwood New Inpatient Hospital

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chertsey, Surrey
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

Join us at Silverwood - A brand-new mental health inpatient unit

Be part of something extraordinary at Silverwood, the newest addition to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Ranked by HSJ as one of the best mental health NHS trusts to work for in the UK, we are leading the way in mental health care innovation.

As we prepare to unveil our state-of-the-art mental health inpatient unit in Chertsey, Surrey, we're looking for two dynamic Consultant Psychiatrists to shape the future of mental healthcare provision.

The Opportunity:

Join us in building and leading your own team in our purpose-built facility, designed to provide optimal care for the people who use our services. You will be responsible for providing clinical input and leadership and working alongside a multidisciplinary team in line with New Ways of Working.

The team will support the Consultant Psychiatrist by participating in the triaging of referrals daily, completing initial assessments, liaising and collaboratively working with other professionals. The Consultants will also be provided with support from middle grade doctors within these posts.

We strive to offer a great work-life balance, whether you are looking for full-time, part-time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where operationally possible. You will be provided with a dedicated workspace, and we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees, along with a broad range of benefits.

Main duties of the job

Your Growth:

At Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, we invest in your development. As a new consultant, you'll have exclusive access to a funded bespoke leadership program and independent external mentors who will support your journey towards excellence.

Our Culture:

Experience the warmth of a workplace culture rooted in compassion and kindness. We celebrate diversity and collaboration, and we offer an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued.

Join us at Silverwood and be part of a team dedicated to transforming inpatient mental healthcare.

Our offer:
  • Salary: NHS Consultant Grade �99,532 - �131,964 + �149 fringe, + on-call payments
  • GMC Sponsorship
  • Relocation allowance: up to �8000 *subject to policy requirements
  • Recruitment premia �15,000 over 3 years *subject to policy requirements
  • NHS Pension: employers contribution 23.7% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Free Parking
  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to �6,000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 40 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on Silverwood and the Job Role and Responsibilities please find the appropriate attachments on this job listing.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent recognised medical qualification
  • Full medical registration with a license to practice
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act(or within 6 to 12 months of the time of interview/assessment) or equivalent


  • Relevant higher degree, e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills.



  • 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


  • In good standing with GMC concerning warnings and conditions on practice
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of Risk Management
  • Knowledge of legislation, Department of Health Guidance and literature and its implications for clinical practice
  • Knowledge of NHS strategic vision in the Next Stage Review (High-Quality Care for All)
  • Ability to use IT, including email and the internet
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience, including the contribution of others
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Experience working with various patient groups presenting with the full range of clinical severity across different care settings, including community, inpatient, and specialist teams
  • Evidence of active participation in Continuous Professional Development
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement and experience
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision
  • Commitment to and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to critically appraise published research
  • Experience in carrying out a range of audit projects


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Experience in management
  • Ability to develop and use complex multimedia materials for presentation in public, professional and academic settings
  • Specific training qualification/certificate or attendance on a recognised teaching course
  • Peer review or research publications
  • Published audit or research projects

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Ability to take a clinical leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high-quality care
  • Skills in managing time and prioritising clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance as a Speciality Doctor and reflect on development needs
  • Skills and sensitivity in negotiating with patients, relatives, and other professionals where opinions differ
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups under New Ways of Working
  • A high-level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional people within and outside the NHS
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Ability to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on the purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit, and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations, and publications

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



St Peters Hospital, 1 Holloway Hill

Chertsey, Surrey

KT16 0AE

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