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Consultant Psychiatrist - Hastings ATS (attracts RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust as a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist, working in the Assessment and Treatment Service at Cavendish House, Hastings, East Sussex

The post holder will work closely with Senior Managers and other consultants to contribute towards local service development.

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 is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and confident Consultant Psychiatrist to join our professional services. The Consultants will provide quality mental health care and treatment for patients with severe and enduring mental illness. It is expected that the post holder will embrace New Ways of Working in their clinical practice.

You will be based in a friendly team environment and will have your own desk and workspace. You will also have access to a dedicated administrator.

About us

On appointment you will have the opportunity to join the Trust wide consultant network as well as having access to peer support from colleagues here in East Sussex.

Perhaps you have not decided yet and want to discuss your individual interests in working at Sussex Partnership? Although this job is advertised as a 10 PA post, if you want to discussdifferent working hours or flexible workingplease pick up the phone and talk to us! We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how our jobs can work for you.

If you have neither lived or worked in Sussex before then please consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • A lifestyle including renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park
  • Discovering the 140+ miles of scenic and historic Sussex coastline
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both close to the county, providing worldwide transport links

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust aims to realise the potential of everyone who uses its services and to enable staff to do a great job. Sussex Partnership has teaching status with close links to Brighton & Sussex Medical School and is developing into one of the countrys leading Mental Health Trusts. Working with us offers continued professional development, variety and a rewarding challenge.

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.

Person Specification



  • Basic Medical Training
  • Full GMC/UK Registration
  • MRC Psych or equivalent
  • CST and entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or expected within 6 months
  • Section 12 approval and AC approval



  • Experience & training in management of people who are severely mentally ill
  • Good understanding and knowledge of all aspects of adult psychiatry
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation relating to mental health

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and with other Agencies
  • Demonstrable evidence of effective communication skills
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit

Personal Atributes


  • Mobility to travel across sites
  • Understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff & patients
  • Proven ability to liaise and maintain a professional relationship with a diverse range of people


  • Interest in teaching
  • Member of a medical defence



  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cavendish House

Brede Place


TN34 3AD

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