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Consultant Psychiatrist Community Eating Disorders Service

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) 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 (BWC) and it is the first of its kind nationally.

Bringing together the expertise and commitment of BWC and partners, 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.

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work and has been transformed in recent years with developments including Grand Central, the Bull Ring and Millennium Point to name a few. There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools. With more projects on the horizon such as HS2, further City regeneration and with the recent hosting of the Commonwealth games in 2022, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World.

The successful applicant will be employed by BWC. As well as working within the ground-breaking FTB service, there are several other benefits including a strong commitment to continuous professional development. The service has several specialist services under its umbrella, which offers candidates excellent opportunity to diversify their skills and be part of a vibrant peer group.

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Main duties of the job

As we continue on our journey we have an opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work with the 0-18 age group within the Community Eating Disorders Service. The Consultant Psychiatrist will have a central role within an MDT context in delivering psychiatric assessment and treatment for a caseload of complex patients and their families, as well as contribute to providing psychiatric & medical risk management.

The post holder will support the Community Eating Disorders Service in multidisciplinary team assessment of patients presenting with acute mental health presentations, risk assessments and management plans and initiation and monitoring of appropriate clinical interventions. Additionally the role will provide important liaison with other doctors and MDT teams in community, inpatient mental health and primary care.

The Consultant will supervise a specialty doctor within the clinical team. On a more strategic level, they will relate to the leadership and management structures of FTB.

The successful candidate will have psychiatry experience within a multi-disciplinary team and have current full registration with the GMC and be on the GMC Specialist register or be eligible for the same at time of the appointment, have a CCT in General Adult Psychiatry, and be able to demonstrate values aligned to Birmingham Women's & Children's Foundation Trust.

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

  • The Consultant will provide medical leadership and work collaboratively with the SEDS MDT in the assessment and treatment of community patients with eating disorders, up until their 25th birthday.

    SEDS provide specialist assessment, intervention and evidence-based treatment for patients 0-25 with eating disorders, alongside supporting their families/carers. The team also provides intensive treatment in the community and in patient homes for high-risk patients, to reduce inpatient admissions and facilitate safe discharge.

    The Consultant will have a central role within an MDT context in delivering psychiatric assessment and treatment for a caseload of complex patients and their families, as well as providing and overseeing psychiatric & medical treatment and risk management. The Consultant will be part of the specialist eating disorder service senior management team and contribute to quality improvement, audits and clinical governance activities.

    They will have a close working relationship on clinical matters with multidisciplinary teams and provide important liaison with other doctors in the wider FTB community and inpatient services, alongside colleagues in primary and secondary care.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • CCT holder or equivalent (or within 6 months of becoming eligible for CCT)
  • Current full registration with the GMC (or eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment).
  • GMC License to practice
  • MRC Psych (or equivalent)
  • Approval (or eligible for approval) under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act.
  • Approved Clinician
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • 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 health services as trainee or Consultant
  • Knowledge about the NHS and understanding the evidence base underpinning the delivery of high quality services.
  • 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 manage, improve or to support the clinical operations of the service
  • 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.
  • Capacity to prioritise workload
  • Experience and interest in providing training and teaching for a variety of staff groups
  • Active participation in Clinical audit


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



  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of 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 improvements.



  • Able to drive or to provide own transport to meet the requirements of the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Parkview Clinic

60 Queensbridge Road


B13 8QE

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