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Consultant Psychiatrist - ATS Community - Chichester (attracts RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum (pro rata for part time working)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to join our community Assessment and Treatment service team at The Chapel Street Clinic, Chichester, West Sussex.

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 -

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Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking assessment and treatment team in the picturesque town of Chichester.

They will provide senior medical input to the team, providing medical leadership along with consultant colleagues.

The post holder will undertake assessments of new patients, formulations, risk assessment and follow up patients under their care. They will work with the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health care for patients in the local community.

They will support junior medical colleagues including clinically supervising trainee doctors and will be committed to providing a high quality of medical education to students and trainees.

About us

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities forflexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

If you haven't thought about living inWest Sussexbefore 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, including West Wittering beach and Selsey.
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond
  • Brighton and Hove or London are within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will become a senior member of the medical team within the ATS. They will have the opportunity to work with the leadership team to develop local mental health services, in line with the West Sussex Care Delivery Service aims and objectives.

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.

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 see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

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

Essential and Desirable


  • MBBS
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
  • Specialist registration or ability to achieve within 6 months of appointment
  • AC approval or ability to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Has actively participated in audit and quality improvement activities


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chichester ATS

Chapel Street


PO19 1BX

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