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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult ATS, Eastbourne (attracts RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Community Mental Health Team at St Marys House, Eastbourne

The Trust strives to maximise clinical time for doctors so you will benefit from an assigned admin support, as well as an established administrative support service who work for the whole team.

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

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.

You will work with other community services in East Sussex including High Weald, Lewes and Havens and Hastings ATS, Early Intervention in Psychosis and East Sussex Rehabilitation services. There are separate community services for patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia (Memory assessment and living well with dementia teams in Eastbourne and Hastings, although HWLH currently provide a MAS service from the ATS)

The Trust operates a Quality Improvement methodology which is encouraged to be used by all staff. There are exciting opportunities to be trained in QI and undertake QI projects. This post is one example of the commitment of the Trust to develop better provision for the Eastbourne and surrounding areas and the families and carers using the service. There are also opportunities to develop your special interest i.e. teaching or clinical and other research through Sussex University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a large NHS organisation that offers clinical and social care services to children, young people, adults and older adults, with emotional and mental health problems or learning disabilities.

The Trust benefits from a thriving Sussex-wide psychiatry training scheme where Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex provide foundation, GP, core and higher trainees. We work closely with Brighton and Sussex Medical School a partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve . The clinical strategy and organisational strategy we have developed underpin this by providing frameworks to enable sustained improvements in the quality of care we provide.

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 link

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached for further details on other relevant local mental health services, geographical area(s) the post covers and details of the current multidisciplinary team establishment.

Perhaps you have not decided yet and want to discuss your individual interests in working at Sussex Partnership? Please get in touch using the contact details provided, we would love to talk to you!

**Please note the Job Description is with the Royal College for approval**

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych



  • 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.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Mary's House

52 St Leonards Road


BN21 3UU

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