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Consultant Child & Adult Psychiatrist

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£108,390 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

Airedale Health Centre, The Square, Fryston Road, Castleford WF10 3JJ

Fixed term, 2 Programmed Activities per week (No on-calls associated)

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are recruiting for an enthusiastic Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the Wakefield CAMHS team based at Airedale Health Centre, The Square, Fryston Road, Castleford WF10 3JJ. This new post plays a vital part in ensuring our patients receive the care that they need and will be an integral role within the service.

The consultant in this post will provide dedicated psychiatrist time into NIST (neurodiverse inclusive support team) in order to provide a safer service for young people and families referred to NIST. They will provide dedicated clinical leadership within the NIST team and will have a small caseload. It is hoped that the post holder will also lead the development of efficiency pathways and streamline clinical processes, particularly in relation to links with Mid Yorks community paediatrics and Childrens Community Team for Learning Disabilities (CTLD) teams.

We also invite interest from Specialty doctors who are interested in Fixed Term acting-up posts while pursuing the CESR pathway. SWYFT has a dedicated CESR tutor and we will support the successful applicant to achieve Approved Clinician status and to obtain CESR. Please reach out if you would like to explore this further.

Main duties of the job

As a Trust we are passionate about helping people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. If you are kind, caring and compassionate you put the person first and in the centre you know that families and carers matter you are respectful, honest, open and transparent you seek to improve and aim to be outstanding and you are relevant today and ready for tomorrow, we want you. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to join a friendly, supportive and experienced team. The postholder will work with a highly motivated team of professionals, to ensure that all patients receive high quality care. The team comprises of multitude of experienced professionals, who are looking forward to welcoming a new Psychiatrist.

The Trust is on a journey to become rated Outstanding by the CQC and also to ensure its a great place to work, therefore there has never been a better to time to join, as evidenced by the 27 new doctors that have chosen our Trust in 2023.

Please see attached documents for the full advert.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The advert, job description and person specification for this post can be found under the supporting documents section.

Person Specification

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Excellent knowledge in clinical specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience, including the contribution of others.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-professional team and liaise with a wide variety of agencies.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence.

Physical Attributes


  • Smart professional appearance.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research, or management.
  • MRCPsych.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for child and adolescent psychiatry OR within six months of gaining CCT.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within three months of appointment.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warnings and conditions on practice
  • Experience of working in CAMHS Learning Disability teams.

Professional & Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence and leadership skills.
  • Able to work flexibly and efficiently prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Able to effectively manage time and resources within a team.
  • Able to use electronic records.
  • Commitment to annual appraisal and revalidation.


  • Demonstrates proactive leadership.
  • Demonstrates problem avoidance /solving skills.

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and lead clinical team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post.
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken.
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit, and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Airedale Health Centre

The Square


West Yorkshire

WF10 3JJ

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