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Consultant in Adolescent Eating Disorders

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year gross per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Contract Type
Full Time
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This role will be supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance

The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Eating Disorder (ED) team is growing. We offer exciting opportunities for clinical and / or service leadership for doctors with an experience in Eating Disorders and a passion for working in a team following best practice and delivering excellence.

As a consequence of both succession planning and expansion, we are seeking full-time Eating Disorder CAMHS Consultant(s) [two posts] as well as Specialty Doctors [two posts] working across the age range.

Main duties of the job

Our Eating Disorder service covers children and adolescents across Norfolk and Waveney and adults in addition in the east of the county only (Great Yarmouth and Waveney).

Three jobs are on offer. A Consultant CAMHS ED to help with children and adolescents across the county with a base in Norwich but aiding the West (Kings Lynn) as well as the East (Great Yarmouth and Waveny GY&W) flexibly with colleagues, an Adult ED Consultant with a focus on the east of the county and a Specialty Doctor working in an age inclusive manner across children, adolescents and adult patients.

Working alongside an experienced Consultant and Specialty Doctors, you will be joining a skilled multi-disciplinary team and working in a beautiful part of the country. Norwich a former capital of England and with the coast close at hand, good schools, a high quality yet affordable cost of living and much to do, this is an exciting opportunity to join and help shape a dynamic service.

About us

Successful candidates will have further opportunities for negotiable managerial or academic special interest sessions including, for the Consultants, being Clinical Lead of the Eating Disorder service across Norfolk and Waveney, developing or continuing research interests, engaging in service development and/or expanding teaching activities.

The successful candidate will be able to serve as a trainer for higher trainees and a teacher for colleagues as appropriate.

As a growing team and this within a - within our lifetime - unprecedented global pandemic, new ideas, new ways of working and a culture of being prepared to try, fail and try again are welcome. Unthinkable change has been able to be rapidly implemented as a virtue of necessity and this opens the doors to both protect the excellent practices the team is regarded for as well as to bring in bright ideas from elsewhere or developed here.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The service sits within the Specialist Care Group for Norfolk alongside the award winning Dragonfly in-patient adolescent unit, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Community Perinatal Mental Health and the Kingfisher Mother and Baby Unit.

The Care Group and Trust leadership are keenly focussed on supporting clinical leaders in pursuit of vaulting up the national rankings as we place all our activities under the prism of patient and clinician outcome and experience feedback. Many at all levels have joined from teams and Trusts with equally high ambitions and of high regard and we aim to welcome those willing to relocate with generous provision and all that Norfolk has to offer.

Person Specification
  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Driving Licence/able to travel independently
  • Research

Clinical Governance
  • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice

  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Teaching and presentation skills

  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • Approved clinician status
  • Section 12(2) Approval under the Mental Health Act

  • 3 years or equivalent medical experience
  • 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illess

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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