Consultant General Adult Community Psychiatry

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
26 Nov 2020
20 Dec 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Peterborough Adult Locality Team and NHS England Exemplar Peterborough Team

2.0 WTE 10 PA Posts available
(7 Clinical PAs 3 SPAs) Permanent

Are you ready to clinically lead national transformation in community mental health services?

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) invites applications for Consultant General Adult Psychiatrists in the community. CPFT have been chosen as one of the national exemplar pilot sites for the redesign and transformation of primary and community mental health care to develop and deliver a new service paradigm in line with the NHSE community mental health transformation agenda.

The role

Successful post holders will provide clinical leadership in a dynamic multidisciplinary team in Peterborough community mental health services spanning primary and secondary care. The successful candidate would join a wider group of supportive and motivated consultant psychiatrists across Peterborough and the North Cambridgeshire locality.

This is a unique opportunity to lead the way with service development on a National level through the NHS exemplar. Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are also excellent opportunities to be involved in medical management, under/post-graduate teaching, develop areas of clinical interest. There are excellent links with the academic department and the potential for consultants to be involved in research. There is an excellent CPD programme and opportunities for professional development.

What’s on offer?

  • Flexible relocation package
  • Protected time for research/management and/or special clinical interest with a 7 Clinical PAs and 3 SPA split (negotiable to 6 and 4 depending on individual interests and expertise in line with service needs)
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years with study leave budget
  • A strong ethos on learning and development for medical staff
  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards
  • Flexible working and less than full time applications supported

Why Peterborough?

Peterborough is a rapidly growing and prosperous city based in the heart of rural east England and with a population of around 200,000.

Peterborough combines a modern multicultural city life with proximity to both London and the Midlands (only 45 minutes direct train to Kings Cross) and beautiful surrounding countryside. Peterborough shares borders with Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. The Georgian market town of Stamford is 20 minutes away.

The Norfolk coast is only an hour away by car. A post in Peterborough is ideal for those wanting to commute to London / the Midlands or for those looking for a new lifestyle in the country with competitive house prices for both options. Peterborough and the surrounding area boast some excellent schooling options.


CPFT is a designated Cambridge University Teaching Trust, providing
comprehensive mental health services to the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. CPFT is aligned with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry which is internationally recognised as a 5* leading centre for research. Here at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) we are dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion. We deliver many of the NHS services that are provided outside of hospital and in the community such as physical, mental health and specialist services.

We are a health and social care organisation, offering a wide range of services, including:

  • Integrated physical and mental health services for adults and older people;
  • Specialist mental health and learning disability services;
  • Children and young people’s mental health services;
  • Children’s community services in Peterborough;
  • Social care;
  • Ground-breaking research

The Trust continues to build an inclusive culture where everyone can be their whole selves and produce their best work. Our focus on inclusion is intended to build greater diversity in order to reflect the society we serve and be an employer of choice.

Please note whilst this post is commissioned to be full time (40 hours per week) the Trust would welcome applications from those wanting an improved work life balance and if you would like to consider this post on less than full time hours please apply and outline this on your application form and this will be looked at favourably.

Applicants should note CPFT would consider merging job plans to provide the variety and experience you are looking for. For initial enquiries please contact Dr Catherine Maxey Associate Clinical Director  (

Applicants must have GMC registration with a Licence to Practice and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of their CCT date at interview.

To apply, please visit or click the apply button. 

Closing date: 20th December 2020.
Interview date: 13th January 2021.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.