Psychiatry Opportunities

NHS Tayside and its three health and social care partnerships run specialist mental health services for the people of Tayside. We have opportunities in:

  • General Adult Psychiatry - inpatient and community services
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disability
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Older People's Mental Health
  • Forensic Psychiatry

We are seeking to recruit dynamic, passionate and flexible candidates who are fully Registered Medical Practitioners with the GMC and are holders of MRCPsych or equivalent, and are on the Specialist Register. We also have specialty doctor and locum consultant opportunities which may be suitable for those who are looking to develop their careers by the CESR process.

We welcome informal enquiries and discussion about the interests and preferences of individual applicants with the potential to develop bespoke job descriptions. NHS Tayside supports visa sponsorship if required.

NHS Tayside has embarked on an ambitious programme of change and is working with partner organisations, individuals with lived experience, and staff from all disciplines to co-create a world class mental health service. Appointment as a consultant will offer the individual an opportunity to shape the services that are to be delivered through a system where the people who receive, and the professionals who deliver, care are treated as equal. Successful candidates will have a sound understanding of the role of the consultant psychiatrist and play a key part within strong multidisciplinary teams to ensure the successful delivery of person centred, safe and effective care, treatment and services.

In Tayside we are committed to the wellbeing, support and continuous development of our staff and offer a wide range of educational, mentorship support and clinical leadership opportunities to facilitate professional success and job satisfaction within the consultant role.

All Medical Staff are employed by NHS Tayside with an agreed model of organisational management and clinical leadership to reflect meaningful partnerships. We also offer a comprehensive postgraduate teaching programme.

Attractive relocation packages may be available depending on circumstances.


About Tayside
NHS Tayside is the fourth largest healthcare provider in Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards.
With strong links to local Universities, the Board provides services to more than 400,000 people across Tayside and North East Fife, employing over 13,000 staff across three acute hospitals and many other sites.
Tayside offers many opportunities for career development as well as an excellent work-life balance with affordable housing, excellent schools and rural and city centre living in easy reach.
It is often named as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. The world class V&A museum of design sits on the River Tay in Dundee.

Mental Health in Tayside
Our new Tayside-wide Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy “Living Life Well - A Lifelong Approach to Mental Health in Tayside” aims to:

  • Reduce health inequalities and improve health and healthy life expectancy
  • Support people to live independently at home and receive support and services through integrated health and social care working
  • Ensure access to community mental health services is the norm, avoiding admissions to hospital where possible and putting in place care plans that aim to return people home with sufficient care and support

The Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside ‘Trust and Respect’ and subsequent 2021 progress report highlighted the positive changes that services are making and where we need to continue to focus our efforts in improving services for people

The recommendations from the Inquiry are incorporated into our whole system Change Programme and are reflected throughout the Living Life Well strategy.


The staff working in Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Tayside have demonstrated a determination to provide high-quality, person-centred care over recent times, an effort recognised in Trust and Respect which concluded that Tayside had the potential to offer a ‘world class’ service.
Our consultants will lead, shape and participate in this work.


Get in Touch
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us to have informal discussions regarding job opportunities, including flexible working.

To arrange an informal chat please email detailing which specialty you are interested in.

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