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Consultant Psychiatrist + Associate Clinical Director joint role

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum plus London Zone allowance
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
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Full Time
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Associate Clinical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist

Sutton Community Adult Mental Health Services

3-year fixed term contract for ACD role

Substantive Consultant contract with the Trust

Are you ready to join our dynamic community mental health services which are undergoing an exciting and innovative transformation! We are looking for a consultant with the interest and skills in providing strong medical leadership to take our services forward in Richmond.  

We are seeking to recruit an experienced General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director for our Sutton Community Adult services. This is one of five ACD roles within the Community adult services in South West London and St Georges NHS Trust. 

Our Associate Clinical Directors must be enthusiastic and hands on leaders, who have excellent interpersonal skills and are keen to facilitate improvement to clinical pathways and services.  Working with the Clinical Director for adult services, and the wider leadership team, ACDs will support achieving the Service Lines strategic objectives and developing our partnerships at Borough, Integrated Care System, and regional and national level. We are looking for candidates who have the passion and skills to be the clinical directors and medical directors of the future.  The role will be accompanied by a development programme and peer support from fellow ACDs already working in the other boroughs of the Trust.

The postholder will also be asked to provide consultant sessions to the Sutton and Cheam Integrated Recovery Hub based at the well-located Jubilee Health Centre in Wallington.

The team provides care for working age adults who live in Sutton or Cheam and experience severe or enduring mental illness. Sutton and Cheam IRH works alongside one other Sutton based IRH, with care provided according to GP/PCN alignment.

The team is part of a wider Community Mental Health services transformation within the borough, which has resulted in a significant investment in additional staff and services from community provider partners.

The post works alongside a separate Consultant-led Primary Liaison and Recovery Service which offers a single point of access for all borough based mental health referrals and also offers step down care for patients requiring additional support following IRH interventions. The IRH also interfaces with a Consultant-led Home Treatment Team and in-patient wards. There are also specialist teams for Early Intervention in Psychosis, Personality Disorder and adult ADHD.

The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical care delivered by the team, for the provision of training for core and higher psychiatry trainees, and the teaching of St George’s University of London Medical Students. They will work closely with a Team manager, an advanced clinical practitioner and a dedicated Clinical Service Manager for the Borough (8b).

The ACD role is for 2pas plus 10% responsibility allowance (on 10pas) plus 8-9pas of a Consultant role with the Recovery Support Team for a 3 years fixed term period. The Trust will offer a 10pa substantive consultant contract following the completion of the 3 year ACD role.   

COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges but it has also shown us other ways of effective working that look set to be adopted moving forward.  This includes agile working and the smart use of technology for both appointments with service users and staying connected to colleagues. Talk to us about how that could make a difference in your life.

We are a dynamic, financially stable mental health trust which has consistently been rated ‘good’ by the CQC. We’re small enough to be a friendly Trust, but big enough to have internationally-recognised, innovative and ground-breaking services. We have an integrated academic programme, an established quality improvement programme, and good links with our local universities. We’re widely known for the quality of our training, for treating everyone as individuals, and for supporting consultants to develop external roles and special interests. We’re in a beautiful, leafy part of one of the world’s greatest capital cities and are currently spending over £150 million rebuilding our main hospitals – it’s an exciting time to join!

If you are a dynamic, experienced consultant psychiatrist looking for a senior clinical leadership role and fully registered with the GMC as well as holding Approved Clinician and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act we   would very much like to hear from you.

For further information on this posts please contact Dr Victoria Hill, Clinical Director  


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Mentoring Scheme - for substantive and NHS fixed term consultants
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Closing Date: Midnight (23:59) Thursday 3rd January 2022

Shortlisting: Friday 4th January 2022

Assessment Centre: Monday 21st February 2022 (remotely via MS Teams)

AAC / Interview date: Tuesday 22nd February 2022 (remotely via MS Teams)

Job Ref: 294-MEDI-0160


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Victoria Hill, Clinical Director  



South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust was formed in 1994. The Trust has, for over 160 years, provided mental health services.

The Trust headquarters are at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and the Trust also operates from nearly 100 other locations, providing community and hospital psychiatric services to Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth. We also offer more specialist services to people throughout the United Kingdom.


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