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Consultant in Community Child Health, Eating Disorders

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£41,178 to £53,460 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Part Time
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Applications are invited for the part-time post of Consultant in Community Child Health to work across the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, based in Cardiff at the St David's Children's Centre or Llandough Children's Centre.

This post - working 5 sessions per week with special interest in paediatric support of children with Eating Disorders - is one of three Consultant posts being advertised (25 sessions in total) and will work alongside and supported by a specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder multi-professional service and team. The Eating Disorder team is led by a Clinical Psychologist, with nursing and family therapist posts already recruited to. The doctor would be supported by a robust group of Child Psychiatrists working with different emphasis across all SCAMHS teams.

Main duties of the job

This post is part of new investment in phase 2 of the Eating Disorder team development. If desired, these sessions would also sit well alongside 2-5 other Community Child Health Consultant sessions. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Academic interests will be encouraged; research and teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University's School of Medicine will be expected.

Consideration will be given to flexible working.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or within six months of their CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is £41,178 per annum to £53,460 per annum plus a further £13,336 per annum available in Commitment Awards based on a 5-session commitment. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Applicants must provide contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment in full. Applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must provide the name of their Medical Director.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • On GMC Specialist Register / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within 6 months of interview date
  • MRCP, MRCPCH by examination or equivalent


  • Has achieved competencies relating to general paediatric training, usually after 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics.
  • Able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Training including 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher specialist training)

Knowledge and Skills

  • Counselling / Communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


  • Active research interests


  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Personal qualities

  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

BMJRef: BMJ-80224/001-MP100.22


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