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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in CAMHS and Youth

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Kings Lynn
£88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum/pro rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join NSFT working in Central Norfolk supporting the CAMHS and Youth teams. Both teams have a range of specialities within them including (but not limited to) working with neurodevelopmental disorders alongside the local paediatric service, developing MBT based interventions for older adolescents and young adults as part of NSFT's Personality Disorders pathway and developing the service alongside the wider system also providing CAMHS interventions including voluntary organisations to ensure that young people get the intervention they need as efficiently as possible.

Main duties of the job

This role will provide Consultant level support to both the CAMHS and Youth teams in terms of being part of the MDT discussions and interventions offered to those accessing the services.

The role also entails a high level of clinical leadership in terms of both supporting service developments as well as maintaining good clinical governance and assurance that the service is safe and effective.

About us

NSFT is committed to promoting clinical leadership at all levels and there are lots of opportunities to get involved in this as a Consultant joining the organisation.

Norfolk's CFYP services are very involved in working with the wider system to develop CAMHS services in Norfolk as part of the local transformation plan. We have developed joint working strategies across organisations and are working with commissioners to make things as seamless as possible for young people and their families.

NSFT have a supportive group of CAMHS Consultants with regular CPD groups and the ability to provide mentoring as required. We also support clinicians accessing CPD and study leave regularly. We have a very active research team and Consultants are able to get involved with this if they would like as well as joining the team teaching at the UEA medical school in a variety of roles.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a full-time (10 session) role with 7.5 clinical sessions including clinics and team meetings and 2.5 SPAs which can be used for a range of activities as well as CPD to be discussed with the Clinical Director.

Please see the attached job description approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for more information.

Person Specification

  • 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 illness


  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Driving license/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

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109576/246-MCFYP3418789-J



Location:  Norfolk and Suffolk, East of England

Core Values:  Respectfully, Positively, Together

Size:  We employee 4,000 plus people across Community and Inpatient sites across Norfolk and Suffolk

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. 

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2012, following the merge of Norfolk and Waveney Partnership Trust and Suffolk Partnership Trust. 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. 

Research at NSFT

NSFT is committed to growing the amount of research taking place locally and has developed a robust infrastructure to enable this to happen. The Trust has a thriving R+D department recruiting to Portfolio studies with a large R+D team in support of this. In addition there is an innovative research development programme which has successfully helped many clinicians to develop their research ideas and careers, link to other centres of clinical and research excellence and to guide them towards potentially leading on research grant applications. The department has been very successful in these grant applications with three dedicated teams: child and youth, adult, and older peoples clinical areas each of which is now leading on major publications and funded NIHR grants and fellowships. The department has strong links with UEA and other universities and has the full support of the Trust Board.

We provide services in the following locations

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.

Great Yarmouth

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