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Consultant Psychiatrist Adult Community *with a 20K Support Package*

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

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post attracts a 'New Starter' package of 15,000 spread over 3 years as a retention bonus and are also supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.

The roles also attract a loyalty Scheme Bonus of 2,500 over the subsequent 5 years of service.

CPD is being paid at a higher level with the facility accumulate annual funding for up to three years to accommodate accessing higher cost development opportunities.

The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Psychiatry to join the Norwich City Community Service for working age adults. The post has become vacant due to the current post holder moving jobs.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust delivers its core services to adults and older people within Care Groups that are co-terminus with the newly formed primary care networks. This post sits within the Norwich and North Norfolk Care Group which covers the Primary Care Networks within Norwich and North Norfolk.
Main duties of the job

The Norwich City Community Service covers the area of the new Norwich Primary Care Network. The service is sub-divided into 3 sectors (City 1, City 2 and City 3), all with dedicated Consultant Psychiatrists. The sectors are not even in size. The staffing of the sectors has been adjusted to reflect this. The post being advertised covers the City 1 sector.

The community team's core operating hours are 9-5pm. Although the Trust does support flexible working arrangements in agreement with the line manager.

To work with the multidisciplinary team in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of referred patients take part in team meetings, supervision and the development of the team
About us

Norfolk, a beautiful county situated in the East with excellent schools, well known beaches, forests and inland waterway natural beauty and all just a short hop to Amsterdam from Norwich Airport. We are a short drive from the University city of Cambridge and 90-minute train ride from Liverpool Street station in London.

Further benefits include generous SPA provision (7.5:2.5) to allow for allied pursuits including research, psychotherapy, medical education, or management). A flexible relocation package for external appointees. Medical Secretarial support, an office of your own, free parking and a creative staff benefits portfolio reinforce our commitment to your wellbeing and happiness as a valued colleague.

Why work with us?
  • Up to 12k relocation expenses
  • Access to 800 per annum professional development budget
  • Dedicated SPA time of up to 25% of working hours
  • Paid study leave (on application and approval) in addition to CPD
  • Potential of extra PA for DCC with requisite pay per PA
  • Ability to apply for Clinical Excellence Awards
  • Inclusion on the Consultant on-call rota for the higher level with 3%, 5% or 8% requisite pay depending on frequency
  • NHS benefits package including contributory pension, redundancy. Including paid annual leave, sick leave and maternity leave.
  • Appraisals and revalidation completed by the Trust

Job description
Job responsibilities

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust looks forward to welcoming you. Please contact Clinical Director Dr Zeyn Green-Thompson for further details.

Full Job Description attached - Pending Royal College Approval.

Full and part time roles considered.

Person Specification
  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Driving Licence/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
  • Entry on the GMC register
  • Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
  • Approved Clinician Status
  • 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
  • 3 years or equivalent medical experience
  • Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

The City Anchorage Julian Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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