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Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2024

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There has never been a better time to join our growing team within our Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division.

With a new leadership team in place we're investing in our services to transform the way they are delivered. We are continuously developing and expanding the range of support, care and treatment we offer to people across North Wales. This includes establishing new exciting roles in our community and inpatient teams and a clear pathway for staff to continue to learn and progress throughout their career.

As part of our growth strategy, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board are currently looking to appoint a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry based in Ty Llewelyn Mental Health Unit, Bangor.

You are required to be on the Specialist Register, have CCT or recognised equivalent, or be within 6 months of obtaining it at the time of interview.

Main duties of the job

This is a replacement post and is part of the continuing development of forensic services, allowing us to offer sustainable specialist forensic services for the population of North Wales.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall psychiatric care of an inpatient population within the medium secure services.

Together with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team, you will offer medical leadership, & assessment & management both for inpatients and for the wider responsibilities of the forensic service locally which includes prisons and community forensic mental health team.

About us

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is the largest health organisation in Wales, with a budget of £1.7 billion and a workforce of over 19,000 staff. The Health Board provides primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of North Wales.

BCUHB provides a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and specialist hospital services across 3 acute hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinates or provides the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

The Health Board is an integrated health system which strives to excellent compassionate care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. BCUHB has a developed relationship with the universities in North Wales and with the University of Bangor is seeking medical school status and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification

  • 12/2 Approval AC Approval (or eligible for approval) MRCPsych or equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


  • Forensic CC T Post graduate Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment. Included on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completing CCT. Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment. Approved Clinician status or able to


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice. Welsh AC Approval

Clinical Skills

  • Evidence of training in the core and specialist competencies relevant for forensic psychiatry. General medical skills Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team

Teaching and Training

  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching. Evidence of having delivered multidisciplinary teaching


  • Experience of teaching medical students.


  • Proven capability to initiate and undertake original work. Evidence of having undertaken a relevant audit project.


  • Evidence of research in evidence of research in forensic psychiatry.


  • Evidence of commitment and enthusiasm to develop provide forensic psychiatry Evidence of commitment to working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate leadership skills. Demonstrate ability to work under pressure. Demonstrate good communication skills, written, oral and interpersonal


  • Evidence of ability to develop and utilise links with service users. Evidence of ability to build working relationship with colleagues.


  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence or provides evidence of proposed alternative





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