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Adult Eating Disorders Consultant Psychiatrist (Maidstone)

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone, Kent
£99,532 - £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024



Job Details:

£99,532 - £131,964 per annum


Full-time: 10 Programmed Activities (DCC:SPA = 7.5:2.5)

On call

The Courtyard, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PA

Qualifications needed:

  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • CCT or equivalent
  • Section 12 Approval or eligibility for it
  • Approved Clinician status, or eligibility for it
  • Inclusion in, or eligibility for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCST

Main duties of the job

To be successful in your application, you will need:

  • To demonstrate that your values are in line with that of NELFT's values,
  • To be innovative, motivated, and passionate about Adult Eating Disorders
  • Essential understanding of current developments in mental health care,
  • To be a team player

NELFT Benefits:

  • Relocation expenses
  • Career Development and training
  • Just & Compassionate Culture
  • Award winning Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives
  • Vivup employee benefits platform and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Salary Finance and Financial Wellbeing support
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health & Wellness initiatives
  • 11 Staff Networks including parents & carers network, ethnic minorities network, LGBT+ network and Disability network to name a few
  • Retail Discounts
  • Flexible working and agile working
  • Cycle to work scheme

We reserve the right to close the post earlier if we receive a high number of applications.

About us


NELFT is an award-winning community and mental health Trust, providing healthcare for over 4.9 million people, ensuring our patients, family and friends feel confident that their health needs are met. We are committed to delivering the best care to the communities we serve across North East London, Essex and Kent.

With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled healthcare professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care. Joining us will provide you with unparalleled access to training opportunities, continuous CPD, peer support groups, and a robust supervision and appraisal system.

We are currently recruiting for an Adult Consultant Psychiatrist position in the Kent All Age Eating Disorder (AAED) service based at The Courtyard, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PA.

You will join another full-time substantive adult Psychiatrist, 2.8 wte CAMHS Consultants, and 0.4 wte Paediatrician within the service, and will have the opportunity to influence future direction, treatment, and models of design in the area in which you work.

Why Kent?

Kent is a county in Southeast England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the northwest, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the southwest.

For more information, hear directly from our clinicians in Kent, by accessing this video link:

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be expected to:

  • Work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing care to patients with eating disorders across all ages
  • Provide senior medical support to the team, and direct input on clinical cases
  • Provide guidance and supervision to the team, work directly with adults (and their families), and liaise as appropriate with other external adult mental health providers, and acute hospitals
  • Work alongside another Adult Consultant Psychiatrists, and CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrists within the service, and will share supervision requirements for junior doctors in the service
  • Further develop links already established with the local acute trusts A& E departments and inpatient wards, in order to continually improve our services
  • Be responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan, and deliver care
  • Support their peers and team leader and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative and supervise junior colleagues
  • Commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice


  • CCT or equivalent


  • Section 12 Approval or eligibility for it


  • Approved Clinician status, or eligibility for it

Specialist Register

  • Inclusion in, or eligibility for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCST




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