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

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 gross per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • New Starter package of £15,000 spread over 3 years as a retention bonus
  • supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance
  • roles also attract a loyalty Scheme Bonus of £2,500 over the subsequent 5 years of service
  • CPD of £2,000 per annum with the facility accumulate annual funding for up to three years to accommodate accessing higher cost development opportunities
  • 'Holiday of a lifetime scheme': Consultants and SASG doctors can bank/accrue annual leave over a period of up to 5 years, to facilitate an extended period of leave. The scheme enables the opportunity for planning a 'holiday of a lifetime' or extended paid break

The Trust is seeking two Consultant Psychiatrists in General Psychiatry to join the Norwich City Community Service for working age adults. The posts have become vacant due to the current post holders 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 posts being advertised covers the City 1 and City 3 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. A short hop to Amsterdam from Norwich Airport. A short drive from the University city of Cambridge and 90-minute train ride from London.

We are also offering:

  • Up to £12k relocation expenses
  • Access to £2000 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
  • Friendly Colleagues
  • Encouragement and support for areas of special interest
  • Subsidised gyms and free physio service
  • We have a strong education reputation and close ties with both The University of Cambridge and The University of East Anglia
  • Well established county wide teaching program
  • Access and encouragement to partake in research and a well-established research network within the Trust
  • Support for Quality Improvement, Audit and Service development
  • Forward thinking, clinically lead and innovative trust
  • Flexibility can be considered for a degree of remote working

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

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
  • Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCST


  • 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
  • 3 years or equivalent medical experience
  • Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness

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