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Consultant Psychiatrist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London (South), London (Greater)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Southwark CAMHS – Full time (10 PAs) Permanent Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry posts

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join the Southwark CAMH service. Southwark CAMHS is an innovative, enthusiastic service and the post has been developed with additional new investment.

Southwark CAMHS provides a comprehensive range of community-based child and adolescent mental health services across the London Borough of Southwark. The service also has access to National and Specialist services provided at the Michael Rutter Centre, as well as inpatient facilities and enhanced community-based crisis services.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time permanent Consultant post which has been created as part of service restructure as Southwark CAMHS is moving towards implementation of the i-Thrive Model. It offers a unique opportunity to join an established and dynamic team of 5 Consultants in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, within South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will work with the CAMHS Early help team and also provide clinical input to the outreach team, including supporting the work of CAMHS clinicians working alongside Southwark Local Authority in the Clinical Justice Service and in the local secondary Pupil Referrals Unit (Southwark Inclusive Learning Service – SILS)

The service offers placements to medical students as well as Foundation, Core and Higher Trainees; whilst the post holder will not be the named clinical supervisor, they will be expected to contribute to the overall support of clinical placements in the service.

The post holder will also join the Southwark CAMHS management team which comprises of senior clinicians in the service, including two non-medical consultants.

About the location:

Both Mapother House and King’s College Hospital are based on or close to the Maudsley site, which is located than 5 minutes away from Denmark Hill train station (zone 2). 

Working for your organisation


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. It’s important to us that you are valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave. We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance. We support a range of flexible working options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development. There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes.
  • Car lease. Our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars.
  • Our staff benefit from keyworker housing, which is available on selected sites.
  • NHS discounts. With discounts of up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through the Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Full details of the Job Description can be found on the attachment, which also details the main responsibilities expected from the post holder.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anto Ingrassia - Job title: Lead Psychiatrist - Email address: Additional contact information:

Saurabh Dhingra (Sam), Southwark CAMHS service manager-


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