Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry

Birmingham, West Midlands
£76,761 to £103,490 a year
12 Apr 2019
04 Jun 2019
Career Level
Consultant , Lecturer
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology

Salary - Full time is normally £76,761 to £103,490 a year

Please note, DBS clearance will be required for this post.

The appointment to this strategically crucial post will promote the emerging interests of the Institute for Mental Health and its allied Trusts. The successful candidate will also take a role in the teaching programme within the Institute for Mental Health, and the development of our MSc. 

Research is the primary and key component of this appointment, and it is anticipated that the successful applicant will develop a programme of research in line with increasing links across the University, in related disciplines within the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Psychology and the wider College and University. We would expect the appointee to lead grant applications and to submit high quality research for publication. For this post, an interest in psychosis, mood disorders, developmental disorders, child and adolescent mental health, computational psychiatry, neuroimaging, epidemiology, trials and predictors of outcome in severe mental illness, and modelling with complex data sets would fit well with the strategy of the IMH. In Psychology, the appointee will join a large team of cognitive neuroscientists interested in cognitive biomarkers of disease and in developing new approaches to imaging the brain. Thus, the ability to contribute to and strengthen research in these areas would be expected. Given the important development component of this post, the appointee will have support to develop a larger profile in research for this programme.


It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be offered Honorary Consultant Contracts at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) or Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) [Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust]. The candidate will work with the clinical leads to identify appropriate clinical duties that will be sensitive to the expertise of the appointee as well as their academic needs. BSMHFT are able to offer Research Assistant/Research Fellow support to the successful candidate. The appointee will be expected to take part in the on-call rota.

Person Specification

Experience in teaching and education will also be a mandatory requirement. The appointee will be expected to show evidence of leadership in teaching. The appointee will be involved in teaching of students. There will be a particular emphasis on supporting the IMH in developing and delivering an inter-disciplinary Masters in Mental Health. 

Clinical duties will take place in BSMHFT or FTB in either General Adult or CAMHS psychiatry. The appointee would be expected to have an appropriate Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent with eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council.


Eligible for GMC Registration 
Inclusion on Specialist Register in Adult Psychiatry or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CCT) 
MRCPsych (UK) or equivalent 
Higher Degree (MD or PhD) 

Clinical Experience 

Considerable experience in the speciality as appropriate 

Closing date:  4.6.2019.

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