Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age

NHS Tayside
Dundee, Dundee City
£82,669 to £109,849 per annum
09 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Career Level

Perth and Kinross, known as ‘The Heart of Scotland’ is an area of central Scotland  renowned for its natural beauty and excellent transport links with Edinburgh and Glasgow both just an hour away. It is an area of approximately 2000 square miles with Perth as the main centre and several market towns approximately 20 to 30 miles away at Kinross, Auchterarder, Crieff, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Blairgowrie. Perth and Kinross has one of the largest populations of elderly people in Scotland and there is a mixture of all levels of socio-economic class and deprivation.

We seek two enthusiastic and committed individuals to work within Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership’s Psychiatry of Old Age Service. Health and Social Care Integration has created much opportunity for innovative ways of working. The organisation values the knowledge, experience and leadership skills of Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists. One of the posts has arisen due to a retirement and the other is a new, additional post in recognition of the increased need for senior medical expertise. 

In collaboration with social work and other partnership agencies we aim to deliver a person centred service with older people, their families and carers at the centre of all we do. We also recognise the importance of supporting and valuing our staff.  

Both of the posts are based at Murray Royal Hospital, Perth. One post is predominantly community focussed covering North Perthshire, areas such as Blairgowrie and Pitlochry with an option to also lead on delivering the local ECT Service. The second post is a mix of community and in-patient commitments. Community work is in South-East Perthshire, areas such as Kinross and the Carse of Gowrie with in-patient commitments being functional and dementia assessment units at Murray Royal Hospital. Prospective candidates who feel their skills lie in other areas of the service can be reassured that the current consultant group are willing to be flexible within the job planning process. The Direct Clinical Care Sessions to Supporting Professional Activities Sessions split would be 8:2. Applicants may apply for one or both posts and we welcome applications from individuals wishing to work less than full-time.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Potential applicants are encouraged to telephone and visit the department. Enquiries to Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists, Dr. Susan Angus (Tel: 01738414564, e-mail: or Dr. Mhairi Hepburn (Tel: 01738562348,       e-mail

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT or CESR (CP) at the time of interview for the post. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

 Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.   Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

For further information on how to apply please visit  Applications in the form of a current CV, including names and email addresses of 3 Referees should be submitted to quoting Reference Number CM.23.19 Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age in the subject box. You must also include the further particular forms within the jobpack. When applying please attach a cover letter to indicate which post(s) you wish to be considered for.

Please do not complete the NHS Tayside Application Form on the SHOW website, your CV along with the supplementary forms (please attach supplementary forms as 1 attachment) is your application.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Wednesday 6 November 2019.

Interviews scheduled for: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Start date: Post 1 – February 2020

                   Post 2 – April 2020