Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disability Psychiatry

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
25 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, with all trust sites adhering to a contractual smoke free policy. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

Would you like to work in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust?

Do you want to make a difference in changing people’s lives? If you are passionate about delivering excellent patient care, we are looking for you to join our Medical Workforce team. In return you will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities and excellent staff benefits.

Applicants should be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT. Candidates should be suitably qualified, including eligibility for Section 12 approval and Approved Clinician status.

The Post

We are currently seeking Consultant Psychiatrists in Learning Disability 2 posts including 2.0 – 2.5 SPAs with a competitive salary of £77,913 to £105,042 per annum depending on experience. The role is based at Cramlington, Northumberland and the post holder will work within the Northumberland Learning Disability Team. You will have an office at Cramlington and will be provided with appropriate administrative support for clinical duties.

The post will be at Northumberland Community Learning Disability Service. Which provides Specialist Psychiatry/Psychology/Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) assessment and interventions for adults with learning disabilities and their families and carers who are experiencing mental health problems and/or behaviours which challenge others. We offer a range of services including scaffolding and augmenting of mainstream services who are working with PWLD, teaching and training, service provider training, consultation clinics, as well as formulation driven specialist individual and family assessments and interventions.

The main responsibilities of the post are outlined in the attached job description.

Why us?

  • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements.
  • Relocation package available
  • Focus on staff health and well being
  • A mix of contemporary and historic buildings and state of the art working environments.
  • A Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health.

The Trust is located in the North East of England which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.

Closing Date - 25 March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Mandy Abbott

( Email address removed )


Dr Andrea Tocca

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All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

After applying on NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, all communication will come via By applying for this post you are agreeing that the employing Trust (NTW) can transfer the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, in this case Trac Jobs.

If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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