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Consultant Psychiatrists

Job Description


Somerset Partnership is a Clinically Led integrated Mental and Community Health Provider. We have been changing in response to the needs of local people whilst ensuring that our clinicians have the opportunity to help shape these services and professionally develop as part of them.

Full-time or part time applications are welcomed from Consultants in the following Specialties.

  • General Adult
  • OPMH
  • Learning Disabilities

We are interested in recruiting Consultants who are interested in shaping the future in terms of their own career and the provision of services. Both full-time or part-time applications would be welcomed. We recognise that the five year forward view for mental health opens a number of exciting opportunities which we as part of the Somerset STP are keen to lead with your help.

If you are interested in helping to shape a better future in mental health please contact Dr Nick Broughton, Chief Executive (and Consultant Psychiatrist) or Dr Andrew Dayani, Medical Director to explore these exciting opportunities.

Dr Nick Broughton - ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 

Dr Andrew Dayani - ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

Refer a Friend scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource. We are therefore keen for people with similar skills, experiences and approach to you to join our team. If you are already employed by us and have a friend or family member who you think would fit in with our culture and values, this scheme enables you to introduce them to the Trust.

If the introduction is successful and leads to your friend being appointed to a role within the Trust, you will both be entitled to an initial payment of £175 after your friend has been in post for three calendar months and a further payment of £175 each after they have been in post for a period of 12 calendar months.

Registration: The Trust welcomes newly qualified staff joining the team and will pay their registration for the first year that they are with the Trust.

Relocation assistance: The Trust already has in place a generous relocation scheme, subject to eligible applicants meeting the terms of the scheme. The full terms of the scheme can be found in the ‘Removal and Relocation Expenses Policy’ under ‘Human Resources’ on the public website.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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