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Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Description

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

10 programmed Activities


£76,001 - £102,465 pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Adult Forensic Mental Health Services Directorate service psychiatry team. We are currently looking to appoint three new colleagues to work with us as Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists.

We are a dynamic and innovative trust providing an excellent environment in which employees can develop and progress in their career.

You might be interested to know that the Adult Forensics’ services have been developing for 25-years and have been established as a clinical directorate since 2003 as part of the Trust’s wider specialist services network. Adult Forensics services provide care and rehabilitation for patients with primary mental health diagnosis although some patients will often have coexisting personality pathology and a small number may have learning difficulties.

This post is based at the Edenfield Centre, Adult Forensic Mental Health Service Directorate in Prestwich, Manchester. It is a replacement post on a full time basis for ten programmed activities. The post holder will have responsibility for inpatients with mental illness, outpatients, a prison clinic and liaison forensic service to a defined catchment area in Greater Manchester. The post holder will work with inpatients at the Edenfield Centre Medium Secure Unit. Applicants should have CCT accreditation in forensic psychiatry and must be on the specialist register with the GMC, or should be a psychiatry trainee within three months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

The Trust is ideally situated to support a healthy work / life balance and although the new post is full time we would be prepared to consider applicants who wish to work flexibly.

More details are outlined in the attached job description.

There will also be opportunity to engage in teaching and/or research opportunities.

Please do not hesitate to apply if you are currently waiting for your CCT qualifications.

Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health Trust welcomes applicants from outside of the region and has a relocation policy in place, if you feel relocation may apply to your application please contact the medical HR team for further details ( Email address removed ).

Further information relating to the post can be obtained by contacting either Dr Matthew Sanderson Lead Consultant  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) or for information relating to the Trust in general, please contact Dr Chris Daly Medical Director ( Email address removed ).

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMW:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust’s Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £4769 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

To achieve this, the Trust recommends that you sign up for the DBS update service (£13 annual subscription fee currently) which is an automated process. You may choose to have a DBS carried out by the Trust of a three yearly basis instead, however, you will be required to pay for the cost of this check at the time (currently £4769)

GMW have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester West who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

GMW requires all Band 2 Health Care applicants to achieve a Care Certificate if not already done so.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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