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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Reference: 342-RVN629-LM

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Barton Hill Settlement, Bristol
£76,761 - £103,490 per an

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.

We are an exciting and innovative NHS organisation with performance and service improvement high on our agenda. As a large mental health trust we provide health and social services to residents of Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and North Somerset.

Part Time Consultant Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Working with the CAMHS Triage, Assessment and Outreach Team

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in the CAMHS Triage, Assessment and Outreach Team. The team is a partnership of NHS clinicians and our colleagues in Off The Record, a childrens charity. The role will involve consulting with and supporting team members with urgent community assessments which will include a wide range of mental health diagnosis in addition to consulting with and supporting team members with hospital emergency and deliberate self-harm assessments.

There are opportunities to develop clinical special interests, take a role in team leadership, development and management and deliver teaching and training to undergraduate medical students and post-graduate trainees in psychiatry.

The successful applicant will join a group of 14 other Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry colleagues working across 4 community CAMHS teams and 2 Learning Disability CAMHS teams in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and a Tier 4 inpatient unit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Helen Stephens, Consultant Child Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for CAMHS on 0117 340 8600.

Bernie Chinnock, Team Manager for the Triage, Assessment and Outreach Team on 0117 340 8570.
Dr Ifeoma Ameke, Consultant Child Psychiatrist for the Triage, Assessment and Outreach team on 0117 340 8570.

Closing Date

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid.


All applicants who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your account and emails regularly. If you do not have a TRAC account, one will be created for you. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


In order to ensure an efficient recruitment process we only accept applications submitted via this website. Unless specifically indicated 'Offline' paper application forms or CVs will not be accepted. All applications will be downloaded from NHS Jobs to our recruitment system TRAC. All correspondence will be sent via TRAC.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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

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

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