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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2020.

Associate Specialist - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Reference: 798-0396

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
CAMHS North Medical
£56,133 to £92,401 pa

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Applications are invited to apply for post within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Worcestershire, to complement the expertise of our existing teams, and following a review of service need and departure of a colleague. You will join other Consultant Psychiatrists, specialty doctors and a highly performing wider multidisciplinary team working across Worcestershire, all with a passion for providing and developing high quality specialist community child and adolescent mental health services.

Worcestershire CAMHS is rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC, with positive feedback from young people and parents about care and staff. Worcestershire CAMHS has co-produced the national award winning app BESTIE (see attached link), alongside this innovation we have designed group packages and training such as BERT (Brief Emotional Regulation Training) and WRAPP (Wellbeing, Resilience and Positivity Programme for Young People).

We have a number of specialist pathways and services within the overall CAMHS offer including CEDS, CAMHS Plus and Reach4Wellbeing and as an integral part of the Worcestershire Children’s Health Service there are excellent links with the rest of Children’s services, including public health nursing and Community paediatrics.

Worcestershire is committed to the continued development of a responsive, dynamic and flexible mental health service for children and their families. You will be expected to be energetic and imaginative, with excellent leadership and team working skills and will play an integral role in providing and reshaping the service to continue to meet the needs of children and young people who have mental health problems.

Well-being is a priority for the Trust and it is vitally important to the Medical Management within the Trust that newly recruited colleagues are supported and are able to ‘grow’ professionally. Worcestershire is ideal for those looking for a good work life balance with a number of excellent schools and areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds. There are also particularly good road links both to Birmingham, London and the South West.

It is essential you meet the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ criteria for appointment to a this post. Consideration will also be given to those applicants looking for flexibility with working arrangements. Development of a special interest will also be encouraged.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact the following to discuss this post:

Dr Alison Rigler - Clinical Director on 07753 430818

Dr Ursula Doerry - CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist on 01527 488650



Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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