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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Males - Forensic Medium Secure

Job Reference: L28-JFSTAH23523

St Andrew’s Healthcare
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Suitable for experience Consultant or Newly Qualified (soon to complete CCT)

Location: Northampton

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Full Time or Part Time Considered

Due to promotion of the incumbent post-holder, we are looking to recruit a specialist in the field of older persons forensic healthcare for Cranford Ward. Our medium secure ward for men aged over 65.

St Andrews'

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day

The Role and Person

Working within our Medium Secure Service, you will be the Responsible Clinician for Cranford Ward, our specialist medium secure ward for older men. This is an opportunity to work within a national specialist service to support patients with complex psychopathology and provide bespoke care adapted for their individual needs. This post is being advertised as a full time role however we would consider flexible or part time working arrangements.

With the changes in the service giving more autonomy to staff to make decisions that will help improve patient outcomes, we are looking for people who have new ideas and who want a role where they have more autonomy to make decisions in the best interest of patient care.

The successful candidate will lead a full MDT and help shape services further through strategic decision-making and improvement projects. You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrews commitment to innovation and world-class care.

Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent and hold a CCT in Forensic Psychiatry or Old Age Psychiatry



St Andrews has a proud history of supporting newly qualified Psychiatrists completing their CCT to make that transition into their first Consultant level role a successful one. This will be done through support, development and one to one mentoring from over 30 specialist Consultant Psychiatrists and Clinical Directors who are based on the Northampton site. As well as this you will have support from some very talented Speciality Doctors who are dedicated to your wards and service too.

We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Consultant Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country. There are opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrew's Consultancy Service.

For further details please contact Dr Alex Hamilton – on 01604 608678 ( or our Internal Recruitment Consultant, James Farrelly on 01604 616624 (

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