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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2021.

Consultant in Forensic Learning Disabilties

Job Reference: 378-F0284

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 NLD Forensic Outreach Liaison Services - 227606
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.



Full Time, 10 Programmed Activities per week


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Forensic outreach and liaison service is looking to recruit a high calibre consultant.


As a Trust we’re passionate about helping people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. If you’re kind, caring and compassionate; you put the person first and in the centre; you know that families and carers matter; you are respectful, honest, open and transparent; you seek to improve and aim to be outstanding; and you’re relevant today and ready for tomorrow, we want you. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us.


The Trust is commissioned to provide a Community Forensic Learning Disability Service to the West Yorkshire STP to support individuals with Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder who display offending behavior more effectively within the community, safely managing risk and avoiding contact with the criminal justice system or admission to secure hospital where possible. We are looking to recruit a full-time consultant for this service. The post holder will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team including a team manager, advanced nurse practitioners, psychologist, occupational therapist and social worker.


Candidates with CCT/Article 14 or within 6 months of CCT are encouraged to apply.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, who will work closely with other community and inpatient teams within the West Yorkshire STP ensuring continuity of patient care.


Continuing professional development is also very important to us and you will be strongly encouraged to continue with further education in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and it is anticipated that there will also be excellent opportunities for you to be involved in research and quality improvement activities.


The Trust offers an in-house mentoring scheme for medical staff and provides access to leadership and management development activities as well as a very well attended monthly educational programme for all psychiatrists within the Trust.


We have Improving Working Lives status and Investor in People accreditation and are also fully committed to providing flexible careers arrangements. Our staff wellbeing offer is award winning and the personal wellbeing is of our staff is very important so we put a lot of focus on making sure all our employees are in a good place, feeling positive and happy. We provide access to occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling, pastoral and spiritual care, as well as creative and sporting activities for all to get involved in.


As an added bonus the Trust lies in the heart of Yorkshire which is right in the centre of Britain and has an exceptional communication network, whether you’re travelling by rail or road and is in close proximity of airports, including Manchester International Airport.


With the stunning Peak District National Park, the Pennines and the North Yorkshire Moors on its doorstep, and the Yorkshire coast nearby, the Trust offers easy access to numerous quaint villages, traditional market towns and Yorkshire’s 7 cities including the vibrant Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield and historic York. The university town of Huddersfield is in the area the Trust provides services to and other top universities are located in the wider Yorkshire region. High quality state and private schools, both primary and secondary are also available across the area the Trust covers and in the neighbouring areas.


Other attractions across Yorkshire include stately homes and gardens, castles and other historic site, theatres, museums and art galleries, great sporting facilities, and not forgetting our tasty Yorkshire food and drink and Michelin star restaurants.


The Trust has much to offer as a place to work and Yorkshire has much to offer as a place to live, and throughout you will experience our renowned warm Yorkshire welcome!


We would encourage you to check out further information about the Yorkshire area by searching for and more about the Trust at .


If you would like further information about the post and the Trust, Dr Hargreaves, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical lead and Dr Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director would be delighted to discuss with you:


  • Dr Hargreaves, Clinical Lead

Contact details: 01924 316429 /

  • Dr Thiyagesh, Medical Director

Contact Details: 01924 316305 /




As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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