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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2021.

Specialty Doctor CAMHS/ADHD

Job Reference: 449-ME114

Solent NHS Trust
Western Community Hospital
£41,158 - £76,751 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Solent CAMHS (Southampton) are transforming the way in which they deliver services to children and young people with ADHD and wider Neurodevelopmental needs. As part of our new pathway we are looking to recruit a Speciality Doctor with a special interest in Neurodevelopmental disorders to complement our current skill mix.

You will be working within a strong multi-disciplinary Specialist CAMHS team with strong links to our Community Paediatric Medical Services. We are looking for candidates who share our passion and commitment to high quality, responsive and timely service delivery.

The post will provide opportunities for successful candidates to utilise and develop their skill set across quality improvement, service development and delivery, and audit and research.

We are committed to working in strong partnership with children and families and wider partner agencies and as such are looking for colleagues who share the same passion in co-production and integrated working.

We welcome applications from candidates who can bring knowledge and skills to help us build on our success; to create a high quality, efficient and effective system to address demand and capacity issues and expertise in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders. It would be desirable to have additional training in the use of specific diagnostic tools, competencies and clinical experience in assessment of children with ADHD and/or social and communication difficulties.


This is an exciting post which will appeal to colleagues committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. We welcome informal discussions about the post and look forward to hearing from you. Please get in contact with Dr Anna Gibson (Lead Clinician and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) or Chantal Homan (Service and Quality Manager) on 023 8103 0061.


Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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