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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/10/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist – Adult ADHD Team

Job Reference: 284-FTB09-21

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) – a Mental Health Service for children and young people aged 0-25
£84,559 - £114,003

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation [BWC] Trust is seeking to appoint a high-quality, enthusiastic, and engaged full time Consultant Psychiatrist to work within its city-wide Adult ADHD service.

The Mental Health Services [MHS] division at BWC is comprised of Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), which is a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health service delivering a pathway of care for 0-25 year olds. The service is led by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and it is the first of its kind nationally.  Bringing together the expertise and commitment of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC), the Priory Group, and The Children’s Society, FTB offers a wide range of mental health support options tailored to the needs of the young people, young adults and families it cares for and supports.

The MHS also provides CAMHS In-patient service, based at Parkview Clinic in Moseley, Birmingham provides care for children and young people aged up to 18 years with specialist mental health needs from across the West Midlands Region and includes an Acute Admission and Assessment unit and a General Adolescent Unit.   The CAMHS In-patient Service has become one of only two NHS In-patient Services in the Country to receive Autism Accreditation. 

High quality consultant appointments are critical to ensuring senior clinical leadership and providing excellent services. You will be a qualified consultant psychiatrist with full registration with GMC, or within six months of obtaining your specialist registration.  Experience of working within an MDT is essential.  You will have Approved Clinician status and S12 approval or be willing to achieve these within three months of appointment.

The successful applicant will be employed by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust. As well as working within the ground-breaking FTB service, there are a number of other benefits including a strong commitment to continuous professional development.

Mental Health Services have links with Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham and supports consultants with interest in research and medical education.  The Trust will offer a generous re-location package, further training opportunities and will also support candidates if they wish to pursue academic qualifications relevant to their role. The service has a number of specialist services under its umbrella, which offers candidates excellent opportunity to diversify their skills and be part of a vibrant peer group.

Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management with possibility of taking up additional formal medical management roles as well as service development and under/post-graduate teaching.

Birmingham – the youngest city in Europe with almost 40 per cent of its population being under the age of 25, is a city rich in history and diversity that’s looking to the future.  As a place to live and work it offers a host of things, from renowned retail centres such as Grand Central and Bull Ring, to its high number of superb museums, art galleries, theatres and music venues and a blossoming gastronomy scene that boasts five Michelin star restaurants (the only place outside of London).

If you’re a sports fan there’s also plenty to keep you occupied, whether it’s top-level cricket at Edgbaston, football action at St Andrew’s or Villa Park or world-class athletics at the Alexandra Stadium. The city is also looking forward to welcoming people from across the globe when it hosts the next Commonwealth Games in 2022.

There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools.  With more projects on the horizon such as HS2 further exciting regeneration plans Birmingham is fast becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World.

We would welcome applications from those looking for part time or full-time opportunities. 


For further enquiries or informal discussion please contact:-

  • Dr Manoj Sukumaran

Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Medical Director

Forward Thinking Birmingham and Tier 4 CAMHS in-patient unit
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0121 333 8383


  • Dr Anupam Dharma

Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Forward Thinking Birmingham and Tier 4 CAMHS in-patient unit
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0121 333 9999 (ext 6810)

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

From January 2021, as free movement ends there will be a new UK points based immigration system. Under the points-based immigration system, anyone coming to the UK for work must meet a specific set of requirements. Visas are then awarded to those who meet all relevant criteria. The new system will treat EU1 and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Anyone coming to the UK to work, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance

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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