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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/01/2022.

Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7382

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CMTH Skegness and Boston
Department of Psychiatry, Pilgrim Hospital, Sibsey Road, Boston & Holly Lodge, 9 The Meadows, Lincoln Lane, Skegness
£42,393 to £79,054 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

Thank you for considering Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) as your future employer.

We are currently advertising for a Fixed Term Specialty Doctor in Older Adults, Community based in Boston and Skegness for a 6 month period.

About LPFT

This is an excellent and exciting time to join an innovative Trust, aspiring for better patient outcomes. The Trust has services across 4 divisions including Adult Inpatient & Urgent Care, Adult Community, Older Adults including Frailty and Specialist Services across 50 locations, employing over 2,500 staff with an average income of £110m.

We are proud that Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is a high performing and financially sound organisation. We are rated in the top three Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in England (Staff Survey); ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for well-led (CQC); and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the east midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey).

The Trust is on a transformation journey through enhancing innovation, research and clinical effectiveness and is also a key area for development and we are particularly seeking individuals who can lead in the delivery of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

University of Lincoln opened its Medical School in collaboration with The University of Nottingham in 2019 with student experience going from strength to strength thanks to our Senior Consultant representation and quality placements within LPFT. As set out in our work programme we’ll be increasing our university partnership which will only strengthen our reputation as the best education and training provider in the East Midlands.

The Offer

  • Local pension options outside of NHS Pension
  • Active internal medical bank with competitive hourly rates
  • Protected time for research and special clinical interests
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years with a study leave budget of £2000 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on learning and development hence generous study leave and allocated budget
  • Excellent post graduate training experience and medical education team
  • Flexible working, less than full time working, geographically distanced home working considered where this can be safely managed
  • Excellent staff benefits; see staff benefits booklet
  • Health and wellbeing support,
  • Enhanced maternity package – 52 weeks leave (8 weeks full pay, 18 weeks half pay, 13 weeks SMP and 13 weeks unpaid leave).
  • Supportive carer / family leave policy for family emergencies

Why Lincolnshire?

Lincoln has been crowned the best UKcityto raise a family, thanks to its outstanding schools, clean air quality, safety and averagepropertyprices. People move to Lincolnshire, primarily, for the quality of life on offer: a real mix of bustling historic market towns, idyllic villages, miles of unspoilt coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and one of the greatest cathedral cities in Britain. Property prices are typically 60% of the average of those in the south east. All this plus a diverse and fast growing economy, low unemployment, a healthy environment, low crime rates, health and education facilities well above the national average and affordable housing

Next steps

For more details on this vacancy please see the attached job description however, for a better insight into the Trust and the role itself please contact Dr Collins Esiwe, Clinical Director initially via email

If you also have a partner and / or family who would want to relocate with you, please also mention this in your discussions with the CD and we can explore employment opportunities for them also.


We offer an excellent range of staff benefits that go over and above the standard NHS provision. These include early access to psychological therapies, eye care vouchers, cycle to work schemes, car lease schemes, childcare schemes and flexible working.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic DBS check, please refer to the additional documentation above. Induction dates will be confirmed by the recruiting manager.

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