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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/03/2022.

GAP Consultant

Job Reference: 201-MD-2022-CONS-003-F

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
General Adult Community Psychiatry
North Cornwall, Launceston
£84,559 - £114,003 PA Pro Rata

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

Cornwall is a remarkable place to live and work, could it be the right place for you?

Consultant Posts in General Adult Psychiatry

We are seeking consultant psychiatrist to work in our General Adult Community Psychiatry Services. The roles are full-time and are based in North and East Cornwall. You will work alongside other consultant psychiatrists to deliver an exciting new model of collaborative locality based mental health care in our Integrated Care Areas.

As a Trust, we want our doctors to work at their full potential. For this reason, we are offering new appointees the chance to extend their development. If you want to undertake a further qualification, undertake research or involve yourself in our transformation, we are happy to consider a flexible SPA offer above the standard 2.5 SPAs to enable study, such as:

  • MBA
  • Leadership development
  • Psychotherapy qualifications
  • PGCE
  • Research

We will provide the full range of CPD and training support available to a substantive consultant and would be happy to discuss a generous relocation package with you, to enable you to settle in the county. The job descriptions can be found at

We are a cohesive and collaborative senior medical group and we enjoy a range of academic opportunities through links with Exeter and Plymouth Universities. We have an excellent monthly local CPD programme. Clinically, we work in a continuity model of care and protect our SPAs. As trainers, we have high trainee satisfaction and great exam success.

Academically, our active Research Department continues to foster and sustain an organisational culture where research, development and innovation are at the core of the Trust’s business activities.

Do you want to work in a trust that will develop you as a clinician, manager, leader, educator or researcher?

This is your opportunity to practise psychiatry in a forward looking organisation, within a beautiful rural county with a rich and diverse landscape, wide open spaces and vibrant communities.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Dr Bernadette Rheeder, Adult Community Clinical Director,

01208 834747 or 01208 834741

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Bernadette Rheeder - Adult Community Clinical Director

Email address:

Telephone number 01208 834747 or 01208 834741

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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