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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 222-MED-152

West London NHS Trust
Medical and Dental
12211 New Model of Care Funding, SOUTHALL
£77,913 to £105,042 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Applicants are invited to apply for an opportunity to work at West London Forensic Service within the Men’s Medium Secure Directorate.

There is one substantive full time Consultant Forensic post working on the High Dependency Unit (0.6 wte) plus consultation service to the Forensic Outreach Service (0.4 wte). Please see the Job Description for full details of the post.

West London NHS Trust provides a broad range of forensic mental health care in adult male, women’s and adolescent services - across high, medium and low security settings, as well as in a community and court diversion setting.


The Trust is one the of largest mental health trusts, providing specialist forensic mental health care across 8 boroughs in North West London, local services across 3 boroughs in West London, in addition to high secure care.


The Trust is organised in two Clinical Service Units (CSUs), High and Forensic CSU covering Broadmoor Hospital and all forensic services based at Ealing site (Three Bridges Unit, Orchard Women’s Service, WEMS, Wells Unit, Low Secure and Forensic Outreach and Community Services), and Local Services CSU for the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.


The Post Holder will be supported to take opportunities for learning, academic teaching and peer review as a member of a group of over 20 consultants. The post holder will have exciting opportunities for career development working in a Trust providing regional and national specialist forensic mental health services.


Candidates are invited to discuss this appointment informally and in confidence with Dr Satinder Sahota, Clinical Lead Male Medium Secure Service, and Dr Claire Dillon, Clinical Director - 0208 354 8049.




Payscale as per Consultant paygrade plus London weighting

Stakeholder Interview will be held w/c 18th March 2019

AAC will be held on 21st March 2019

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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