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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Reference: 385-GM-0001-C-JL

Weston Area NHS Trust
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Childrens Services, Drove Road, Weston-super-Mare, Weston-super-Mare
£77,913 - £105,042 per an


Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Weston Area Health Trust are offering an exciting opportunity to appoint a full time Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to work within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Weston Area Health Trust, and provide specialist mental health services to children and young people in North Somerset. The newly amalgamated BNSSG CCG brings the flexibility to work across the Sustainability Transformation Plan, sharing best practice and gaining peer support with colleagues in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.




The post holder`s primary responsibility initially will be to set up a newly commissioned Crisis/ Outreach Team for North Somerset, working closely with colleagues in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.




CAMHS/LD is part of a combined Directorate incorporating Acute and Community Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Community Paediatric Therapies, Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Patient Flow. Specialist Community Children’s Services which includes CAMHS/LD are based at Drove Road in Weston where there is a purpose built Child Development Centre with consulting rooms, therapy rooms and a multi-sensory room as well as consulting rooms in the North of North Somerset at The Barn, Clevedon. Community Paediatrics, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Child Development Practitioners are co-located with CAMHS/LD at Drove Road. There is a strong emphasis on multiagency and multidisciplinary team working, with joint meetings to discuss children with complex needs. A single point of entry system exists for referrals to children’s services.




Applicants will be expected to hold a full medical degree and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold the Certificate of Specialist Training or be within 6 months of being included on the register at the time of interview. Applicants will also be required to meet the essential criteria as described in the person specification.




North Somerset offers excellent access to Bristol and the South West with the choice of rural or urban living. There are many good schools in the area and a wide range of leisure and recreational activities. Weston Area Health Trust offers an on-site nursery and holiday club, an on-site gym and subsidised local fitness and health centre.





For further details / informal visits contact:

Candidates wishing to discuss the post should contact Dr Fiona Barlow , Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist North Somerset CAMHS, Drove Road Children`s Centre, telephone 01934 881262.


Candidates are also welcome to visit the service and visits may be arranged by contacting Tracey Langford, Business Manager, telephone 01934 881262.


To find out more about our Trust and the surrounding area please visit our Hospital website. To apply please submit your application through NHS jobs on line.

Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

Please note we will contact you via email to advise you if you have been shortlisted for this vacancy, therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account and view 'My Applications'. Please be aware that some emails have been known to end up in 'JUNK MAIL/SPAM BOX' so please be sure to check this folder as well as your INBOX so you don't miss any important communication regarding your application.

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.

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

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