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Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 378-CK0609

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Community South Kirklees
£39,060 to £72,840 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.



Full Time, 10 Programmed Activities per week

Basic Salary – £39,060 - £72,840

Plus remuneration for undertaking 1:7 on call duties (1 PA plus 4%)


We’re looking to recruit a full-time high calibre Specialty Doctor to work in our dynamic organisation and join our outstanding medical body.

As a Trust we’re passionate about helping people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. If you’re kind, caring and compassionate; you put the person first and in the centre; you know that families and carers matter; you are respectful, honest, open and transparent; you seek to improve and aim to be outstanding; and you’re relevant today and ready for tomorrow, we want you. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us.

We have a positive reputation for providing a conducive and supportive working environment and pride ourselves in the excellent collaborative working relationships through the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, to join the South Kirklees Community Service Line-Core Pathway based at Folly Hall Mill, Huddersfield which is easily accessible via motorways and rail links.

You will be supported by an experienced and friendly multi-disciplinary team including 1.0 WTE Consultant Psychiatrist and up to 1.0WTE GPVTS/Core Trainee Psychiatrist. You will be expected to work effectively with the Consultant Psychiatrist, multidisciplinary team and team manager to provide a safe, effective and efficient service. Excellent communication with service users, carers, colleagues and other third party organisations as well as General Practitioners will be essential.

You must be eligible for full GMC registration and a minimum of 4 years full time or equivalent in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent training. At least 2 years training must be in Psychiatry. You will also hold Section 12 approval or be eligible for such approval. A current driving licence is strongly desirable.

You will be part of a 2nd on-call rota covering the South Kirklees locality, currently at a frequency of 1 in 7.

In return we offer you a supportive and friendly working environment, excellent supervision and PDP opportunities to develop special interests and an active teaching programme within the Trust, together with protected time for your CPD. Continuing professional development is a high priority for the Trust and you will be strongly encouraged to continue with further education in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. We are also committed to principles in the “A Charter for Staff and Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors” and have an enthusiastic SAS Tutor who is driving forward support for SAS Doctors across the Trust. One outcome of his work is that we can provide you access and support to progress Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and/or Approved Clinician status, ensuring your job plan is tailored to enable these development opportunities to be undertaken.

You will be employed under the national Specialty Doctor terms and conditions with a salary within the specialty doctor salary scale. In addition the Trust grants an additional two days annual leave to SAS doctors with 7 years or more NHS experience at SAS level.

We have Improving Working Lives status and Investor in People accreditation and are also fully committed to providing flexible careers arrangements.

There is also the added bonus that the Trust lies in the heart of Yorkshire and on the doorstep of the stunning Peak District National Park, the Pennines and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Yorkshire has so much to offer as a place to live and work from its lively cities, quaint villages, rolling countryside and stunning coastline.

Stately homes, theatres, museums and art galleries are just a few of the attractions for you to discover as well as our famous Yorkshire welcome!

We would encourage you to check out the following link for further information about the Kirklees area:-

If you would like further information about the post and the following colleagues would be delighted to discuss with you:

Dr Ranjan Basu, Clinical Lead for Calderdale and Kirklees Community Pathway

Contact Details: (01484) 343744 /


Dr Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director

Contact Details: (01924) 316305 /


Dr Ian Pickering, SAS Tutor

Contact Details: (01924) 316978 /



An Equal Opportunities Monitoring sheet is included in the application form. This information will be treated in confidence and will be detached from the form prior to the shortlisting/interview process. However, Recruiting Managers will be advised if applicants have a disability in order for us to follow the 'Two Ticks' shortlisting process, unless applicants inform us that they do not wish to disclose whether or not they have a disability.

Please note we are unable to acknowledge applications for individuals who have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from this department 4 weeks after the closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust reserves the right to close any vacancy on or before the closing date (as necessary). Please ensure you apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.



As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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