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Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 246-MSEC1500750

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Forensic Psychiatry
Northside House, Norwich

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Specialty Doctor Psychiatry for Male Low Secure pathway Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Applications are invited to apply for a position (1 WTE) working in the male low secure inpatient service based at Northside House in Norwich. This is an opportunity to join the service at a time of significant development. The unit has recently moved to offer 16 beds in a new ward within an established secure unit. There are opportunities to further develop a fully integrated pathway for men within Forensic Services with strong links with community forensic mental health and criminal justice agencies. The unit forms part of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Forensic services, which has 82 beds providing male and female medium and low secure beds. Services are also provided to local courts, prisons and criminal justice partners. There will be opportunity to experience different parts of the service for interested applicants. The post is recognised for core and higher training and there is opportunity for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This is an exciting time to join the service as it completes a significant transformation programme and looks to becoming involved in New Care Models across the Eastern region. You will join an existing group of 6 Consultants and other specialty grade doctors.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC and possess a license to practice. Experience within secure services is desirable, although not essential.

Some of the benefits we can offer you:

  • We will support the training, study time, and costs for those doctors seeking to achieve RC/AC status
  • The Trust encourages continuing personal development, including S.12 status
  • Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
  • Generous relocation / removal benefit
  • Extensive wellbeing program and support
  • On site subsided gym
  • On site FREE physio service
  • On site FREE Yoga
  • On site FREE parking
  • Access to on-site training centre at Hellesdon Hospital
  • Opportunities to become involved in teaching and training with research links to the University of East Anglia

Norfolk and Suffolk are known for beautiful countryside and coastal areas, alongside a mixture of modern facilities and cultural and historical attractions, all within 90 minutes of London.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief



For further details / informal visits contact:


Dr Mark Earthrowl, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Lead Clinician on 01603 421558, email

Karen Clements, Locality Manager, Secure Services on 01473 322250, email:

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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