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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/11/2019.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 284-FTB082-19-

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Forward Thinking Birmingham – Mental Health Services for 0-25 year olds
£79,860 - £107,668

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) is a ground-breaking mental health partnership established to revolutionise mental health care for 0-25 year olds.

It integrates the expertise of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) with the Priory Group, Beacon UK and The Children’s Society. A single point of access is available for GPs, schools, local authorities, children, young people, young adults and families, to a wide range of mental health support options. From flexible community and home-based support, to inpatient and urgent care, the service offers mental health support to children, young people and young adults across the city of Birmingham

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work and has been transformed over the last few years with developments such as Grand Central, the Bull Ring and Millennium Point.  With more projects on the horizon such as HS2, further City regeneration and hosting the Common Wealth games in 2022, Birmingham is becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World. 

Culturally, there are a number of superb museums, art galleries, theatres and music venues.  Birmingham has a strong gastronomy, as it is the only English city outside of London to have five Michelin star restaurants and is famous for its Balti Triangle. There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools.  The City also has a proud sporting history including Edgbaston Cricket ground and Birmingham City and Aston Villa football clubs.

As one of the most diverse cities in Europe we welcome applications from similarly diverse backgrounds so that we have a workforce reflective of the community we serve.  Birmingham is also the youngest city in Europe so you will receive the very best possible experience working with the client group.

FTB are more determined than ever to provide the best possible mental health care to the client group and have worked on improving the services and put quality and safety of patients at the heart of everything we do.  Our vision is to be the first city where mental health problems are not a barrier to children, young people and young adults reaching their full potential and the mission is to exceed all expectations of what mental health services can achieve; resetting the bar for generations to come.

Consultant Psychiatrists Community Posts (For age group 18-25)               10 PAs  

Location – 1 at Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield and 1 at Finch Road, Lozells.

High quality consultant appointments are critical to ensuring senior clinical leadership and providing excellent services. We are looking for engaged and forward thinking Consultants who can work with us to develop our services. To deliver our vision, we require our workforce to have the skills, values and dedication and able to have a positive impact on improving services.The post holder will provide medical leadership and work collaboratively with a professional, highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, in the assessment and treatment of community patients from 18 years of age up until their 25th birthday.

You will be qualified with full registration with GMC or within 6 months of obtaining specialist registration.  Experience of working within an MDT is essential.  You will have Approved Clinician status and S12 approval or be willing to achieve these within 3 months of appointment.

The successful applicant will be employed by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust. As  well as working within the ground-breaking FTB service, there are a number of other benefits including a strong commitment to continuous professional development. FTB has links with Institute of Mental Health, University of Birmingham and supports consultants with interest in research and medical education.  The Trust will offer a generous re-location package; further training opportunities and support candidates if they wish to pursue academic qualifications relevant to their role. FTB has a number of specialist services under its umbrella, which offers candidates excellent opportunity to diversify their skills and be part of a vibrant peer group.

Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management with possibility of taking up additional formal medical management role service development, and under/post-graduate teaching.


For further enquiries or informal discussion please contact:-


Dr Anupam Dharma, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director

Forward Thinking Birmingham

Tel: 07881723030




We will be holding a recruitment open morning on Tuesday 22nd October 10:00-12:30 for candidates wishing to discuss the opportunities over a cup of coffee with the Medical Director, consultants and other key stakeholders. The event will be held at Park View Clinic, Queensbridge Road,  Moseley, B13 8QE.  Please register your attendance by emailing

Please note  Interview will be taking  place in November 2019.

Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

In 2021 Birmingham is set to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to reduce harmful emissions, improve air quality in the city and the health of our children and young people. This is not a ‘congestion charge’ and does not apply to the vast majority of vehicles entering the city centre. Exceptions for NHS staff who earn under £30k and work in the zone are available. If you think the car you drive does not comply with the new regulations, you can begin preparations now. Simply visit the Brum Breathes website to find out more information.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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