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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/11/2019.

Specialty Doctor - Community Mental Health

Job Reference: 832-2019-MD-223

Livewell Southwest CIC
Adult Mental Health
£40,037 to £74,661 pa

Livewell Southwest is an award winning provider of NHS health and social care services in Plymouth and NHS community health services in South Hams and West Devon. Quality care is at the heart of our philosophy to help keep people safe, well and at home.

A leader in integrated care, we continue to innovate our services into multidisciplinary teams shaped around our localities. As a social enterprise, we offer excellent terms and conditions and future career development opportunities. Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City offering culture and excellent travel links.

Specialty Doctor

Community Mental Health - North/West Team

Livewell Southwest, Plymouth



We would like to invite you to apply for this enhanced full-time Specialty Doctor role with Livewell Southwest.  This post will complement your experience to date, allowing you increased opportunities to further develop and broaden your skillset which will support your career progression.  Dependent on your training needs, the Organisation is keen to support you.  We would support using a PA to develop a special interest, potentially towards building a CESR portfolio for example.  Alternatively you may wish to complete the MRCPsych or other exams to meet the requirements and strengthen your application when applying for higher training. 

The successful candidate will be passionate about delivering excellent patient care.  You will be working within a CMHT based in Plymouth and working with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.  The CMHTs provide coordinated community psychiatric care, for adults of working age, across two GP based, geographic localities within Plymouth.

Why Livewell Southwest?

Livewell Southwest (LSW) is one of the UKs only providers of physical, mental and social healthcare services for people of all ages. One of the UKs largest health and social care Community Interest Companies, (3,000 staff and Commissioned at £100M+), we successfully reinvest any surplus in the communities we serve.  This promotes health and wellbeing, builds community resilience and a sustainable future for all.  Rated by the CQC as good overall and exceptional for some of our services, we are proud to be different and successful.  We forge strong, trusting relationships with commissioners in health and care, plus thriving, collaborative relationships with our partners and co-providers.

We also excel in learning and training in all professional disciplines.  We are proud partners of both Plymouth University and Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD), so we can offer continuing education, and a range of special interests, as well as teaching, training and research possibilities.

LSW has formally adopted the recommendations of the “Charter for Staff and Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors”.  We wish to provide a working environment that recognises SAS Doctors diversity of background, the major contribution they make to the delivery of care to patients and one that adequately rewards, motivates and develops this essential group of doctors.


LSW is centred on Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, a fantastic base for work and play. Fed by significant and sustained economic and social investment, Plymouth is a thriving and expanding university city, with a strong focus on postgraduate and commercial expansion. We offer great schools and other academic opportunities for all ages. An expanding range of restaurants, bars and culturally-centred urban developments, celebrate the City’s technological, environmental and naval flavours.

We would like to discuss the post and what opportunities are available to you, please contact us for an informal chat initially on the numbers below.

  • Dr Alison Battersby, Clinical Lead – CMHT on 01752 434447 or 
  • Teresa Barrett, Medical Staffing Manager on 01752 435030 or

Closing Date for completed applications is:   11th November 2019

Interviews will be scheduled for            :           28th November 2019

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