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Consultant Psychiatrist - Forensic Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist

Main area
Forensic Psychiatry
Consultant Psychiatrist
10 sessions per week (Full time - 10 PAs per week)
Job ref
Fromeside Secure Services
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
08/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to join our service. The post holder will have proven clinical and leadership skills and be able to manage complex forensic patients in an inpatient setting.

The post holder will work on the inpatient medium secure wards. The post holder will work with a multidisciplinary team and will provide clinical leadership to the team. The post holder will also be expected to take on other leadership roles within the hospital.

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

Candidates must have full GMC registration and have a CCT in Forensic Psychiatry/ General Adult Psychiatry (with significant experience in forensic psychiatry) or be within 6 months of completion of training or be eligible for inclusion on the specialist register at the time of interview.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry


Essential criteria
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in a inpatient setting.
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in forensic psychiatry.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance as a Consultant.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership skills

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess and treat adults of working age with complex mental health and risk issues.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working with individuals in secure services.


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of alternatives to inpatient admission care approaches


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience as an Educational Supervisor for trainees

Research and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Tim Amos
Job title
Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
0117 354 6907
Additional information

Dr Tim Amos, Medical Lead, on 0117 354 6907 and/or Angie Jakubowska, Clinical Lead, on 0117 354 6885 for an informal chat.