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Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Total package up to £150,000 depending on experience

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Full Time (part time / full time / flexible working will be considered)

Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in the next 6 months.

St Andrew’s is a not for profit Charity - we have no shareholders and any surplus we make is ploughed straight back into our services. We are part of the Specialist Provider Collaboratives in the East and West Midlands and are a member of the East Midlands Alliance. Our services in Northampton, set in 150 plus acres of woodland greenery are spread across 5 Divisions – Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, Neuropsychiatry and CAMHS. We have a number of unique specialist national services including our Deaf Forensic Service, Huntington’s Service, Secure Brain Injury Service, Older Adults Secure Services, Blended Women’s Service (one of 3 National Pilots) and a specialist inpatient DBT service.

Make a difference – for yourself and your patients!

Why join St Andrew’s

  • Opportunities to progress – Most of our senior medical managers started off as Consultants in the Charity
  • Speciality Doctor and Physical Healthcare team support
  • Infrequent non resident second on calls with 24 hour first on call cover
  • We sponsored some of our doctors to undertake MBA degrees
  • The chance to be part of a community of over 30 Consultants and 8 Clinical Directors on one site with a weekly multidisciplinary CPD and Grand Rounds programme that includes colleagues from the NHS
  • Only 10 per cent of our Consultant Psychiatrist roles are occupied by locums. Our posts fill up fast
  • Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medicolegal work though our community partnerships
  • Opportunities for joint roles with the NHS in some areas
  • Teaching Opportunities for medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham as well as Trainees
  • Opportunities for research with our Research and Innovation Team
  • Class leading analytics and data monitoring with extensive integration with our Electronic Records
  • Electronic Prescribing on all our wards.
  • £1000 dedicated study allowance
  • Located centrally in UK with great transport networks to London and the midlands whilst also having very good schools and great value for money properties.

Other benefits:

Pension, 32 days of Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off, free parking, sickness policy on par with the NHS, secretarial support and more

Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation Division

Our aim is to provide high-quality assessment, care and treatment, helping patients to progress to the least restrictive setting by equipping them with the skills required to live as independently as possible, closer to communities of their choosing.

Our teams are multi-disciplinary, with extensive knowledge, skills and experience of working with services like below and therefore we are looking to speak with Consultant Psychiatrists who have an interest in the below patient groups:

  • Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) with co-morbid Disordered Eating
  • Mental illness for male/ female adults and older adults
  • PICU treating acute admissions to stabilise and step down to a low secure environment

We include patients in planning their care, valuing and embracing each individual’s unique qualities.

Our teams use compassion to be inclusive, motivated, open and honest.  We are focused on outcomes and value by driving continuous improvements for our patients and treating everyone with equal respect, trust and dignity.

The Role

If you would like to be part of working with an innovative and dynamic team; be able to develop and deliver up to date treatments; and work in a supportive environment then this is the place for you!  This will be a personally and professionally rewarding role.  The post-holder will be able to undertake non-clinical activities of interest e.g. research, teaching, governance and management - in an innovative way, and influence the direction of services in order for them to attain the best outcomes for our patients.

You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients with often complex needs.  You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services, with scope to develop your specialist interests and grow your remit and responsibilities. You will have an office and the support of an associate specialist as ward doctor and a full MDT including Clinical Administrators and Personal Assistants dedicated to your wards and service.

We are looking for an individual who wants a role where they have the autonomy to make decisions that will help improve patient care and outcomes and has a passion about transforming care. Someone who wants to join an organisation and be a leader of a team who also shares this passion.

International Medical Graduates

We welcome applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK and you will be considered alongside all other applications. Please contact our recruitment team at if you would like more details on how we can support you.


For further details please contact our Internal Recruitment Consultant, James Farrelly on 07827856634