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Specialty Doctor / Associate Specialist – Learning Disability or Autism (ASD)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Packages up to £80K depending on experience

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Specialty Doctor / Associate Specialist – Learning Disability or Autism (ASD)
Full Time or Part Time
Packages up to £80K depending on experience 
On call payments paid separately 


You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

You will join one of the largest specialist mental health sites in the UK and join a team of over 30 other Consultant Psychiatrists and 8 Clinical Directors / Medical Directors based at our Northampton site so lots of support for someone early in their psychiatry career but great opportunities to progress into more senior level roles in the future too.

The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, Medium Secure, PICU, Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too.  It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gym’s and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds (please see link below for more details).

“Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”


The Service

We are currently looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor, who can work in our learning disability or autism (ASD) service to support the current medical and RC team.  We are looking for someone who can share their innovative ideas of delivering mental health care to the best outcomes.

We welcome applications from high calibre candidates who can bring relevant skills to any areas of the complex and personalised casework that we undertake. With solid links to the Regional Approval Panel, we have successfully supported a number of our speciality doctors progress to Approved Clinician status and provide a large range of CPD activities, and opportunities for assessments, research, audits etc.

This is an exciting time within St Andrews with the development of services delivering value based outcomes. We are looking for a speciality doctor who can be a part of this unique opportunity to shape our future services.


About You

The successful candidate will join an established MDT and help support the continuous improvement of services and patient care. You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrew's commitment to innovation and world-class care.

MRCPsych or equivalent is preferable and membership of the GMC will be required.  Further career progression in terms of Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status, will be encouraged and supported.


We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Psychiatrists through various leadership and clinical training programmes.  There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrews Consultancy Service.

 Why Choose St Andrew’s?

  • Competitive salary
  • Separately remunerated on call duties available
  • A tailored comprehensive induction programme
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development with regular onsite educational & training events
  • Support for appraisal and revalidation
  • Autonomy to make decisions to improve patient outcomes


Please see below some of the comments from current doctors within St Andrews healthcare:

“The working environment is conducive for anyone wanting to learn and progress in medicine. In particular, you will have plenty of senior support and guidance. (I don’t know of any previous post I’ve worked in, in which I have had as much access to my Supervising Consultant).

At St Andrew’s you will definitely feel you are a genuine and appreciated contributor to the Multidisciplinary Team and you will certainly feel you are making a positive difference in patient’s lives.”

The post attracts a competitive salary with travel allowance (with the option of additional remuneration for work undertaken via the St Andrew’s Consultancy service), sickness policy on par with NHS, 41 days annual leave including bank holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more...


For further details please contact our Internal Recruitment Consultant, James Farrelly on 01604 616624 or