Job overview

We are looking for a full time Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team at Frays Ward. This is an inpatient, male only acute adult unit located at the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual looking to progress their career, to provide clinical and strategic leadership to the Frays Ward team supported by an active network of peer consultants.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Recruitment and Retention premia for up to 20K, Relocation package for up to 8K and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, discount on the purchase and the lease of new cars. 

Further Information & Arrangements to visit:

Dr Mellisha Padayatchi, Clinical Director


T: 01895 484 795

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual with excellent leadership skills who is innovative, enthusiastic and most essentially, able to work integrally with the ward team and collaborate with numerous stakeholders.

A commitment to personal, team and service development is essential. This is busy and high pressured environment and you would need to be able to work using a collaborative approach as well as networking with many different teams that provide holistic support to our patients in the borough.

This post presents a wonderful opportunity for exposure to a wide range of clinical presentations resulting in genuinely interesting and rewarding clinical practice for senior staff and excellent experience for a newly qualified consultant. In Hillingdon, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with other providers within the borough and we are proud of our recent staff survey results which showed an improvement in motivation and satisfaction levels of our staff.

Working for our organisation

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London’s population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. 

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

Our organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

We offer flexible working too, which can fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust