Job summary

Are you interested in working clinically with serving members of the UK Armed Forces optimising the mental health of the UK military? An exciting opportunity to work as part of the team at the Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) at HMS Drake in Plymouth has arisen.

The position offers 40 hours per week and requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs. Salary will be pro-rata where part-time hours are undertaken.

Please note this is a Fixed Term Appointment until 31/07/2024. For information relating to the temporary nature of this role, please see the additional information.

Job description

The successful postholder will Provide effective care, with an approach based on recovery and rehabilitation, to Service Personnel (SP) and entitled civilians, with timely access to skilled and effective assessment, treatment and occupational recommendations that meets the needs.

Person specification

Duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Offering advice and supporting commanders and entitled SP and civilians.
  • Providing and contributing to clinical leadership both within the team and to primary care professionals on mental healthcare, advice, support and legislation.
  • Engaging in regular clinical supervision in line with current practice guidelines with an appropriate supervisor and provide clinical supervision for other colleagues and peers.
  • Please pay particular attention to the attached Job Description and Person Specification, which outlines the role requirements in further detail.


    Full General Medical Council (GMC) Registration with licence to practice.
    Member or Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (F/MRCPsych) or equivalent based on a foundation medical degree.
    Certificate of Specialist Training or equivalent in General Adult or forensic Psychiatry


    Full General Medical Council (GMC) Registration with licence to practice.


    We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • An NHS Pension
  • Free Parking
  • Access to a Gym