Job summary

Work in a place were your team values you, we could say we are seeking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist for General Adult Community Services but we want someone who is a changemaker so come join us to help us reshape the future to work within a multi-disciplinary team based at Horton Park, Bradford.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust provides award winning, high quality mental health, community, learning disability and children’s services, across Bradford district and Craven.

You will work with colleagues to provide a comprehensive community based mental health service that is responsive to the needs of the local population. Our CMHTs deliver a high standard of community-based treatment, care, and support for people with complex and enduring mental health problems that need specialist intervention, beyond what primary care is able to provide.

Applicants should have a higher qualification in psychiatry (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent) and be included on or be eligible for inclusion on the GMC’s Specialist Register. Specialty Registrars who are within 6 months of attainment of CCST at the time of interview are eligible to apply. The appointee will need to be both S12 approved at the time of the interview, s/he must be fully eligible for approval.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment of new referrals and attending their formulation meetings.
  • Medical review of patients as agreed in multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Attending daily huddle meetings
  • Home visits when required.
  • Attending multidisciplinary case review meetings whenever they are arranged.
  • Attending weekly team meeting/leadership meetings.
  • Attending management and academic meetings: –
  • Once a month – Medical Council.
  • Once a month- Community Consultants Meeting
  • Once in 3 months – Peer Group Meeting.
  • Once a month – Team Quality & Safety Meeting.
  • Advice to GP’s/Liaison Teams/Hospitals (occasional hospital attendance may be required).
  • Preparing reports and attending mental health tribunals for patients on Community Treatment Orders.
  • Reviewing and preparing reports for patients subject to Sec 37/41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Closing Date: 28th April 2024

    Shortlisting Date: 29th April 2024

    Interview Date: 30th May 2024

    About us

    We have a strong focus on your continued professional development, including special interests, whether that’s a clinical educator, researcher or offer an award-winning consultant development programme – Psychiatric Educator of the Year (Deputy Medical Director) and ranked top in GMC NTS’s survey for Yorkshire and Humber. Good links with the Universities of Leeds and Bradford and the British Medical Association further strengthens our training offer.

    We want to be the ‘best place to work’ and your wellbeing is our priority, with a supportive and accessible senior leadership team, and access to a range of health and wellbeing support. Working with our Medical Council, you will be actively involved in shaping clinical leadership decisions.

    From the buzzing city life of Bradford to the tranquil Yorkshire Dales, our location has something for everyone. The area offers a high standard of living at an affordable price, with good schools. Over 60 per cent of the Bradford district is rural and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven feature stunning landscapes, picturesque villages and iconic landmarks, including the Three Peaks. Bradford district is one of the most multicultural in Britain with over 100 languages. Its rich architectural heritage, includes the UNESCO world heritage site of Saltaire.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching.
  • Participation in the training of other disciplines.
  • Providing educational supervision of trainees and other disciplines.
  • Participation in clinical audit and quality improvement activities.
  • Participation in service/team evaluation and the planning of future service developments.
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval AC status, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review.
  • Visible leadership to ensure effective and proactive role model as part of our strategic framework.
  • Please review the attached job description and person specification for further details about this role.

    Person Specification



  • Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST6 trainees should be within six months of attainment at the time of the interview) or CESR equivalent. Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 approval and Approved Clinician
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion
  • Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 approval and Approved Clinician
  • Desirable

  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MD, Other professional qualification ( MSc)
  • Experience


  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective
  • Experience to a level allowing recognition of trainer status by the Royal College of Psychiatrist
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates & postgraduates
  • Evidence of experience in medical audit and understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Practical experience of Clinical Audit Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Desirable

  • Teaching/presentation experience ( conference presentation, EBM, research experience).
  • Other


  • Ability to exercise effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and the care programme approach
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users to promote recovery.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision
  • Highly effective communication skills.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development
  • Knowledge and Skills


  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users and their families/carers.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the funding arrangements in the NHS and recent NHS developments
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice
  • Desirable

  • Experience of involvement in service development and/or reconfiguration
  • Practical experience of research
  • Sympathetic to the Trust’s mission