Job Description

RecruiterNHS Highland
Salary£84,984 – £112,925 per annum pro rata
Posted27 Apr 2021
Closes22 Jun 2021
Career LevelConsultant
Contract TypePermanent

£84,984 – £112,925 per annum pro rata
Ref: MS17051851

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for two Consultant Psychiatrist posts in Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

CAMHS in NHS Highland – Argyll and Bute HSCP is undertaking a programme of change in line with the Scottish Governments ambitions for improved mental health and wellbeing for all young people in Scotland. The improvement plans set out a series of projects to improve access with a shift to early help and support. The key focus is on achieving good clinical outcomes and developing services in partnership with children and families with lived experience of CAMHS.

We currently have two Consultant Psychiatrist posts available which consist of one full-time (40 hours) and one part-time (28 hours), both posts provide the potential to offer considerable room for personal development as well as the development of specialist interests both within Argyll and Bute and across NHS Highland.
The appointee(s) will be expected to contribute to clinical governance and to the overall management of the clinical service by representation of medical perspectives at different local and national fora.

Argyll and Bute offers some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery and is a wonderful place to live and work providing a wonderful place to raise a family, whilst affording an excellent quality of life. It also provides amazing opportunities for a range of outdoor activities such as hill walking, golf, sailing and cycling. There is a wide choice of areas to live including small urban towns and more remote locations.

Argyll and Bute’s Vision and Values:

Our Vision: Working together to achieve the best for children, young people and their families.

Our Values:

  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Children and young people are at the centre of our work

The posts are as advertised, however consideration will be given to alternative hours and any changes to the job description will be agreed.

Candidates must have a higher qualification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent) and be on the Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, or be within 3 months of eligibility. Candidates should be AMP approved.

A relocation package is available.

If you would to discuss this exciting opportunity further please contact:

Patricia Renfrew, Interim Head of Service Children’s Health and CAMHS
Tel 07771 937403 Email:

Dr Louise Beare, Interim Clinical Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Tel 01436 633200 Email:

Closing Date Midnight, 25 May 2021

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