Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is seeking to recruit a dynamic and forward thinking Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide clinical leadership to our new Unscheduled Care Team.

This post is based at Lister Street in Crosshouse University Hospital and the successful applicant will be one of 5 WTE Consultants working across Ayrshire in our thriving community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.

The Terms and Conditions of service are those determined by the Consultant Contract and the post is offered on a 10 programmed activity basis. Opportunities may exist for Extra Programmed Activities to be undertaken subject to service requirements.

The post will include participation on an on-call rota. Applications from individuals who wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered.

Appropriately experienced applicants must have Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice and must be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT or CESR at the date of interview.

You should be a Member or Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent, and be eligible for, or willing to seek, Approval under section 22 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

The post involves travel and a full driving licence would be beneficial.

Post Ref No. 135027

Interview Date – 28/03/2023 after noon session – 13:00-16:00

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Helen Smith Clinical Director on 01292 615932 ext: 16713 or Dr Morag Henderson, Associate Medical Director, Mental Health Services, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership on 01294 323514.

While we would prefer an application through the online application process, applications in the form of a current CV will be accepted, with supporting documentary evidence of your entry onto the Specialist Register/CCT/CESR date, along with the names and addresses(postal and email) of 2 referees, including your current and most recent Lead Consultant/Clinical Director, should be submitted electronically to: [email protected] no later than 16/02/2023. The interview is anticipated to take place on 28/03/2023 afternoon. Please Quote Ref No: 135027. Job Packs, including job description, are available for download at Details of all our Medical Posts can be found at You can also obtain further information about the organisation at


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