Job Search & Apply




Priory Hospital Arnold, Ramsdale Park, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential. 

Priory Arnold provides acute adult mental health services, delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, at our purpose built facility in Arnold. We have been providing acute adult mental health services on behalf of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust over the past three and half years. We currently have two 16 bed mixed acute wards and one 10 bed female PICU service. We are planning to open a 10 bed male PICU service in the near future, bringing our bed capacity to 52 in total.

Priory Group’s focus on quality improvement, combined with Priory Arnold’s focus on delivering patient-centred care allow us to continuously evaluate and enhance our performance.

Priory Arnold enjoys a stable and established MDT which includes OT, psychology and experienced RMN's.  The hospital offers a range of treatments and interventions including promoting least restrictive practice and patient collaboration in decision making. The service works closely with other Priory Healthcare services within the Priory North Region enabling and developing supportive care pathways.

Our approach

The treatment programmes at Priory Arnold aim to optimise patient recovery and potential by treating and minimising risk behaviours and by enabling them to develop psychological / emotional, social and occupational skills and resilience.

All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery. These interventions include:

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Mental health awareness group

Individual and group psychological therapy

Managing anger programme (MAP)

Drug and alcohol programme

Relationship programme (social skills)

Coping skills programme

Problem solving therapy

Our structured approach to care explicitly acknowledges and supports the issue of change (or readiness for change) and is essential for successful engagement and treatment.

Current vacancies

Due to internal moves, we now have a vacancy for a dedicated full-time Consultant Psychiatrist for our mixed acute ward with 16 beds.

The service will accept admissions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from Nottinghamshire NHS trust. We seek to appoint a highly-motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force. The successful candidate will be joining an expanding and clinically diverse Priory North Region. There is strong governance structure within the Region and the successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in service and quality development activities and to participate in governance meetings and Service Line meetings, as necessary.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

Candidates must have a higher medical qualification (MRCPsych or equivalent).

We’d like to offer you:

A dedicated specialty doctor to support your clinical duties

Opportunities for career development within the Priory Healthcare network

Competitive salary

30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays

Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

Contributory pension scheme.

Private MedicaI Insurance for you and your family.

Life Assurance.

Medical indemnity cover.

Dedicated medical secretary.

Full time expereinced Specialty Doctor.

Disclosure check cost coverage

Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

CPD support/SPA (2 hours per week)

Free on-site parking

Free meals on duty

Cycle to work scheme

Priory Online Benefits and Cashback rewards

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ajith Gurusinghe, Medical Director, Priory Arnold (0115 966 1500) to discuss this exciting opportunity further. 

As a Consultant Psychiatrist you would lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and a Specialty Doctor who will form part of the MDT. You are expected to review treatment plans, coordinate discharge and liaise with Nottingham bed management team regarding admission, progress update and discharge planing. Priory Arnold operates a non-residential medical on call rota and the post holder is expected to participate on the on-call rota which is on a second on call basis, 1:6. 

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date