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Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£147,000 (for full time)


Full and Part Time Available

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Dewsbury is looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adults. Based in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury. Part Time or Full Time Considered. Competitive salary and package.

Priory Hospital Dewsbury is a 32 Bedded Hospital that spans 2 distinct services. Hartley Ward is a 16 bedded Mental Health High Dependency Rehabilitation Service. Jubilee Ward is a 16 bedded all male Specialist Dementia Service. Each service has a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist who performs the duties of Responsible Clinician.


The available post is for Jubilee Ward (16 bedded Specialist Dementia Service).


An excellent opportunity for somebody looking to join an established team caring for a group of patients with Dementia. Jubilee ward is a 16 bedded male unit which provides a therapeutic environment for men with dementia. Most patients are under MHA and exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The Consultant will work closely with other experienced members of the MDT. The post would be suitable for an Older Adult Consultant Psychiatrist or a General Adult Psychiatrist, with experience in management of dementia.


Physical health input is provided by the on-site Specialist Physical Health Nurse and visiting GP.


There is full admin support.


What you need to apply.

  • Ability to fulfil the role of Responsible Clinician
  • You must hold a CCT, or equivalent, in Older Adult Psychiatry, or hold a CCT (or equivalent) in General Adult Psychiatry and have extensive older adult experience.
  • Meet regulatory requirements, such as GMC registration and revalidation.
  • The role will include participation in our non-residential on call rota


What we offer you

  • Part time or Full Time options considered.
  • Competitive Independent Sector salary and package.
  • Support for CPD and a mentorship programme for medical staff new to the independent sector or to Priory Group. 

Due to the large size of the company there are some excellent career progression opportunities.

  • Peer group of Doctors that are supportive. 
  • Generous study leave (including funding).
  • You will have your own office and dedicated administrative support.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Career development opportunities at the hospital and within the wider Priory Group.
  • Employee Assistant Program.
  • Priory benefit package (including private health insurance).
  • Company pension scheme.


An informal discussion or visit is encouraged 


Contact Dr Colin Forbes, Medical Director or Sue Janes, Hospital Director at Priory Hospital Dewsbury on 01924 436140


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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