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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£70,000 - £80,000 Depending on skills and experience



Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Specialty Grade Dr (CAMHS) in Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital, in the Cheadle area . Salary £70,000-£80,000 depending on skills and experience 


Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of Eating Disorder Services and Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence across 13 wards which include acute adult wards, Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS, Rehabilitation, Acute and PICU services. Situated on Wilmslow road with easy transport links.


We are looking for a Speciality Grade Doctor in our CAMHS Unit. You will be joining an established team with many years of experience and will be well supported in developing skills in working with this challenging patient group.  We pride ourselves on achieving positive outcomes for young people who have spent significant periods in hospital and struggled with significant mental health issues.  Quality and safe care using a least restrictive approach are key.


 Your role on the unit will be to provide day-to-day medical support to the young people and the team. This will involve regular medical and mental state reviews with the young people, medication management, involvement in ward round and review meetings, reflective practice and team meetings.  You will have good writing skills and will provide regular reports for meetings and for MHA review tribunals and managers’ hearings.  You will be able to deputise for the consultant in his absence with the support of the MDT.  You will also provide cross-cover for other SGDs in the hospital.


As of February 2023, out of hours cover for the site is provided by NES Healthcare and, as such, working hours are 37.5 hours per week, which conventionally runs from 9am to 5pm. No on call required.


What you need


  • GMC registration with a license to practice
  • Substantive experience in Psychiatry
  • Section 12 approval (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)


Previous post-holders have achieved success in their MRCPsych examinations, have moved on to Higher Specialist Training and are now Consultants.  There is an active training programme at Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal which includes regular academic meetings. SGDs also meet regularly as a group and have individual support and supervision.  Examination practice is on offer from consultants who have examined for the CASC examination.  Further training opportunities are available, including both internal and external CPD courses and conferences, according to your CPD needs. There are also options for becoming involved in management and Quality Improvement initiatives. 



What we offer you


Salary of £70,000 - £80,000 Depending on Experience 


At Priory not only do we have good peer groups at site but we have worked hard on joining up the network of doctors to stay connected – such as through whats app.  We also have good support for CPD and a mentorship programme for medical staff new to the private sector or to Priory.  Due to the large size of the company there are some excellent career progression opportunities and each specialisation has a network supporting it which the doctor can become an active part of


  • Peer group of Doctors that are supportive. 
  • Generous study leave (including funding).
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Career development opportunities at the hospital and within the Priory Group.
  • Our independent Employee Assistant Program can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7.
  • Priory benefit package (including private health insurance).
  • Company pension scheme.


Other benefits you can expect upon joining our Cheadle Royal Hospital include:


  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 Bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Birthday leave
  • Free on site parking
  • Subsidised meals
  • Dedicated career pathway
  • Enhanced sick pay and maternity pay after 1 years service


An informal discussion is encouraged – contact us today to set up a confidential, non-obligatory chat with Dr Bijral, Associate Medical Director, on 0161 428 9511 or email


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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