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Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division



Up to £160,000 (depending on experience)



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Burston House is located South Norfolk, close to the Suffolk border and in the beautiful Waveney Valley.

The hospital provides specialist care to patients with a learning disability, with mental health needs, behaviours that challenge or offending behaviours. The setting includes low secure beds and an exciting newly opened locked rehabilitation service.

You will join an experienced and well-established MDT, who are highly committed to the service and strive for excellence in clinical care for this vulnerable patient group. Burston House is well regarded by external stakeholders, who consistently praise the team for their patient centred approach and commitment to patient care.

Your role as a responsible clinician will be closely supported by the senior management team on site, enabling you to provide the highest standard of clinical care to your patients. Dedicated administrative support is provided, and some remote or flexible working will be considered.



Hold a CCT or CESR
Have approved clinician status
Experience in psychiatry of learning disability.


Key attributes

Show respect and compassion towards patients and families, as well as towards your colleagues.
Have leadership qualities to inspire and influence the MDT and set the direction for a positive culture in the service.
Demonstrate an awareness of restrictive practice and an ability to take positive risks within a supportive, team-based environment.
Be committed to supporting patients in their recovery and to live their lives to reach their full potential
Participation in 2nd on call rota  (non-residential with low contact rate)



Why Norfolk

Norfolk is home to more than 90 miles of unspoilt coastline and the beautiful Broads National Park, as well as an abundance of countryside and space. The cathedral city of Norwich is UNESCO's first City of Literature and has been voted as one of the best cities’ to live in the UK. Norfolk offers low property prices, a low crime rate and excellent schools in both the state and independent sector.

From the nearby town of Diss, London Liverpool Street is less than 90 minutes away via the direct rail service.

Those who have relocated enjoy ‘The good life’, have reaped the benefits of a lifestyle change and being able to live and raise a family in a beautiful, safe and unspoilt area, free from the stresses and hassles of urban living.


About Priory Healthcare

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.

Benefits package

As well as a completive annual salary, you will have access to CPD, a generous annual leave allowance, birthday leave, pension scheme, private health insurance and inclusion on the company group medical indemnity scheme.


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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