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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

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.

Job Advert Location 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.  

The Hospital
Priory Kneesworth provides a range of mental health services, including Acute, PICU, Secure, Recovery and Rehabilitation ranging from High Dependency to open services, supporting Mental illness, Personality Disorder, men and women. 
Priory Group’s focus on quality improvement, combined with Priory Kneesworths focus on delivering patient-centred care allow us to continuously evaluate and enhance our performance.   

Priory Kneesworth enjoys a stable and established MDT working model, which includes OT, psychology, and social worker and experienced RMN.  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 enabling and developing supportive care pathways. The site is well resourced to support complex physical health needs, provision includes practice nurses, dietician, GP, dentist, chiropodist, optician and SALT. 


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.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Purpose

We have a full time vacancy for an experienced General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist for our Acute Service. The service has excellent dedicated nursing, occupational therapy and psychology staff providing high quality clinical care for patients. Patients work with clinicians to achieve their goals and progress thought their care pathway and receive a holistic and person-centred care and treatment programme based on the recovery model. There is a Consultant second on call rota.

Key Accountabilities Quality

1.     Taking clinical responsibility for patients, including       multidisciplinary           ward          rounds,   risk reviews, strategic reviews and the development of a therapeutic milieu.

2.     Fulfilling the role of Responsible Clinician to patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).

3.     Supervising the process of referral and admission including contributing to preadmission

assessments of people with other team members.

4.     Offering a psychiatric perspective to the multidisciplinary team in relation to the assessment formulation and treatment of young people.

5.      Contributing to management meetings and clinical governance meetings for the services provided at the hospital, and contributing to the development of service strategy. 

6.     Contributing to in-house training programmes within the services and offering supervision to other members of the multi-disciplinary team, particularly junior medical staff.

7.     Maintaining CPD and re-validation requirements, as determined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists or other relevant statutory bodies.


8.     Contributing to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with the Lead Consultant and Clinical Service Manager.



9.     Ensures the services provides quality care and supports the overall aim of the site.

Please see the detailed Job Plan attached to this advertisement for the full details of the post.
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:
Competitive salary
30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
Contributory pension scheme
Life Assurance
Medical indemnity cover
Disclosure check cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
CPD support
Free on-site parking
Priory Online Benefits and Cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ranbir Singh, Medical Director, Priory Kneesworth 01763 255 700/07860924656 to discuss this exciting opportunity further.  

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.

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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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