Person specification

Criteria
Essential
Desirable
How identified and assessed*

*For ‘How identified and assessed’ use: AP - application, AS - assessment, I - interview, P - presentation, R - references

Education / qualification and training

Undergraduate medical qualification

X


AP

PhD or equivalent Doctoral qualification

X



Registered as a Specialist in Psychiatry on GMC Specialist Register, or on foreign equivalent and eligible for inclusion

X


AP

CCST (or equivalent) in psychiatry

X


AP

MRCPsych, or completion of equivalent foreign training in psychiatry

X


AP

Section 12(2) Approval (UK applicants). Foreign applicants can apply for this if successful


X

AP

Knowledge / skills

Knowledge of evidence base and current developments in psychiatry related to young people

X


I

Publications / books on psychiatry related to young people / related research fields which have had at least a National impact

X


AP

Ability to provide academic leadership

X


I

Ability to provide clinical leadership

X


I

Training and experience in risk management

X


I

Consultant level experience in the clinical management of psychiatric disorders or other related clinical experience

X


AP

Established national reputation for work and research in psychiatry related to young people

X


AP

Has demonstrated excellence in mentoring junior clinical researchers


X

AP, I

Experience

Clinical experience in children and adolescent psychiatry or other related clinical area

X


AP

Previous research on children and young person’s mental health or related fields

X


AP

Experience in delivering teaching or training on children and young person’s mental health or other related fields

X


AP

Has experience of holding more than one independent grant to support research in children and young person’s mental health or related research fields

X


AP

Presentations at international conferences

X


AP

Organisation of teaching or training courses


X

AP, I

Personal characteristics / other requirements

Able to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and organisation

X


I

Excellent communication skills

X


I

Commitment to evidence based clinical practice

X


I

Commitment to delivering a high-quality clinical service that is valued by patients

X


I

Ability to negotiate and work with medical and non-medical colleagues

X


I

Ability to network across different teams and organisations

X


AP, I

Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance (DBS formerly CRB)

This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). As such, shortlisted candidates will be required to declare full details of any criminal background, regardless of whether the conviction is spent, and the university will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure (a criminal records check) from the Disclosure & Barring Service in relation to the successful candidate.

Level of DBS Clearance required - indicate all applicable aspects:
Carrying out regulated activities1:YesNo Regulated Activity but contact with vulnerable groups2:
No Regulated Activity but deemed a position of trust3:
Situated in a Regulated Environment i.e. NHS premises4:
1.The scope of Regulated Activity for work with children and young people is defined under the age of 18 years old. An adult is not considered to be vulnerable due to any personal characteristic: however, an adult may be regarded as vulnerable due to particular circumstances at a particular time, for example when they are receiving treatment in a hospital.
2.Contact with vulnerable groups must meet the frequency threshold of 4 days in a 30 day period.
3.A position of trust is any post that requires authorisation for restricted access to confidential data (not including anonymised patient data), premises or currency.
4.KCL buildings do not qualify as regulated environments and only our partner NHS Trust sites qualify as regulated environments.

Further information about the Disclosure scheme can be found at:  www.gov.uk/dbs

A criminal record will only be taken into account for recruitment purposes, where the conviction is relevant to the position being applied for, and whether this is the case, will not necessarily bar candidates from employment. Any decision will depend on the precise nature of the work, the circumstances and background to the offence(s). The same procedure will be followed for university staff applying internally for a vacancy.

Occupational Health Clearance

This appointment is subject to Occupational Health clearance. The successful applicant will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with their contract of employment. When the Occupational Health Department at King’s College Hospital have evaluated the questionnaire and declared that they are fit for appointment, your appointment start date will be formally confirmed.

Specific aspects - indicate frequency D (daily), W (weekly), M (monthly) where applicable:
Intensive Display Screen Equipment work (e.g. data entry or digital microscopy)1:DDirect patient contact involving exposure prone procedures (EPP)2:N/A
Heavy manual handling1:N/ADirect patient contact, no EPP2D
Highly repetitive tasks (e.g. pipetting or re- shelving books)1:N/AWork with patient specimens (e.g. blood or tissue samples)2:D
Shift work, night work or call-out duties2:DWork with GM organisms or biological agents that may pose a hazard to human health2:N/A
Work involving risk of exposure to environmental or human pathogens (e.g. in waste streams or soils)2N/AHazards  which  require  health surveillance e.g. respiratory sensitisers (allergens, substances with risk phrase R42, wood dust etc.) or loud noise2

N/A
Driving vehicles on university business2:N/AFood handling or preparation2:N/A
Work at height (e.g. ladders, scaffolds etc.)1N/AWork in confined spaces (e.g. sump rooms, etc.)1N/A
1.These hazards do not require health assessment but may require advice from OH if a successful candidate declares a disability or health condition in the Health & Capability Declaration.
2.These hazards automatically require the successful candidate to undergo employment health assessment to identify any necessary health surveillance, recommended vaccinations or other risk control measures. The Occupational Health option must be checked on the SRAF or the Employment Checks page in the e-Recruitment system.