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Consultant Paediatrician in Lac, Adoption and Fostering


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Full time - 10 sessions per week
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St Michael’s Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield. 

Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

Job overview

A REWARDING CAREER WITH US STARTS WITH A *£5,000* WARM WELCOME. We are pleased to announce a brand-new golden hello incentive for Consultant positions within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health, NHS Trust.

Enfield Community Service Division part of Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust is seeking to appointment several permanent posts across our Community Paediatrician Service and specific designated statutory roles.  

These posts has arisen following the Community Paediatrics Service for Enfield transferred from the Royal Free Hospital to Barnet and Enfield Mental Health Trust (BEH), Enfield Community Service Division on 1st October 2020. The Trust is now in position to take future an ambitious recruitment strategy to progress substantively to recruit Paediatricians or equivalent status.

There are great opportunities for applicants to have tailored programmed activities across either designated statutory roles or Community Paediatrician clinics within the available number of sessions recruiting. We are looking for applicants that can support our development and aspiration to strengthening community Paediatrician and future integration across Children and Young People’s Health Services.  

BEH is planning to create a fully equipped Community Child Development Service hub from 0-19 years at St Michael’s Hospital, Gater Drive where the majority of clinics will take place, supported by an administration team on the same site.

Main duties of the job

Professional responsibility in a statutory role

The 2002 Department of Health guidance Promoting the health of looked after children (revised in 2008) recommends that all provider trusts should have a doctor with strategic responsibility, who is fully registered with the GMC and has had an enhanced CRB check.

The designated doctor for looked after children should be an advocate for all looked after children. Hold consultant status or equivalent, in a health provider organisation. The applicant is required to have undergone higher professional training in paediatrics or can demonstrate appropriate competencies.  They should have relevant experience in the clinical management of children including those with neuro-developmental, emotional, behavioural and attachment difficulties, child protection, and adult health issues pertinent to parenting.

It is essential that the applicant has substantial clinical experience of the health needs of looked after children and ideally should have experience of working as a medical adviser to an adoption and/or fostering agency.

They should have comprehensive knowledge of medico-legal issues relating to looked after children and the law applying to children in the court process.

Good negotiating and leadership skills and experience of multi-agency working at local and regional level are essential

Working for our organisation

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Adoption & Fostering- looked after children role includes the designated looked after children and medical advisor to the local adoption fostering panel.

  • At all times and in relation to the roles and responsibilities listed below, work as a member of the Integrated care group across the health community in the Enfield Local Authority area.
  • Lead and support all activities necessary to ensure that organisations within the Enfield health community meet their responsibilities in LAC, Adoption & Fostering of children and young people in the borough.
  • Provide support and supervision with the conduct and reporting of IHA, RHA, Adoption Medicals.
  • Advise and support all named professionals across the health community and partner agencies.
  • Be responsible to and accountable within the managerial framework of BEH.
  • Sit on rotation in NCL adoption panel as the Enfield representative.

Inter-agency responsibilities

  • Work in consultation with the LAC designated nurse to bridge the gap between health and local authority.
  • Serve, as appropriate, by invitation on the sub-committees of the safeguarding Enfield Partnership.
  • Provide health advice on policy and individual cases to statutory and voluntary agencies, including the Police and Children’s Social Care.
  • Liaise with social workers.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified medical practitioner Full GMC registration including License to Practice MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent CCT or CESR-CP in Paediatrics or give evidence that he/she is expected to achieve equivalent within 6 months of the interview date
Desirable criteria
  • MSc. in Community Child Health or paediatrics MD / PhD or other higher degree. CCT in Community Child Health Subspecialty accreditation in community child health

General Experience

Essential criteria
  • Has achieved the competencies relating to General Paediatric Training, usually after 2 years of General Professional Training in Paediatrics
  • Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Paediatric Training including usually 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher Specialist Training in total).

Special Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of joint working with education and social services training and experience in assessment of Looked After Children. Understanding of local authorities and other key agencies involved in the Looked After service.
  • Experience of providing supervision and training in LAC
  • Relevant clinical experience in Looked After Children’s work and the law applying to children and in the court process.
Desirable criteria
  • Training in forensic medical examination.(only if undertaking CSA examinations)
  • Approved training in Child Protection / Safeguarding at Level 4 of the Intercollegiate guidelines


Essential criteria
  • Ability to organize self and workload.
  • Ability to lead and develop a team.
  • Attended a management course.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in planning and implementation of service development.

Teaching, Audit and Research

Essential criteria
  • Ability to develop and implement research. Carried out audit projects.
  • Experience of teaching junior medical staff, medical students and other disciplines.
Desirable criteria
  • Carried out research and published or submitted for publication.
  • Evidence of training in teaching

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of word processing and database packages.
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant second language.
  • Computer literacy to a high standard.

Physical Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Work permit if not a British citizen. Medical fitness. Able to travel independently.

DBS Checking

Essential criteria
  • Candidate will need enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check/ enhanced Disclosure.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Belinda Danso-Langley
Job title
Service Lead
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Additional information

Dr Mo Abedi, Clinical Director, Enfield Community Services Division (ECS)

Email:  Mobile:  0208 702 6309/ 07930 192777 

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