Choose a career in psychiatry at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist we want to hear from you. You’ll be joining an organisation that is passionate about mental health and progressive and innovative in its thinking. Shape the career you want and we’ll support you all the way to help you achieve your ambition.

Many of our medical leaders have national roles with the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England. Join Dr Kate Lovett as the next Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and help influence the future of psychiatry.

Working here

We have many opportunities in community and inpatient settings across the wide range of mental health and learning disability services that we offer in our clinical directorates – adult mental health, older people’s mental health, secure care and specialist services.

Our mental health and learning disability services cover the whole of Devon with opportunities in our community and inpatient settings.

  • Exeter: Health and Wellbeing Clinic, community teams, inpatient services, home to The Haldon Eating Disorder Service, The Cedars, West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic.
  • North Devon: Mental health and learning disability teams in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and wards at North Devon District Hospital.
  • East and Mid Devon: Mental health and learning disability teams in Exmouth, Honiton, Tiverton, Crediton.
  • South and West Devon: Community teams in Ivybridge, Okehampton, Tavistock, Totnes. Secure services in Dawlish.
  • Torbay: Health and Wellbeing Clinic, community teams and wards at Torbay Hospital.
  • Bristol: Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service.

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Living here

There’s so much to do, from eating out at some of the top restaurants in the South West, taking in a show at one of the many venues, to exploring the unique experiences that Devon has to offer. Wherever you work across Devon you’re sure to find the perfect worklife balance.

Local information

Housing

The cost of a family home in Devon can vary depending on your preference of location; seaside, countryside or city living. On average a homes start from £275,000.

Devon Cream Tea

Famous for

The National Trust and British Heritage have some stunning properties across Devon. They offer great days out and give an excellent opportunity to explore more of our history, as well as enjoy a cream tea.

Ponies on Dartmoor

Areas of interest

Dartmoor and Exmoor are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and magnificent to explore by foot, car, cycle or horse – you’re sure to have an experience you’ll never forget… and with it all on your doorstep you’ll be able to enjoy it again and again.