Professor of / Reader in Mental Health (jointly funded University / NHS)

Opening Date:
1 Sep 2014
Closing Date:
1 Oct 2014
Salary Range:

This newly established integrated clinical/academic post provides an exciting opportunity to work across a University, School and Trust with well-established reputations for excellence and for the appointee to make a significant leadership contribution to further enhancing research, teaching, service development and delivery across clinical and academic environments. South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) is a key partner of the University and we work closely together in delivering pre and post-registration education for a range of Mental Health Care Professionals, as well as undertaking joint collaborations around research, innovation and service development The University and Trust are highly committed to further developing the quantity and quality of our joint mental health research activity, building staff capability and capacity in research and evidence based, patient-centred care, and promoting innovative practice and service delivery.

SWYPFT is an outstanding specialist NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of mental health, learning disability and community services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. It has a well established reputation for excellent service user engagement and recovery orientated service delivery as well as a growing reputation for research.

If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating role in enthusiastic and energetic environments then this could well be the post for you.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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