Fife - What a surprise and delight! Fife gives me the best of two worlds – a fulfilling career and great opportunities for down time amongst lovely countryside and coastal villages.
With stunning coastlines, unrivalled access to outdoor activities, world famous local cuisine, and areas steeped in history, Fife is swiftly emerging from the shadows of Scotland’s major cities. Whether you are an outdoors person, or someone who prefers the busy night-lights, Fife has something for everyone at a stone’s throw from Scotland’s major cities.
Striking a work life balance
We strongly believe that a fulfilling career helping people to live long, and healthy lives should not mean choosing between work and home life. We know how important the work we do is, but we also understand that our staff have a life and responsibilities outside their roles, and we will work with you to find balance. Fife has much to offer. Fife may be a small region, relatively unknown outside Scotland, but it punches above it's weight.
See our guide below.
NHS Fife is one of Scotland’s most innovative psychiatric services, where our clinicians lead from the front – and the leadership roles we are recruiting to provide an attractive opportunity to drive the design and implementation of psychiatric services at an exciting time for the Health Board.
We have close academic ties with three of Scotland’s most prestigious universities and we offer undergraduate teaching opportunities at the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Dundee.
We also provide clear opportunities for career development, support professional allowances, offer clinician time to support the acquisition of Certificates of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), and sponsorship, where required.
Scotland in miniature
Fife is often referenced as ‘Scotland in miniature’, and this is reflected in national initiatives, which are often piloted in the region by Government before they are evaluated or rolled out across the country. A recent example of this within psychiatry includes the pilot for an adult neurodevelopmental disorder pathway. Fife is also engaged in the national network focused on a personality disorder improvement programme.
I relocated from Sussex, England, in 2020. It’s a great place where fresh ideas are welcomed amidst a brilliant blend of experience, senior support, and creative energy. Fife offers a unique balance of town and country living, with great road and rail links, city, town and village living opportunities.
Near me psychiatry appointment
Expansion of community mental health services
Close links to the capital, Edinburgh
Person centred innovations
Dysart, a coastal idyll, right on your doorstep
Dunfermline, Fife's newest city
117km of stunning coastline along the Fife coastal path
Our aims are that people are able to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live in good health for longer and that those using health and social care services have positive experiences of those services, and have their dignity respected
Looking towards the future of local healthcare delivery
Current or upcoming projects
- Estate redevelopment
- Expansion of community mental health services and extensive community development.
- Introduction of ‘Wells’ – a community support drop-in initiative.
- Development of personality disorder complex trauma pathway.
- National lead for the reducing drug deaths innovation challenge.
- Pilot site for adult national NDD pathway.
- Eating disorder improvement plan.
Leadership roles in psychiatry
Our clinicians provide essential leadership within our service and all work to clear and defined roles and responsibilities There is also the opportunity to work with us to determine your remit and we are relatively flexible around this. Further, there are also opportunities for career development and supporting professional allowances commensurate with delivering this.
Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work up to 10 sessions in Fife CAMHS generic child and adolescent psychiatry. We have been at the forefront in Scotland for some time in developing an Intensive Therapy Service which includes eating disorders to offer community based support for children and young people with severe mental health problems.
Could you be the one to help us continue this ground-breaking work?
Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions
Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychiatry
We are currently looking for a full time 10 programmed activities providing Consultant Psychiatrist input to the Forensic Mental Health Service which comprises of a specialist inpatient Low Secure Unit at Stratheden Hospital, a Forensic Community Mental Health Team, and NHS input into the Women’s Justice Team, which is a joint endeavour with partner agencies focused on addressing the needs of women who have come into the justice system.
Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry
We are currently looking for a full time 10 programmed activities providing Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry.
Successful applicants will be responsible for providing a comprehensive range of services to Older Adults with mental health disorders in the North East Fife locality but excluding the Care Home and interim ward populations.
Consultant in Child Learning Disabilities
We are currently recruiting for a Consultant as part of an exciting expansion and development of the Service for Children and Young People with Learning Disability.
The focus on the children’s service aims to allow early intervention, treatment and prevention of escalation of mental health and behavioural issues and improve the quality of life and lifetime trajectory for our patients and families.
Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry
This Specialty Doctor post provides psychiatric care and treatment into Levenmouth CMHT, working alongside Consultant Psychiatrists, junior doctor trainees, along with a number of Community Psychiatric Nurses, and Clinical Psychology.
Flexible working arrangements can be explored for the right candidate, depending on the needs of both the postholder and the CMHT.
Speciality Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry
This speciality doctor post provides psychiatric care and treatment into Kirkcaldy Community Mental Health Team, working alongside consultant psychiatrists, junior doctor trainees, along with a number of community psychiatric nurses and clinical psychology.
Flexible working arrangements can be explored for the right candidate, depending on the needs of the postholder and the team.
Specialty Doctor in Children & Young People With Learning Disability Service
An opportunity has arisen for a Specialty Doctor to be part of a well developed and progressive service for adults with a learning disability within Fife.
The post is a 10 session post, based at Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline but working in other locations with the East Fife Community Learning Disability Team, male LD low secure forensic service (Daleview) at Lynebank Hospital in Dunfermline and the Fife LD Epilepsy service.
View the role below to find out more about the opportunities and clinical duties involved in this position.