Your future in Psychiatry with us

Dr Wendy BurnWe offer a wealth of opportunities for a career in psychiatry as an educational placement provider for medical students and junior doctors from foundation through to specialist psychiatry training.

Our consultants and specialty doctors take up a range of opportunities to enhance their careers and gain clinical excellence awards.

Did you know . . . Dr Wendy Burn (pictured) who is one of our Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists has been elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists!


Your career and development

As an employer of choice, we want you to feel supported and valued in your role.

You will have access to first class continuous professional development to maintain and develop the skills and expertise you need to do your job well with a range of opportunities to contribute to the ongoing delivery of safe, effective and efficient care for service users throughout your career.

All our doctors have access to the nationally-renowned Andrew Sims Centre – which is hosted by the Trust.

Development opportunities include:

  • New initiatives to improve the education and training experiences of medical and other clinical staff
  • Participation in national and international research projects with a number of universities including Leeds and York
  • Contribute to nationally acclaimed psychiatry training programmes – we were ranked fourth in the country by the GMC for overall satisfaction in junior doctor training in 2016


Meet our doctors

Dr Ben AldersonDr Ben Alderson, an award-winning Junior Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry, talks about why he came to Leeds and York.





Dr Louise Cooke, Specialty Doctor, Leeds Gender Identity Service, talks about relocating to Yorkshire. 

“I relocated to Yorkshire from the Midlands in 2013 to be nearer to family.  Prior to moving and applying for jobs with the Trust I had made contact with the SAS tutor who also put me in touch with the Associate Medical Director.  These links were invaluable in providing me with information regarding the Trust, local area and about potential upcoming vacancies.  At the time of considering applying for jobs, there were a number of part-time vacancies and the Trust was flexible and accommodating in combining these into a full time post.”

“I felt that the Trust and those people that I spoke with, were very encouraging and accommodating in helping to make my relocation as easy as possible.”