Working as a psychiatrist in a locum environment provides a unique opportunity to widen your skillset and explore different specialisms. Locum psychiatrists can work across a variety of sectors including schools, charity, hospitals and community placements. These can be through the NHS trust or through private organisations.


Locum Psychiatrist Jobs With Athona Recruitment

Athona Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in the healthcare market. Based in Essex, we cover the whole of the UK and have dedicated teams supporting locum psychiatrists both in the UK and from overseas.

Athona’s Psychiatry division is a market-leader in the recruitment of mental health doctors. We are the supplier of choice on all three major frameworks and hold several Master Vendor Agreements and Tier 1 contracts giving our doctors priority access to the best psychiatry jobs. Athona recruit psychiatrists into the NHS and private sector for both locum and permanent roles.

We understand the psychiatry locum and permanent markets are very different and require a tailored approach to recruitment. Our dedicated locum recruitment teams are aligned by specialty and are experienced in assisting psychiatry doctors to find the right locum role. We place psychiatrists of all grades and specialties including; Addiction, Brain Injury, CAMHS, Eating Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Community Adult, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, Eating Disorders, Forensic, General Adult, Inpatient Adult, Learning Disabilities, Liaison, Neuropsychiatrist, Old Age, Perinatal, Personality Disorders, PICU, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rehabilitation, Substance Misuse.

Locum Psychiatry Benefits

As a locum psychiatrist working through Athona you’ll have access to many benefits, such as lucrative refer and earn incentives, the latest jobs first and a professional and trustworthy service. We also offer:


Each psychiatrist is assigned a dedicated compliance officer to help guide them through the process. We know your time is valuable, so our compliance team try to make the procedure as smooth and easy as possible. Find out more here.

CPD Support

Athona offer financial support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for all psychiatry doctors, showing our commitment to supporting your career. Find out more here.


Our dedicated appraisal and revalidation team are on-hand to assist you through the process ensuring it’s as simplified as possible. Find out more here.

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