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Clinical Director

Band 8D

Main area
Clinical Leadership
Band 8D
3-5 years tenure
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Suffolk Wide
Competitive Salary based on experience
24/07/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Clinical Director – Suffolk Children, Families and Young People’s Services (CFYP)

We are looking for an individual to become part an innovative and passionate leadership team focussed on children’s, families and young person’s mental health service in Suffolk. Being Clinical Director, you will be involved in leading on service changes, at pace, while simultaneously being fully engaged in the system-wide discussions that are taking place within a Transformation Partnerships across Norfolk and Suffolk.

This is a career opportunity, to develop and implement real system-wide change for children and young people with mental health and learning disabilities. You can provide life changing outcomes and real co-produced service transformation. As Clinical Lead you will be working with the local health economy, service users, carers and staff. As part of the Care Group team you’ll have the opportunity to influence and improve our services locally.

We welcome candidates from experienced Clinical Directors as well as individuals seeking to move into their next career role to join our transformational journey.

The role of Clinical Director will be for 37.5 hours per week Clinical Leadership and the remaining time allocated to clinical practise to a relevant role in a clinical position within our Trust - The suitable clinical role will be identified based on experience and area of expertise.

To support you, we will provide you with a bespoke package of development and support.  We are embedding a new way of working, so you will receive a comprehensive induction and personal development plan (protected time) with support from an external coach.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Next steps

For more information on about the role, please refer to the attached job description. Alternatively, email: Medical Director.

To find about more about Suffolk Children’s, Families & Young People’s Services, please email: Interim Head of Service CFYPS.