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Clinical Director - Child & Family Services

Job Reference: 449-CS695

Solent NHS Trust
Southampton & Portsmouth localities
Band 9 or medic payscale +10%responsibility uplift

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

At Solent NHS Trust we strive to deliver our purpose of being a leading provider of excellent community services. To provide the best care, with an ambitious vision to make a difference by keeping more people healthy, safe and independent at, or close to home.

People, values and culture drive us. Are you ready to help drive strategic improvements in our children and families service as a Clinical Director? Can you work with partners to spend money wisely, to involve people in key decision making and enable services to deliver the best value?

We aspire to be the partner of choice for other service providers and as such, we need someone to help lead and shape a children and families service for the future. You will be joining a Trust which has been rated by the CQC as ‘Outstanding for Care’, a Trust who invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for ongoing training and personal development.

With this Clinical Director role we are flexible as to your professional background and experience. We are delighted to seek applications from a medical, nursing, allied health professional and public health background, with experience of delivering services to children and families. To be successful you will be a senior practising clinician, with the leadership experience and skills to take accountability for the complexities of modern health care service delivery. Principally, this will involve balancing the requirements for delivering high quality and innovative care, with the safe and sustainable strategic operation of the resources available to you as Clinical Director.

This Clinical Director role can be delivered flexibly across 5 sessions (20 hours per week) ,whilst you continue to deliver a minimum of 2 sessions clinical practice. Time available will be reviewed regularly to ensure sufficient time is allocated to the appointed candidate.

We openly encourage candidates to contact us prior to submitting an application, this will help enable you to fully explore the requirements of this role. In terms of our children and families service, you will be joining a friendly, experienced and forward thinking team comprising of two Operational Directors, two Heads of Quality and Professions, and a broader children and families senior leadership team that cover each of our service areas.

If you wish to have a conversation about this Clinical Director role, please contact Dr Jonathan Prosser on 07432 679 598.

Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 are available to the successful candidate who meets a set criteria.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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