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Locality Clinical Lead - Band 8a

Job Reference: 327-21-955

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Stanway Centre
Location:
Cheltenham
Salary:
£47,126 to £53,219 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a busy and expanding Service that provides treatment to patients experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The IAPT team includes Psychological Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who provide evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other IAPT approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, in groups, face to face and using digital therapy options.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced CBT Therapist to take a Clinical Lead role in one of our four teams. The candidate needs to be BABCP accredited and have extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions. We are particularly interested in applicants who have had previous leadership roles.

The Clinical Lead provides the day to day clinical oversight of the IAPT arm of the team and the supervision of the psychological workforce. They will also take the role of an expert CBT Practitioner / Supervisor and carry a small caseload. They will work with the Operational manager of the team to monitor team performance against KPI targets at the individual clinical level. The Clinical Lead will also join the wider MHICT senior leadership team, which includes three other Clinical Leads, Team Managers, and an overall programme Clinical Lead and Deputy Service Director.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing staff, including working against targets, as well a detailed working knowledge of IAPT Key Performance Indicators. They will be in a position to offer expert clinical advice and supervision of IAPT Interventions and provide leadership to the wider service in service developments.

You will be expected to be able to travel and work across the county and work outside of 9-5 hours in line with service opening hours.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from Ethnic minorities, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

Please note that the hours of this post are 37.5 per week.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 26th October 2021

Shortlisting date: 27th October 2021

Interview date: 11th November 2021

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

  • Alex Burrage – IAPT Service Clinical Lead – alex.burrage@ghc.nhs.uk
  • Mark Stubbings – Team Manager - mark.stubbings@ghc.nhs.uk

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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