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Clinical Service Manager (AYAS)

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Multi Therapies - Social worker, Nursing, Systemic Therapy, Child Psychotherapist & Psychology
NHS AfC: Band 8c
7.5 hours per week
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£65,753 - £77,906 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)
24/02/2019 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


CYAF Department, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

Clinical Service Manager

Band 8c

Part time (7.5 Hours)

12 months fixed term

The Tavistock & Portman has a worldwide reputation for therapeutic approaches in Mental Health and is a leading provider of post-graduate training and academic courses for Mental Health and Social Care professions and are at the cutting edge in integrated service delivery. The Tavistock and Portman have a model of recruiting clinician managers, which means that our leaders bring a wealth of clinical knowledge and expertise to operations issues.

This clinical service manager post will provide effective and responsive leadership to the Adolescent and Young Adult Service (AYAS)  by contributing actively to the strategic planning and further development of the AYAS as a specialist Psychoanalytic Therapies Service both within and outside of the Trust. The postholder will promote a clear service identity and cohesively working amongst staff (clinical and administrative), be externally facing and will work collaboratively with other Trust service managers and relevant external agencies to ensure the provision of a safe, effective, caring, responsive and good quality service for adolescents, young adults, their parents and families.

The post-holder will lead the AYAS the senior management group in strategic developments within the service, and will liaise closely with the two team managers around operational issues such as waiting times, DNA rates, accommodation, staffing and recruitment. This post sits within the Complex Needs Service line, and the post forms an important part of the senior leadership team managing the Complex Needs Services.

We are looking for clinician with significant experience of working within CAMHS who enjoys being creative and flexible while at the same time being organised and enjoying attention to detail. You will have excellent leadership, communication and negotiation skills, and be a team player who can motivate and manage staff.

There will be opportunities for CPD and access a diverse range of professional development opportunities within the Trust.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.

Closing date for applications: 24th February 2019

Interview Date: Monday 4th March 2019





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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact: Rachel James, Associate Clinical Director, Complex Needs Service Line 020 8938 2042

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