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Clinical Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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The Elms Health Centre, Slade Road, Halesowen, B63 2UR
09/07/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.


Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.


We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:






We are an excellent specialist CAMHS Tiers 2, 3 and 3.5 service in the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Our service is based in Halesowen in Dudley working with young people and their families offering a range of therapeutic interventions to young people. Our service consists of a multi-disciplinary team including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Psychotherapists and Social Workers. We offer community support to young people and their families liaising with community agencies, health and education.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, motivated, committed and highly experienced professional to help lead our multi-disciplinary CAMHS Team. You will work closely with the CAMHS Team Manager and support in providing a high quality service to the children and young people in the Dudley area leading by an example is a priority as you will need to prioritise the role and demonstrate the values of the Trust.

We are looking to recruit a compassionate Clinical Lead that is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all children and young people referred into the service who has the relevant experience of working and supporting complex multi-agency cases. They will assist the CAMHS Team Manager ensuring the team is run efficiently and effectively in a caring manner and collaboratively with our patients, parents and staff. The post holder will deliver a range of operational tasks and requirements. The post holder will be required to lead the team and make complex clinical and management decisions in the absence of the Team Manager. You will also be responsible for leading a team of staff, undertaking PDRs and completing supervision and being part of an on call rota. The post holder will require excellent leadership skills that can be demonstrated and have the ability to manage complex relationships. The role will require independence and knowledge to delegate your respective duties and responsibilities effectively.

The core values of Black Country Healthcare NHS Trust are at the centre of our care. We would expect the Clinical Lead to embrace these values and embed them into the work of CAMHS. Our latest CQC inspection was rated as Outstanding in Quality of Care and this is something we are proud of.

The Clinical Lead will need to have an abundance of leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and a high level of clinical knowledge and be able to act autonomously and accurately with high levels of accountability.

Full induction training, supervision and a personal development programme will be provided.





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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 an informal discussion about this post please contact Jackie Alexander, CAMHS Team Manager, on 01384 324689 or 01922 607400.