FREED Champion

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rota
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about nursing? Are you looking for a specialist career pathway? Then this may be the job for you.

We are currently looking to recruit a keen, enthusiastic and highly motivated FREED champion (First Episode Rapid Early Interventions for Eating Disorders) to join our Norfolk Community Adult Eating Disorder service, based in Sprowston Norwich.

It is a very exciting time to join our services, with plans in place to develop our expanding service for adult eating disorders. As FREED champion you will be responsible for leading and coordinating our early intervention service within NCEDS. An experienced clinical nurse would be ideal for this post. You will be required to work collaboratively and independently within our service.

Main duties of the job

You will lead with other senior colleagues the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice and care pathways / packages and NICE guidance and DH guidance; leading on service development and policy in conjunction with the other senior clinicians, and Service Lead. You will also have responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of lower banded staff within your team as required by your manager.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; working flexibly where appropriate and operationally required.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To take on clinical leadership of the FREED pathway with the NCEDS team.

To maintain personal and professional development by providing direct clinical work to individuals and their families with appropriate evidence-based intervention e.g., CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, providing groups and activities in line with the recovery model.

To work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multi- disciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patients/clients and their relatives/carers.

To provide professional leadership within the specific pathway, working with relevant Team Managers, Matrons and Service Managers for the planning and delivering of practice and wider service delivery.

To participate in research and audit in the clinical field

To encourage and develop user and carer involvement.

To support the Directorate with the investigation process and learning lessons from serious incidents and complaints

To undertake any other duties which may be required by the Matron.

Please see attached job description and person specification documents to provide you with a full list for main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse Mental Health (or other relevant core profession)
  • oCompletion of Mentorship Course or intention to complete.
  • oEvidence of continuous professional development


  • oLeadership qualification
  • oQualification in evidence based psychological therapy relevant to eating disorders.
  • oQSIR Practitioner



  • oExperience of working alongside people with complex eating disorders
  • oExperience of supervising staff, clinically
  • oExtensive experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care pathway
  • oExtensive experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • oExtensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • oExperience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • oExtensive experience of working within the CPA process
  • oExtensive understanding of clinical governance


  • oExperience of leading MDT staff or teams in practice improvement
  • oLived experience of mental health issues

Knowledge and Skills


  • oAssessment, planning and therapeutic intervention.
  • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • oExcellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • oExcellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups).
  • oDevelop own skills and knowledge and impart information to others to facilitate their development.
  • oStrong ability to innovate and implement change.
  • oable to use Word, PowerPoint, clinical systems, email.


  • oAdvanced Clinical Skills in the delivery of psychological therapies.



  • Ability to travel across sites.

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