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B8b Clinical/Managerial Lead (Psychologist/Nurse/OT) - Fixed Term

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leatherhead House
£58,079 to £67,177 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 8B
Part Time
Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical/Managerial Lead (Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse) for our GP Integrated Mental Health Teams (GPimhs) as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme (CMHTP) at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP). The post will cover 2 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

This vacancy is a Fixed Term (up to 18 Months), Part-Time role i.e., 22.5 Hrs over 3 Days per week.

Should the post be offered to an internal applicant, this can be offered as a secondment.

We would welcome applicants who have a special interest in working with people with complex mental health needs within primary care, their carers and the wider systems around them.

SABP are working hard to help develop a mental health service that better meets the needs of our communities, and this is an exciting opportunity to help shape the services of the future. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, GPimhs teams offer support and advice for people experiencing complex mental health difficulties within Primary Care, with a strong focus on connecting people with the resources available within their local communities.

Mental health specialist providers Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were early adoption sites for this transformed model of care in primary care networks (PCNs) and continue to develop these services in line with the needs of the population.

Main duties of the job

The current transformation aims to develop and shape new and innovative approaches to the provision of mental health care within local communities, to better support the health and wellbeing of people with complex mental health needs. As a Clinical/Managerial Lead, you will manage three primary care GPimhs teams, within defined geographical locations. You will work closely with GPs, community stakeholders and SABP colleagues to provide strong leadership and clinical support for individuals with complex mental health needs.

We are seeking a clinician who is a strong team leader, experienced in supporting staff and systems through the complexity of transformation, and someone who can work flexibly and adapt to the changing needs of the service as the transformation evolves.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role. Please see the attached job description for more information about this role and the main duties.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

My job makes better lives by ensuring that an accessible, non-stigmatizing, localized mental health service is developed within primary care that contributes to better integration and improves the quality of experience for people who need a range of mental health and wellbeing services.

Job Overview

To act as Clinical Team Leader for developing and delivering Mental Health services within a new Primary Care Network model and ensure the service operates in a safe, effective & efficient way as part of the whole system of mental health services. To provide clinical leadership and provision of evidence based biopsychosocial practices to people frequently presenting in primary care to ensure they have an active role in identifying, planning, and meeting their individual needs.

Suitable for someone who is passionate about ensuring a high-quality holistic approach to the care and support provided to a cohort of people who have been identified as in need of mental health support in a primary care setting.

Key Responsibilities

To provide Clinical Leadership, managerial responsibility and oversight of the new multi-disciplinary mental health team within the identified PCN sites.

Responsibility for the continued development of the Primary Care MH Team within the PCNs, including identification and embedding of evidencebased Biopsychosocial models of care, informing assessment, formulation and interventions of the team.

Responsibility for recruitment and development of staff structure, pathways and service specifications.

To work closely with GPs, the primary care team and partner organisations of the PCN mental health service in establishing the new model of care and embedding the service delivery model to deliver to the identified patient cohorts.

To provide MH advice and guidance to other PCN-MH team members and specific advice and guidance to GPs regarding complex mental health presentations in primary care.

To provide specialist screening and assessments of complex patients who frequently attend their General Practitioner, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including a range of biopsychosocial tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the patients care.

To formulate, implement and review plans for the formal treatment and/or management of a patients psychological and occupational problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

To be responsible for implementing a range of biopsychosocial interventions for people, carers, families and groups, within the Primary Care Network sites, adjusting and refining formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

To develop and maintain good communication and relationships with the wider mental health services to develop seamless pathways between primary and secondary care that ensure people receive the right service at the right time in the right place.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the patient, family or group.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and to provide advice to other professions on complex risk presentations and risk management, in line with Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures with the aim of overall risk reduction.

To provide supervision to other MDT staffs Biopsychosocial work, as appropriate, contributing to appraisals and addressing performance management issues as and when needed.

To contribute to the service evaluation of the new model of care including the development, evaluation and monitoring of the teams performance (against defined key performance indicators), operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit. To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing

To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future service developments

Person Specification



  • Applied Psychologist / Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Nurse.
  • Current Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or RMN
  • Post Qualification training /and experience in personality disorder and complex trauma
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.



  • Significant experience of operating effectively as a senior leader in a health or social care environment.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage Change and Service Redesign.
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring Experience of delivering educational materials to services and partner organisations.
  • Demonstrates evidence of highly effective clinical reasoning skills.
  • Experience of representing services at Trust and with partnership organisations.
  • Experience of facilitating biopsychosocial formulations within an MDT setting.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs.
  • Experience of using highly effective communication skills across systems.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Third Floor, Leatherhead House

Station Road

Leatherhead House


KT22 7ET

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