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Rehab Pathway Service Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

Calderdale and Kirklees Rehabilitation pathway have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, and dedicated practitioner to lead their pathway.

We are looking for skilled and strong individual who will lead and continue the service development of the rehabilitation pathway.

The postholder will have responsibility and will maintain clinical oversight & leadership of the Rehabilitation Pathway in Calderdale and Kirklees.

They will be expected to work autonomously with all partners including ICB & Local Authorities to provide clinical expertise and leadership into the decision making for Service Users with Complex Mental Health Needs, as well as work across the wider rehab pathway, and in conjunction with the ICS Complex Care and Rehabilitation Network.

The postholder will continue to lead on the service development of the rehabilitation pathway, which includes Inpatient and Community rehab services.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to ensure the pathway delivers high quality provision of specialist assessments, and therapeutic interventions for service users who require rehabilitation, as well provide clinical expertise into decision making for complex individuals.

The post holder will be part of the senior leadership team, providing assurances that the pathway delivers high quality care and meets the expected standards.

They will provide operational and clinical leadership for the pathway, as well as work closely with the other service managers and matrons in the delivery of the acute and rehabilitation services.

Applicants must have substantial experience of working in Rehab services at a senior level and have extensive knowledge and experience of working within ICB and ICS systems.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be responsible for the leadership, operational and financial management of the Rehabilitation Service in Calderdale and Kirklees. The postholder will ensure that all performance targets are met, enable staff development and training to be addressed and ensure that service user and carer needs are central to the delivery of services.

The postholder will adopt a collaborative partnership working approach with all colleagues including Clinical Leads and Matrons in order to contribute to the wider service development in relation to the Adults and Older People Mental Health Care Group.

This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The postholder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.

The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the postholder when necessary and in line with the service developments.


Ability to create, maintain and enhance effective working relationships focused on the delivery of health care within a changing and evolving NHS. This will be achieved by:
  • Managing, motivating and advising staff within the service and being accountable to the General Manager for the delivery of the Rehabilitation Services in Calderdale and Kirklees.
  • Managing staff recruitment and retention and undertaking the role of appointing officer at interview panels.
  • Ensure that all staff within the service receive annual appraisals and supervision in line with relevant Human Resources policies ensuring personal development needs are identified and linked with service requirements.
  • Undertake appraisals of senior staff within the service.
  • Manage staff absence in line with Human Resources policy.

  • For full job description please see attached supporting documents

    Person Specification



    • Relevant degree or equivalent
    • Evidence of continuous professional development demonstrating relevant experience and expertise at a post-graduate level
    • Professional qualification in, for example; Nursing, OT, clinical psychology, education, social work


    • Post graduate management qualification
    • Relevant Masters degree

    Special Knowledge/Skills


    • In depth knowledge of the NHS modernisation agenda
    • Knowledge of legislation appropriate to the post
    • Knowledge of continuous improvement
    • Excellent change management skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Effective leadership style with demonstrable motivational and performance skills
    • Politically aware - knowledge and understanding of wider health community
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative and facilitate the work of others
    • Presentation skills


    • Computer literate in MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Knowledge of capacity and demand management system (eg CAPA)
    • Knowledge of National CY-IAPT programme

    Physical Attributes


    • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post
    • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy)
    • Good general health

    Personal Attributes


    • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
    • Ability to work out of normal working hours occasionally



    • Significant operational management or professional leadership experience pertaining to child health or mental health services
    • Experience of leading complex change of clinical services
    • Ability and experience of managing resources at a senior level - both human and financial
    • Experience of partnership working


    • Public involvement
    • Experience of Rehabilitation services
    • Previous experience/understanding of Rehabilitation services



    • Service improvement methodologies including project management, facilitation, process mapping and demand & capacity management
    • Evidence of training in a specialist area, e.g. registration as a Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health


    • Post graduate leadership and management training to Masters level or equivalent or willingness to study at this level

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