Band 8a Clinical Team Lead for Specialist Surgery Therapy Team

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Therapist to join our forward thinking Therapies Directorate. This role is to provide clinical expertise, operational and strategic leadership to a team of multi-professional therapists in the Macmillan and acute surgery therapy teams. The post holder will be responsible for the promotion, planning and delivery for their therapy teams and services. You will work closely with the team lead for Speech and Language Therapies, and have joint oversight and leadership of these therapy teams, as well as working with a senior management team who will support and develop you into the next stage of your career

We are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate effective leadership skills alongside excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to teach and inspire colleagues through active demonstration of clinical practice.

The post holder should have extensive clinical experience within a relevant clinical area and will be a source of high level expertise, providing clinical leadership in the management of this group of therapists and deliver specialist clinical patient care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide operational and strategic leadership to the Macmillan and Surgical therapy teams of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, as well as working closely alongside a clinical team lead colleague for Speech and Language Therapy.

Candidates will have extensive experience of leading clinical teams with a proven track record of quality improvement and service development. Strong communication and leadership skills are essential to work collaboratively with internal partners and commissioners. You will have the skills to support the teams to adhere to local and national standards relevant to the service.

You will be responsible for providing clinical expertise within your team, as well as maintaining a caseload within a specified area, dependent on your area of extensive clinical experience.

You will be well supported by a friendly senior management team, with excellent opportunities available to further develop both your leadership and clinical skills.

Candidates must hold professional registration as qualified therapist.

Post holder will be required to participate in 7 day working.

This post is based at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital sites. The post holder will be expected to work across site as required as the Trust is a multi-site organisation. You may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily, or on a permanent basis as a result of development or re-organisation of trust services.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Clinical qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Current professional registration with the HCPC



  • Significant management experience within the NHS
  • Extensive clinical experience in a clinical area relevant to the clinical team
  • Significant experience working as part of an MDT
  • Able to demonstrate experience of patient and public engagement
  • Able to demonstrate experience of operational management knowledge and skills
  • Track record of delivering services with national and local targets
  • Managing programmes of organisational change that have led to tangible improvements
  • Multi-disciplinary team leadership
  • Demonstrates excellent clinical service provision relevant to post and commensurate with grade
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary working

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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