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Clinical Lead Strengthening Families Team

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Lead Strengthening Families Team Band 7

We are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity to join the Strengthening Families Team in West Cumbria as a Clinical Lead. This full time permanent post offers fantastic opportunities for career development and progression. The West Strengthening Families team is looking for a practitioner with experience working with children and families who is ambitious and wants to develop their leadership and management skills.

The post is currently based in Workington and covers the Allerdale and Copeland (West) areas.

Previous experience working with children and families either in the community or acute setting at a Band 6 is essential or equivalent experience. Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

As the successful candidate, you will have gained leadership experience be it in a community or hospital setting and be ready to build on that leadership supporting the team with your knowledge and skills of working with children and their families.

Candidates from health including AHP's and Social Care with relevantexperience welcome to apply.

Secondment would be considered for this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Provide excellent Clinical Leadership and management skills to ensure the effective delivery of patient focused care for some of the most vulnerable families in our community. Be responsible for managing the referrals coming into the team and then allocating the workload to team members.

You will offer support and supervision to the team on a formal and ad-hoc basis. The supervision may be safeguarding, management or clinical and appraisals.

You will support the team to ensure that all clinical records within the integrated teams are maintained at the standard required by local NCIC Policy and professional guidelines.

You may be asked to investigate complaints and support investigations.

The successful candidate will be required to write reports and ensure that data is collected and inputted on a regular basis.

Working closely with the other Clinical Leads you will be required to develop relationships within our own organisation and with partner agencies to support the safeguarding role and to achieve service development.

You will be responsible for HR duties such as managing absence, recruitment and capability.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

Candidates must be able to demonstrate and give examples of their experience within their supporting information relating to the essential criteria outlined on the job description.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region as per our Policy
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Leadership development
  • Management qualification or Clinical qualification and demonstrable management experience
  • Current RGN or equivalent professional registration
  • Registration with a Professional body
  • SCPHN Health Visiting/ School Nursing or equivalent


  • Professional qualification in Health or Social Care
  • Postgraduate qualification in Health or Social Care
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification



  • Experience in a management role, supervising and directing staff
  • Involvement of Service Users and Carers in evaluating and planning of services
  • Inter agency working
  • Clinical experience with children and young people and their families
  • Experience in staff training and development, appraisal, supervision
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the role of Governance and the application of NICE, BAAF, NHSE guidelines
  • Experience of multi-agency, including Third Sector working
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice


  • An understanding of Health and Safety legislation and Risk management
  • Audit and research processes to ensure effective practice.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team to achieve high performance enabling and creativity and facilitate new ways of working
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Information management and IT skills appropriate for the role.
  • Effective leadership and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan confidently, prioritise and action appropriately
  • Analysing, reviewing and evaluation skills
  • Problem solving /Decision making
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Promote equality and value diversity (KSF Level 3)

Personal Circumstances


  • Ability to travel throughout Cumbria and elsewhere to represent the Directorate independently of public transport

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Workington Hospital

Park Lane


CA14 2RW

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