General Manager for Paediatric Liaison Service, Core 13

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity had arisen to join an exciting new service where you will be providing leadership and support alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist. In this role you will lead and manage the Core 13 PLN Service at Frimley Park Hospital (FPH), which is a 9am -11pm service across a 7 day week. The PLN Service delivers crisis assessment and risk assessment, formulation and management within the ED and Paediatric colleagues to make best decision and plan of care when CYP are in crisis.

You will be responsible for the management and leadership of our Consultant Psychiatrist, Nurses and support staff within this service. This model at FPH is a new and extended offer and unique to the acute hospitals in Surrey.

You will attend relevant forums to operationally lead and manage this developing service within the ED, the Mindworks Surrey (CYPS) partnership, Social Care and with other external stakeholders. You will develop a working leadership relationship with Surrey, E Berkshire and with NE Hants.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide operational leadership and management to the clinical service
  • As a member of the Management team, to develop, review and maintain effective systems which ensure the service is delivered according to national, CQC, local and Trust standards, policies, guidelines and local service plans
  • Ensure that systems are in place in order that comprehensive assessment and good treatment planning takes place and is focussed on target areas and effectiveness
  • Ensure that inter-agency protocols work effectively and are integrated with identified care pathways for children using services - they may be using MH Services provided by other organisations and not just SABP
  • In partnership with professional leads develop and maintain effective systems and practices to ensure the effective recruitment, supervision, appraisal and continuing professional development needs of the various disciplines related to service needs and strategic plans.
  • Ensure that all members of the team comply with Trust requirements for clinical records, data collection and meet agreed activity targets.
  • Consider the interrelated data required at FPH and for the Frimley ICB and how we can streamline various systems to maximise data extraction to report of the work of the team
  • Please see full job description for further details

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

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent



  • Minimum of 3 years relevant management/leadership experience in MH
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working with people with MH needs

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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