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AD of Therapies - Mental Health Hospitals & Specialist Services

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leatherhead, Surrey
£85,582 to £98,387 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 8D
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly skilled, innovative, and experienced Therapist clinical leader to play a lead role in the strategic development and delivery of Psychological and AHP Therapies across our working age and older adult in-patient mental health services, and our specialist services.

This post is being advertised in conjunction with our Associate Director of Therapies for Adult Community Mental Health Services post. We would be happy to consider applications from individuals interested in working a full-time role across both posts. In this instance you would not have to apply for both posts - but we ask that you make this interest clear on you application form.

Main duties of the job

In patient services

In addition to our new modern in-patient therapy unit at Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford, we will be opening a second new in-patient unit at Chertsey, These units will comprise 3 older adult & 7 working age adult wards. In addition to our acute in-patient mental health wards, we have a 12 bed in-patient mental health rehabilitation unit in Reigate. We want our new hospitals to ensure that the person, not their condition, is at the heart of their inpatient experience. People who need our services should be able to access the best clinical practice available that promotes a holistic approach to recovery by connecting mind & body, family & friends, community, and the environment. As the professional lead for all AHP and Psychological therapies for these in-patient services, you will have a key role in ensuring people have access to a range of evidence-based, best practice therapeutic interventions that support recovery, timely discharge, and independence in the community.

Specialist services

Our specialist services include Community Forensics, Clinical Health Psychology, Perinatal/Maternal Mental Health & Psychiatric Liaison. These services work in collaboration with a range of partners to deliver high quality care to a broad range of client groups. You will play a key role in ensuring therapies pathways are evidence-based, accessible and effective across these services, and that psychosocial interventions are embedded in wider MDT service delivery.

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.

Staff well-being and development are at the heart of our ambitions. We have an active CPD program across the Trust in relation to both clinical and leadership development, as well as a number of staff support initiatives for individuals and teams.

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

You will be working collaboratively with senior colleagues to support delivery & ongoing development of services in line with the ambitions set out in the NHS Long-term plan, our ICS mental health delivery plans & the Trusts Strategy. Your own caseload will involve work with clients with highly complex mental health needs, including assessment, formulation, highly skilled direct & indirect interventions.

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification
  • Master's Degree in a relevant subject and/or equivalent experience
  • Post-qualification clinical leadership training
  • HCPC registration



  • Extensive experience of working in a management/leadership role at a senior level supporting Mental Health clinical teams in the delivery of complex, safety critical health and social care services.
  • Demonstrate experience of leadership within complex, multi-agency systems.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering change and service improvement programs including workforce strategies
  • Demonstrable experience of professional leadership and development of the Therapies workforce
  • Experience of managing staff and understanding of financial management processes which may include budget holder

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Leatherhead Hub

18 Mole Business Park

Leatherhead, Surrey

KT22 7AD

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