Clinical Lead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Practitioner - Hampshire wide, based to be confirmed at interview

We're looking for a qualified mental health nurse, Learning Disabilities nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join our Hampshire Liaison and Diversion team. You will have a keen interest in Liaison and Diversion and a passion about supporting our service users as they make their way through police custody, court and up to prison.

We are a dynamic, people-centred team who are looking for some who is passionate about health outcomes for those making their way through the criminal justice system.

With a reputation for excellence, our service is committed to improving the health of our clients, identifying care pathways, and reducing reoffending.

Recognised with a number of awards, including a Thames Valley/Hampshire Constabulary Police Commendation, Berkshire Healthcare 'Team of the Year' and runner-up for the Howard League for Penal Reform 'Liaison and Diversion Service of the Year'.

We value our employees and put people first. We achieved an 'Outstanding' rating overall in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: 'Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.'

Main duties of the job

  • Focus on developing quality and excellence within the Hampshire and IOW liaison and diversion service.
  • 40% of your role will be to attend police custody suites and magistrates' courts and provide assessments, advice and identify robust care pathways, for individuals where a potential health vulnerability has been identified.
  • 60% of your focus will be on auditing, supervising, and assessing competencies of identified staff members to ensure safe, effective and high quality delivery of commissioned expectations.
  • The post holder is required to be highly visible and will role model and provide training to embed best practice.
  • To work closely with the Clinical and Operational Leads to delivery on projects, identified areas for quality improvement and in supporting the team to adapt to the changing arena in which liaison and diversion sits.
  • To work autonomously, with the ability to organise and manage own time according to delegated workload.

Our service operates in police custody from 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week using a combination of early shifts, late shifts and long days. This role will be based Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm to support with delivery of the service alongside the Clinical and Operational Leads.

Work base:

The post will be based across Hampshire however specific bases can be considered at point of interview.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • A professional qualification at degree level in either Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Health Visitor or Social Work along with relevant registration.
  • At least 18 months post registration experience with an interest in information governance and quality improvement.
  • Licence holder with access to your own vehicle who is prepared to multiple sites across Hampshire as required

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma
    • Teaching/mentoring qualification or willing to undertake training
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Leadership training
    • Experience in delivering and monitoring information governance and quality assurance

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice
    • Commitment to lifelong learning
    • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice

    Previous Experience


    • Significant post registration experience
    • Experience of leading and managing teams in a mental health setting
    • Experience of mentoring and clinical supervision of others
    • Experience of developing practice


    • Experience of working with criminal justice agencies

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Proven skills in written and oral communication with the capacity to convey complex information in a manner appropriate to the target audience
    • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and information and make appropriate judgements, either from own initiative or consultation with colleagues as necessary
    • Ability to analyse and interpret complex situations and arrive at well thought out risk assessed decisions in a short period of time
    • Able to understand psychological language and be able to interpret in relation to client care and in additional explain these concepts in easily understandable terms for clients and carers.
    • Ability to manage own time so that key task are prioritised, and work is carried out in a timely manner
    • Ability to manner multiple referrals, screen, triage and assess according to need
    • To be able to function as part of non-medical team and liaise with external agencies
    • Skills in comprehensive holistic systematic assessment
    • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
    • To be able to contribute to the audit process
    • Maintain patient records both written and electronic

    Additional Requirements


    • Can maintain professional standards and follow codes of practice
    • Car driver, willingness to drive for work purposes
    • To be I.T competent

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Lake Road Health Centre

    Nuffield Place


    PO1 4JT

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