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SLP Perinatal Workstreams Leads - Clinical Workforce and Clinical Data

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Band 8b/c dependent on experience
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Part Time
12 month secondment/ fixed term contract

We are recruiting to three workstream lead roles - Clinical Workforce, Clinical Data and Community.

Please note these positions are advertised as an opportunity for either a Medical Grade or an Agenda for Change Grade to encompass the prospect of applications from differing professional backgrounds and has therefore been advertised in both Medical and AfC TRAC systems

We are looking for a Perinatal clinician to lead the Community, Clinical Workforce and Clinical Data workstreams who will work as part of a dynamic team supporting the continued development of partnership working and service change across Perinatal services in South London. You will support the strategic and operational development as well as consistent and accessible Perinatal services pathways ensuring that these support and maintain achievement of excellent clinical and quality outcomes for women and their families in South London. You will report to the SLP Clinical Director as well as working with other Workstream Leads on overlapping objectives and to ensure that work across the programme is aligned. In addition, you may be required to work with other London and/or national organisations on specific service developments.

Main duties of the job

The post would suit someone who has extensive experience of working in Perinatal services and the enthusiasm and passion to bring together clinicians and service leads to develop and maintain high quality and accessible services for women and their families. You will be an excellent communicator and able to build effective internal and external networks to ensure that pathways are efficient and consistent with the SLP aims. This role will suit an individual who has the drive and enthusiasm to support change and developing new frameworks for partnership working in a complex, dynamic environment.

About us

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP):

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, (Oxleas) South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, (SLaM), and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) between them delivering mental health services to a population of more than three million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience, and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients. Since its inception, the SLP has been a resilient and effective partnership that has improved patient experience, introduced innovation, and developed new services across the 12 boroughs of south London.

Perinatal Programme

SLP trusts and partners have developed a business case outlining the case for delegation of the specialist inpatient budget and community budgets to a Perinatal Provider Collaborative to improve the perinatal mental health pathway for south London patients. The business case outlines the challenges faced by services across south London and that, by bringing together the knowledge and experience of clinicians and experts by experience, we can collectively solve the challenges local populations face.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key aspects of the roles which will include but are not limited to:-
  • Bringing together a core group of professionals from the services included in the pathways for regular meetings and to lead these meetings.
  • Supporting the continued development of partnership working that promotes multi-disciplinary engagement in the transformation of clinical services.
  • Develop and maintain credibility with all key stakeholders within the partnership community, fostering a culture of collaboration for the delivery of equitable, high quality care. At times this will include acting as an honest broker reconciling conflicting views and interests.
  • Providing senior Workstream Leadership, liaising with colleagues within the SLP Partnership Commissioning and Development Hub (PCaDH), community services and Tier 4 to ensure high quality outcomes and pathway efficiency.
  • Fostering a culture of multi-professional engagement in the improvement of care across integrated pathways for the Perinatal partnership. This will include collaborating and engaging with clinical colleagues to develop and deliver ambitious programmes of quality improvement across the partnership.
  • Fostering and promoting a culture of clinical engagement and influence ensuring the partnership initiatives and services are clinically led. This includes developing links with Perinatal services that sit outside the Provider Collaborative remit but are critical to developing effective pathways and way of working across service Tiers.
  • Developing a framework for the workstream that supports the improvements outlined in the business case.
  • Working with colleagues to support the development of consistent service and clinical outcomes and share learning.
  • Supporting the identification of key issues, successes, risks or problems
  • Identifying gaps in services
  • Identifying and developing innovations (shared from individual teams initiatives or developed across South London) to improve services, NICE compliance etc. This may sometimes entail championing new initiatives or pilots to build an evidence base for new approaches that can help achieve the aims of accessible care, close to home and in the least restrictive setting.
  • Promoting the systematic application of quality frameworks and using evidence base and analytics to inform quality improvements.
  • Ensuring that workstream activities under the Leads purview are conducted in compliance with all confidentiality and governance requirements within the partnership.
  • Promoting opportunities for shared training and staff development

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse or other registered social care Qualification or Post graduate doctoral qualification in clinical psychology (or equivalent) or A nationally recognised Psychotherapy training (UKCP -PP section or BPC)
  • Live registration


  • Evidence of specialist training
  • Proven ability in teaching and formal training in professional/clinical supervision
  • Professional management qualification or equivalent level of substantial experience/training in leading services and successfully managing or contributing to major change programmes
  • Leadership training and experience of leading services and complex development programmes



  • Very recent senior clinical or operational experience of working within south London Perinatal services
  • Leading or supporting service development initiatives


  • Service design and implementation



  • Understanding of working with a range of stakeholders in coordinating support for Perinatal services
  • Understanding of clinical pathways in Perinatal, particularly within South London
  • Understanding of delivering clinical outcomes
  • Understanding of key performance indicators and their relationship to service delivery and quality
  • Understanding of the role women and their families/carers in development and running of services


  • Understanding of the role of and approaches to commissioning services
  • Understanding and experience of utilising service and quality improvement methodology
  • Understanding of multi-agency working



  • Ability to lead and deliver change programmes/service improvement
  • Able to use mandated and personal authority in role
  • Ability to facilitate and influence
  • Ability to maintain a focus on and drive quality improvements
  • Ability to facilitate constructive challenge within and across organisations


  • Ability to hold services to account
  • Ability to use data to maintain / improve quality
  • Ability to work and communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues in different organizational tiers
  • Leadership skills including the ability to energise, shape and direct teams

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Lambeth Hospital



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