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Psychological Therapies Clinical Lead / Associate Clinical Director

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! We have developed an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and now looking to appoint enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.

As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.

We are seeking an exceptional clinical leader to jointly lead our psychological therapies service across Children and Family Health Devon.

CFHD provides integrated health care for children and young people across physical and mental health provided by Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership Trust. We are engaged in an ambitious transformational change programme to deliver placed-based, integrated services, based on the Thrive Framework, in response to wide-ranging consultation with our service users and communities.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be one of four Associate Clinical Directors, who, together with the Clinical Director will be responsible for clinical leadership across the CFHD portfolio of children and young peoples services.

The Associate Directors will each hold responsibility for leading professional disciplines and an area of the Quality agenda.

About us

Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust ( )

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon, including

Torbay and South Devon FT

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements.

Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our children and young people say

We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

The post holder will provide clinical leadership as part of the CFHD Leadership Team, contributing to the overall strategy, quality assurance and improvement agenda and performance of CFHD.

As one of two Clinical Leads for Psychological Therapies, the post holder will jointly lead on the strategic, operational and clinical direction for the development and delivery of psychological therapies practice across CFHD, which comprises, Clinical Psychology, Systemic Family Therapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

The post holder will hold a small clinical caseload of complex cases within their area of clinical practice.

As a clinical leader and in collaboration with other leads, the post holder will be responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of CFHD services for children, young people and families, ensuring that care and treatment is coordinated around the needs of the child, young person and family and integrated within and across CFHDs multi-disciplinary teams, Alliance partners and other partner organisations.

In collaboration with the CFHD Leadership Team, to act as an effective system leader to ensure that CFHD services are provided within an integrated network of services across a range of partner organisations.

To provide expert knowledge and to influence across the system in contributing to local strategies in the interests of improving outcomes for children and young people in Devon.

To ensure that services are evidence based and outcomes focussed, with opportunities for innovation supported by research and evaluation.

Working with the People and OD lead and the Senior Leadership Team, to ensure the People Strategy addresses issues which are pertinent to the Psychological Therapies workforce. To ensure that these professions within CFHD adhere to professional standards of practice and appropriate CPD is undertaken by staff.

To ensure there is an effective clinical supervision structure in place and supervision and appraisal is of a high quality. To ensure that all psychological therapies staff maintain their professional registration.

Person Specification



  • A Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy or Systemic Psychotherapy.
  • Registration with the relevant professional body.
  • Advanced specialist training relevant to children and young people.


  • Management and / or leadership training or equivalent experience.



  • Experience in a senior clinical role within children and young peoples healthcare.
  • Experience of effective working at a senior level in large, complex environments.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary services and across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of having led service improvement.
  • Experience of managing systems to capture and report service activity, performance quality metrics.
  • Experience of working as an autonomous individual with the ability to take on responsibility, make decisions and seek support as needed.
  • Experience of supervising or managing others.
  • Significant experience in a clinical leadership role.
  • Experience of integrating principles of human rights diversity and inclusion in clinical and leadership practice.


  • Experience of engaging a range of stakeholders, including service users in designing and delivering change and improving services.
  • Experience of undertaking research, clinical audit and service evaluation and applying the learning to clinical care

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Children & Family Health Devon

Bittern Road

Sowton Industrial Estate



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