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Group Director of Therapies

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to the join the Primary Care, Community and Therapies (PCCT) group at Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust (SWB) as Director of Therapies.

SWB is an integrated acute and community provider, PCCT group delivers services across acute, community bed bases, outpatients, Primary Care and community settings. Employing over 400 WTE therapists and therapy support workers across 6 directorates, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Dietitians, Orthotics, Chiropodists, and Podiatrists.

2024 will be a landmark year for SWB with the opening of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, of which PCCT services are paramount in delivering the clinical model for in and out of hospital services.

As the Director of Therapies (DOT), you will be part of the group quadrumvirate working alongside Clinical Director, Group Director of Nursing, Group Director of Operations. Professionally the DOT will report to the Chief AHP (once appointed) and the Chief Nurse working to develop and deliver strategies for therapies workforce trustwide.

For further information please contact Lydia Jones,, 07977 687692

Main duties of the job

  • Be a member of the PCCT senior leadership team supporting the group and the wider organisation/Chief Nurse/AHP in balancing the challenges of providing a high quality and safe service with excellent outcomes in a way that delivers efficiencies and meets the expectation of patients and other key stakeholders.
  • Be the profession led for therapies provision across the directorates with responsibility for ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness, budgetary control, clinical governance, and risk management in collaboration with Clinical/Directorate leads.
  • Provide direct support and advise the new hospital project to include the development of Midland Metropolitan Hospital, Sandwell Treatment Centre, Sheldon Block and the continued use of other retained estate and therapy workforce needs.
  • Use expert clinical knowledge to support the Chief Nurse/Chief AHP across all therapeutic services trust-wide supporting deliver of Out of hospital and bed base programmes of work.
  • Be responsible for ensuring clinical and professional standards are met across all therapy services, ensuring effective governance, risk, compliance and key quality metrics are in place to deliver safe, effective, high quality services.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further details about this job role, please see the attached job description and person specification for more information.

    Person Specification



    • Significant experience of working in adult clinical services in a senior role to include challenging the status quo and managing conflict
    • Significant experience working at senior management level, including performance, finance and clinical governance, risk management
    • Proven experience of improving quality and safety.
    • Significant experience of managing change.


    • Experience of working in diverse communities



    • Registration with Health & Care Professions Council
    • First level therapy degree or equivalent
    • Master's Degree or equivalent level of academic achievement
    • NHS leadership qualificatio
    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Project management qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B91 4HJ

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