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Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply.

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Band 6 Clinical Lead to recruit at Ancora House the in-patient child and adolescent mental health service. Ancora House has 2 inpatient wards, Coral and Indigo. They provide person centered acute care for young people aged 14-18.

You will be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team and you will be required to work on a rotational shift basis, which includes days, nights, and twilight shifts. The post offers the successful applicant the exciting opportunity to join this team in providing the highest quality of care for our service users.

Ancora House is based on the Countess of Chester Health Park Site approximately 1.5 miles from Chester city centre.

Main duties of the job

To support the Ward Manager and the MDT in delivering a high quality Mental Health Service for young people. The applicant must work within set objectives which reflect the direction of the service and the Trust. To provide clinical leadership within the ward team to promote a high standard of patient care. Provide management support, deputising for the Ward Manager in their absence. The post holder will act as a source of expertise within the ward and wider hospital.

The individual must be able to demonstrate an understanding and application of the 6 C's in practice, these being Care Compassion Competence Communication Courage and Commitment.

For further enquiries please contact: Terri-Anne Nolan - Ward Manager - 01244 397595

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse RMN or RGN.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional development.

Knowledge and Expertise


  • High level of clinical expertise.
  • Understanding and appreciation of national policy and health/social care issues.
  • Clear understanding of social inclusion/equality/diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organisational boundaries.
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity within the healthcare setting.
  • Awareness of current mental health issues, debates and practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of physical health needs.
  • A willingness to undertake further training.


  • Knowledge of the MHA and MCA



  • Relevant, post-qualifying experience at band 5.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Working with service users with severe mental health problems utilising user/carer involvement.

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Ancora House

Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road



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