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Team Lead Tier 3 Weight Management Service *Internal only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

We are looking to recruit an experienced clinician (OT, PT or Dietitian) with a specialist interest in obesity to take up a 12 month fixed term contract within the Tier 3 Weight Management Service (secondment opportunities considered, applicants may wish to gain their line managers agreement before applying).

This fantastic opportunity awaits a dynamic, motivated person looking to utilise and develop further their clinical, operational and leadership skills.

You will operationally lead a team consisting of professionals from Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Endocrinology as part of the wider tier 3 MDT. This service covers locations across North Cumbria.

As team lead you will work closely with the MDT to drive the further development of this relatively new service. Within this role you will be expected to provide clinical leadership and operational management to the team and provide clinical input into group intervention and one-one therapy related to your expertise.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing clinical input, demonstrating advanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and management of clinical needs of patients with complex needs.
  • Actively managing and supporting the development of individuals and the team through appraisal, personal development planning, coaching and mentoring
  • Provide professional assurance and quality governance in the service
  • Leading on the implementation of clinical protocols / pathways in identified service lines
  • Work with the Professional Lead to implement the Allied Health Professions strategic plan.
  • Further develop rehabilitation and recovery focused services to enable more people to be independent for longer, manage their health needs and lead healthy, active lives in their community with a key focus on obesity
  • Supporting the service in its implementation of clinical effectiveness programs by taking part in any agreed research and audit projects, leading on key aspects when identified as appropriate
  • Provide strategic clinical leadership using the most up to date and evidence based theory
  • Offer expert clinical advice for service users, carers, staff and other professional
  • Make a contribution to training, teaching and supervision of colleague
  • Work in partnership with service users, carers and other agencies to ensure effectiveness of outcomes

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oQualified to degree level or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of post registration qualifications/ professional development in related health field
  • oMembership of relevant professional body
  • oRegistered with Health Professional Council
  • oChartered Society of Physiotherapy recognised Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy or equivalent


  • oPost registration qualification in teaching/ assessing (ENB 998/NST 307)
  • oTraining and/or qualification relating to clinical supervision
  • oPost graduate teaching qualification
  • oLeadership qualification
  • oIndependent non-medical prescribing qualification



  • oPrevious experience post qualification
  • oExperience of providing supervision.
  • oDemonstrable experience of providing teaching/training


  • Community Health Care rehabilitation



  • oDemonstrable interest in continuing developing knowledge and skills in area specialism
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development.
  • oAbility to manage complex caseload
  • oAbility to drive high level multi-disciplinary practice to maximum potential
  • oAbility to engage in audit/ research process in order to influence care according to best practice
  • oComputer literate
  • oKnowledge of relevant national policies pertaining to profession
  • oKnowledge of up to date practice using research and evidence based learning


  • oConference presentations of publications in this area (e.g. in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters)

Skills & aptitudes


  • oSkills in the use of methods of assessment, diagnosing, formulation / interventions, and evaluation
  • oWell-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex and highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to service user, their families, and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • oWell-developed skills in providing clinical supervision and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • oAbility to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi- media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional, academic settings
  • oAbility to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and potentially challenging behaviour
  • oAbility to work sensitively and supportively with staff who are retraining and/or changing their way of working
  • oLeadership skills
  • oAbility to develop staff and their levels of skills and expertise
  • oAbility to understand the NICE guidelines and the role of such guidelines in the NHS

Personal Circumstances


  • Able to travel independently.
  • Able to work 24/7 and flexibly across a range of in-patient and community settings.
  • The resilience necessary to overcome obstacles and resistance.
  • Sensitivity towards organisational and political complexities.
  • Evidence of being a team player.
  • Ability to work flexibly inside and outside of office hours.

Other requirements


  • Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity (Level 4)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wigton Hospital

Cross Lane



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