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Clinical Lead - Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024
CWP has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced, motivated clinical professional with a passion for transformation within the Specialist Mental Health Care Group.

This role is key to the successful delivery of the ambitions outlined in the Long Term Plan for Mental Health, and the successful candidate will provide clinical leadership for Cheshire and Wirral and delivering the transformation process.

This post is fixed term for 12 months due to funding. The successful candidate will be required to travel around various trust sites as part of the role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will hold a core professional registration, and have a wealth of experience in transformation and quality improvement, with highly developed clinical skills with transferable skills that you can use to influence, negotiate and lead improvement activities across the Cheshire and Wirral area.

You will be responsible for managing the coordination and delivery of multiple workstreams within the project in order to achieve the defined outcomes. You will work with the Heads of Operations, Heads of Clinical Services and Clinical Directors to manage and support the mobilisation and embedding of clinical outcome measures within core mental health services.

You will use a range of project and improvement methodologies to ensure the project is appropriately scoped, planned and controlled to facilitate successful completion within time, cost and quality tolerances.

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.

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



  • A core professional qualification (medicine, nursing, psychology, allied health professions or social work)
  • Current registration with a relevant professional body
  • Demonstrable evidence of robust and extended continuous professional development
  • Post graduate qualification at Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience in Quality Improvement methodologies (QI)


  • Project or Programme management qualification
  • Qualification Accreditation with a professional body

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent.
  • Highly developed clinical skills in relevant clinical area
  • Very highly developed knowledge of mental health services and national drivers supporting Community mental Health transformation
  • Extensive knowledge of the healthcare system, including national, regional, and local policy drivers for mental health service provision
  • Demonstrable experience of leading improvement activities involving multiple clinical disciplines
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Experience of leading successful organisational change and development
  • Highly developed understanding of place-based care and population health principles
  • Experience of co-ordinating projects in complex and challenging environments
  • Experience of managing risks and reporting
  • Experience of drafting briefing papers and correspondence
  • Experience of monitoring budgets and business planning processes
  • Understanding of the healthcare environment and the public sector

Personal Skills


  • Able to effectively seek consensus when faced with multiple options and opinions
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and see the big picture.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks across a range of different functions, such as, analysis, reporting, monitoring, presentation, negotiation, and networking
  • Highly developed analytical skills, with the ability to apply creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to analyse information, summarise findings and present them in ways that easily are understandable to decisionmakers
  • Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborating and partnering skills with internal colleagues at varying levels, external stakeholders and at times experts by experience through co-design and co-production of project opportunities
  • Ability to analyse complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources, and support a collective understanding of needs, gaps, and issues.
  • Capability to act upon incomplete information, using experience to make inferences and decision making
  • Numerate and able to understand complex financial issues combined with deep analytical skills
  • Knowledge of financial systems e.g. monitoring budget management, processing invoices and procurement
  • Ability to take a population health based approach to analysing and understanding needs, assets and inequities
  • Ability to make connections between place priorities and perspectives and system-wide planning and improvement initiatives, translating national plans and strategies into the local context

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Redesmere (work will take place across all Trust sites)

Liverpool Road



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