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Cluster Lead

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time

Job Details

The Dorset ICS are seeking experienced clinical leaders to support with progressing our vision for Home First delivery. These posts, employed by Dorset Healthcare on behalf of the ICS, will be required to work across the system to achieve the strategic ambitions of Home First, and Discharge to Assess.

This is a fixed term role and for those with current NHS service, the role will be offered on a secondment basis only. Please obtain permission to be released on a secondment before submitting an application.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be part of a team providing a leadership role to locality clusters across Dorset. The Cluster Lead roles being recruited will have a focus on East Place area, enabling and facilitating timely discharge across pathways, providing an interface with community teams and sharing information regarding previous community involvement with acute partners, with a requirement to provide an element of inreach support to our acute partners University Hospitals Dorset and Dorset County Hospital, while working in partnership with Local Authority colleagues.

These roles are currently fixed term until 31st March 2025 with the intention that this period is used to evaluate and inform the transition to and adoption of a new Transfer of Care Hub model.

To undertake the role successfully there will be a need to utilise clinical experience of out of hospital care, and leadership skills to maximise the opportunity for admission avoidance, flow, assessment following discharge, and successful completion of patient journeys' through discharge pathways using a strength based approach.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Information Technology/Resources


  • Experience of using patient record systems.

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience of complex service delivery including multi agency working.
  • Able to demonstrate innovation and effective use of resources
  • Experience of developing service related plans and strategies and joint working with colleagues in a matrix involvement approach

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Registered health practitioner
  • Relevant full Masters degree or demonstrable extensive equivalent experience in the relevant specialty.
  • Exceptional proven leadership skills.

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation in both written form and in small and large groups together with ability to motivate and persuade individuals and teams, particularly in areas of service and performance improvement requiring a collaborative commitment to change and across organisations, external agencies and all sectors of the community to enable effective relationships
  • Ability to monitor and maintain a healthy, safe and secure workplace for self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


UHD/Dorset County Hospital



BH24 2RR

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