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CRHTT Clinical Manager

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Interviews will be held on 31 May 2024.

The post is based at Churchill House in Bracknell to have overall responsibility for the smooth and efficient management and day to day running of the Bracknell CRHTT Spoke

The post holder will be a registered clinician (nurse, OT, social worker, psychologist etc) with responsibility for the leadership, operational management, and development of CRHTT for people with mental health illnesses. The role involves working closely with people using the service, their families and carers, community-based teams, ICBs, primary care, other health and social services, and the voluntary sector to ensure that the service provided is of a high quality, is responsive to local need and demonstrates value for money.

Main duties of the job

In the role of expert practitioner, to provide clinical leadership to the Spoke to enable the provision of a defined, recovery-focused service. It is expected that this post will work collaboratively with the Consultant Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse and Associate Nurse Consultant and Service Managers as a senior clinical leadership team across the locality.

Work as an autonomous practitioner, working to the Head of Service to deliver a range of objectives relating specifically to mental health urgent care, but also in relation to best clinical standards and practice.

To provide advanced support, knowledge and clinical skills to staff and patients within the service.

Provide expert supervision for staff working within the service area, e.g. formal supervision, case conferences, professional nurse advocacy.

To provide expert practice, professional and clinical leadership through assessment, planning and implementation of highly specialised and appropriate programmes of care.

In conjunction with the Service Manager, to develop highly specialised programmes of care and provide highly specialised advice concerning care. in specialist area.

To work as a Advanced Practitioner with an extended role within the relevant national framework and Trust protocol, in accordance with qualification and competence to practice.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 3/4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Evidence of extended role relevant to the core function of the CRHTT in providing alternative to admission and least restrictive practices
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience

Substantial post registration experience in an advanced mental health practitioner and/or senior clinical position, to include significant leadership functions

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Jackie Glenister on 07795013928 or email: who'll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/ Training


  • Registered professional in relevant health or social care field (e.g. nursing social work, occupational therapy, psychology etc)
  • Relevant Post-basic clinical qualification(s) with a professional portfolio supporting this.
  • Evidence of extended role relevant to the core function of the CRHTT in providing alternative to admission and least restrictive practices
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience


  • AC/RC status or willingness toward this
  • Relevant teaching qualification

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience in an advanced mental health practitioner and/or senior clinical position, to include significant leadership functions.
  • Substantial experience of working with patients who experience mental health difficulties
  • Specific, recent clinical experience in a senior capacity within Mental Health Services
  • Currently engaged in significant clinical work with people with a complex mental illness at an advanced level of practice and can demonstrate a high degree of professional autonomy in this area.
  • Evidence of applying research to advance practice.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience of influencing the advancement of mental health care.
  • To have participated in research activity.


  • Teaching experience across NHS / University settings.
  • Publication of material in specialist mental health services within nursing and healthcare journals
  • Evidence of significant research experience.
  • Organisational development experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Specialist knowledge of specialist Mental Health Services
  • Knowledge of mental health services supervision models.
  • Principles of managing change.
  • Highly qualified in delivering a range of evidenced based therapies and interventions
  • Autonomous clinical decision making.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Leadership skills e.g. can exercise leadership to support and inspire colleagues.
  • Advanced keyboard and IT skills
  • Advanced / higher level in practice in mental health nursing.
  • Time management skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Goal setting and delivery of targets within deadlines. Working well under pressure, within tight deadlines, and producing good quality results.


  • Research, audit and quality improvement methodologies and their application.
  • Accreditation with a recognised body e.g. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) in delivering psychological therapies.

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of the specialist mental health service.
  • Self-awareness and committed to continual personal development.
  • Patient/person centred.
  • Ability to empower others.
  • Enthusiasm for achieving excellence.
  • Respects diversity / difference in others.
  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


East Crisis Resolution HTT

Church Hill House, 51-51 Turing Drive


RG12 7FR

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