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Band 8b AHP Professional Lead

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Part Time
The following exciting opportunities are as a direct result of a large-scale 'Strengthening Operational Structures' transformation programme recently undertaken. The Programme has resulted in the development of a leadership framework that will facilitate improvements in clinical service delivery for patients within our community and support our objectives.

We are delighted to offer a committed and experienced AHP clinical lead the opportunity to back fill our Divisional AHP lead in Children and Families.

The Children and Families Services Division is committed to continuous quality improvement and appreciates the significant contribution that the Allied Health Professions workforce makes to service delivery and transformation. An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint to this key role Allied Health Professions Professional.

The Allied Health Professional is accountable for leading the Allied Health Professionals within the Division and working closely with identified AHP leads. At a time of great change, with new ways of working and new roles being implemented into the workforce, this is an exciting time to undertake this role leading on the strategic development of specific objectives of the division. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the division has robust structures, processes and systems in place to support a workforce that is fit for the future and that is competent and able to deliver safe, high quality services and excellent patient care.

Main duties of the job

You will provide professional leadership to the AHPs across the division supported by a senior management team and the Associate Director of Nursing and Therapies within C& F. You will be at the heart of every important AHP decision taken within the Division and will have the opportunity to influence broader strategic and operational planning working alongside the Associate Chief of Nursing and Therapies, Medical Director and Divisional Director. You will represent Allied Health Professionals within the Division participating in career and succession planning and leading on the future development of senior Allied Health Professionals.

As an experienced AHP leader, you will understand what it takes to bring our clinical workforce together, and achieve results that will benefit our service users.

In order to rise to this exciting challenge, you will have substantial experience of managing AHP services. You will be a highly driven individual with experience of supporting transformation programmes. With highly developed communication and negotiation skills, you will motivate teams and inspire a culture of continuous improvement. You must have an understanding of paediatric community healthcare as well as knowledge of education and the workforce in a healthcare setting.

The successful candidate will be leading on workstreams which align with their skills and experience in addition to
  • Quality improvement in the division
  • Attendance at key divisional meetings
  • Staff survey for AHPs

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description/Person Specification for more details regarding the post.

Information about Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can also be accessed via the website at and applications can be completed on line at or, for an application pack, please contact the Centralised Recruitment Team, Priestley Wharf Birmingham 0121 466 6262.

Person Specification



  • BSc Honours degree (1st or 2nd class) in a relevant AHP Profession
  • Masters in relevant specialist subject or equivalent
  • Membership of relevant Professional Body
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD activities in management and clinical areas



  • Significant clinical experience as an allied healthcare professional working in the community
  • Significant clinical experience as an allied healthcare therapist across a range of clinical specialisms and an ability to apply expert clinical skills in a practice area using advanced clinical reasoning
  • Experience of exercising a high degree of professional and clinical autonomy and a credible clinical leader
  • Significant experience of influencing service change at local level
  • Experience of influencing service change


  • Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in therapy subject area to develop teaching and research programmes
  • Through collaboration with other services/agencies at a strategic and operational level, including being used a source of expertise in strategic planning.



  • High level of skill in leadership and innovation
  • Ability to develop, manage and participate in professional and academic networks external to the Trust
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a responsible team member develop productive working relationships with members of staff


  • High level of competence in the delivery of teaching material and an ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Ability to identify new income which enhances Trust services and managing associated financial and governance systems
  • High level of skills to lead on and participate in research

Personal Qualities


  • Can prioritise own workload and has insight into own coping strategies in stressful situations.
  • Is able to reflect on own clinical practice and initiate appropriate changes.

Other job requirements


  • Knowledge of national policies and initiatives in allied health professionals
  • Ability to use own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Moseley Hall Hospital

Alcester Road


B13 8JL

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