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Band 8a CAMHS Clinical Service Manager- Campbell House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual who is passionate about children's mental health. You will be joining a well-established supportive and dynamic leadership team across the BNSSG CAMHS services. The post holder will work alongside the current Clinical Service Manager to oversee both the CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (CIOT) and UCAT teams, comprising both hospital assessment and intensive outreach. This role involves working closely with our partners in child health, social care and the voluntary sector to continue to deliver effective services that make a difference. You will work closely with our acute hospital colleagues as well as forming close relationships with locality CAMHS and our inpatient service to further reduce length of stay and avoid admissions where possible.

We are a knowledgeable, passionate, multidisciplinary team who put young people at the heart of our work. We strive to provide compassionate leadership as we recognise the importance of staff well-being. As part of the wider CAMHS service we are moving towards an I-Thrive approach to ensure our service is more responsive, accessible and effective. You will need to work well with complexity and change, demonstrating the Trust's values, PRIDE, at all times.

The CIOT team is based at Campbell house, in the Kingsdown/Cotham district. A parking permit is provided if you are a car user, to provide ease of parking.

If interested, please make contact to arrange an informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the leadership and delivery of the CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (CIOT) and UCAT which works across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). Please note the post holder will be required to travel across BNSSG as the service covers this entire patch. CIOT is a combined team of AWP and Off The Record staff working to an agreed set of aims and objectives. This role requires close collaboration with a range of partner services to ensure seamless delivery of care across the pathway of services, particularly social care, acute hospitals and alongside adult services.

The CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (CIOT) is part of the wider Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service and part of a wider partnership with Sirona, Off the record and wider children's services.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The CIOT team has three main functions:
  • Hospital assessment

  • CIOT offers assessment of all under 18s, including those who are not normally resident in Bristol or South Gloucestershire, who present at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW) and North Bristol Trust (NBT) hospitals in crisis with self-injurious behaviours, suicidal ideation or psychosis as part of a mental health presentation.
  • Intensive Outreach

  • CIOT offers an intensive outreach package of care to young people and their families/carers in CAMHS who are in crisis, at high risk of harm to themselves, at risk of Tier 4 admission and/or struggling to access and engage with locality CAMHS.

    Young people referred to CIOT require more input than locality CAMHS services are able to provide because of the level of risk they are presenting with. CIOTs aim is to offer a short term crises intervention to try and prevent further escalations in risk, offer a period of stabilisation to the young person and their network and prevent a Tier 4 admission.

    CIOT will also support young people and families and their locality teams with step downs from tier 4 units when there is capacity within the team to do so and if clinically appropriate. We will aim to offer in-reach work alongside locality to maintain relationships with young people and assist with care plans at the point of discharge.
  • CAMHS 24/7 Emergency Response Line

  • CIOT manage the CAMHS element of the AWP 24/7 response line that was set up in April 2020 as part of the national strategy to prevent ED admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. CIOT takes calls from the children and young people, parents and carers in crisis 24 hours a day. The response line also takes calls from professionals who are concerned for children/young people.

    Person Specification



    • oRelevant professional qualification (eg clinical psychology, mental health nursing, social work, family therapy)
    • Maintenance of appropriate professional registration (ie HCPC, UKCP, NMC)


    • Additional training in leadership
    • Post qualification and further specialist training in specified specialist intervention
    • Experience of managing CAMHS service



    • Experience of risk assessment and management appropriate to children and young people, including young people who are suicidal and present a risk to self and/or others.
    • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the operational and strategic issues involved in managing services, budgets and people.
    • Experience of working with and maintaining successful relationships with external agencies
    • Experience of implementing new ways of working and procedures and successfully managing change
    • High-level analytical and innovative problem-solving skills



    • Ability to work with children, young people and families from a wide range of social, cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds.
    • Ability to work autonomously, and organise and prioritise workload dependent on demand
    • Able to work collaboratively with partner agencies and maintain good working relationships.
    • Strong people management skills and ability to deliver personably
    • Politically astute, with tact, diplomacy and sense of humour

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


    Campbell House

    Montague Place


    BS6 5UB

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