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Clinical Director – Adult Directorate Lead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Band 8D / YC72
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
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The role
Devon Partnership NHS Trust are a large and progressive provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services across Devon and the wider South West region.

An opportunity has arisen for the post of Clinical Director of the General Adult Psychiatry Directorate. This directorate delivers care across 8 inpatient wards on 3 sites, 6 Home Treatment Teams, 17 CMHTs, a First Response Service, Approved Place of Safety suite, Rehabilitation Services and an award winning Employment Support Service. The Directorate is at the forefront of our service transformation in both the New Community Framework developments and acute care. We moving to a model of place based, integrated care delivered with system partners at Primary Care Network level.

The Clinical Director would work alongside a Directorate Manager and our Locality Clinical Directors. Devon Partnership NHS Trust has an excellent track record of leadership development programmes and we are keen to develop the post holder to the maximum of their abilities and to work with them to develop their clinical leadership ambitions.

We are looking for an inspiring clinical leader who can lead these key services through an exciting time.

For a conversation about the post, please contact Susan Smith, Chief Operating Officer ( or Dr Colm Owens or Dr Jason Fee, Joint Interim Medical Directors via:
The location
Wonford House Hospital or Any DPT building – to be determined on appointment
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself. The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over 1/3 of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 450 miles of coastline along 2 stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of 2 National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England’s first natural World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast, 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance.
The hours
This post is for 28 hours / 5 PA per week and duties are outlined in the Job Description. The Job Plan can be discussed with the successful applicant and remote working will be considered.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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