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Physical Health Therapies Lead

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum (pro-rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Recognising the key role of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in bridging the gap between mental and physical health to address health inequalities in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, we are delighted to offer an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic Physiotherapist or Speech and Language Therapist to lead our new Physical Health Therapies service for adult inpatients across the North London Mental Health Partnership.

This is a pivotal role and would suit an experienced clinical leader with the drive and passion to deliver high-quality therapy services to people with mental health conditions.

The successful applicant will be an integral member of our AHP Leadership team, providing professional leadership across our emergent Partnership-wide AHP community and willbe supported by the Trust and Divisional AHP Leads.

We also actively encourage and support a range of continuing personal and professional development, quality improvement and research and innovation opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • The Physical Health Therapies service will provide Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy, as well as SLAs for Dietetics and Podiatry. The service will work in collaboration with established AHP teams and other Physical Health colleagues within each Division to deliver physical health interventions for adult service users on Mental Health pathways within the North London Mental Health Partnership.
  • The postholder will provide clinical, operational, and professional leadership and management to the Physical Health Therapies service (and wider AHP services as required) and be responsible for the design, delivery, and development of high-quality care within this new service in line with advances in evidence-informed practice, digital transformation, commissioning changes, etc
  • They will autonomously utilise highly specialist knowledge and skills to provide assessment, diagnosis, and management to services users with physical health presentations, thus optimising the clinical pathway, and guide and support others to do the same.

About us

The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Health Partnership.

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

In order to meet the needs of the new Partnership services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work. This may mean that you are required to work at any location that fall under Barnet, Enfield and Harringay Trust and Camden and Islington Trust. The Trust reserves the right to require staff to work at such other places or locations as it considers reasonable and necessary on a temporary or permanent basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities are outlined in the attached document, titled Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Registrations


  • Degree level professional qualification, HCPC Registration
  • MSc or equivalent experience, postgraduate courses in related area of expertise


  • Member of relevant CIG, Quality Improvement, and Leadership training



  • Highly specialist level of clinical skills - able to implement appropriate assessment, diagnoses and treatment for complex physical health presentations.
  • Complex planning and organisational skills, including project management, high level of analytical and judgement skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, able to develop, lead, manage and support staff.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working with service users with mental health presentations and knowledge of mental health clinical pathways
  • Operational leadership and management, including change management, demand and capacity planning reporting for KPIs
  • Experience and knowledge of clinical quality and safety, including risk management

Personal qualities


  • Compassionate Leadership qualities
  • Able to demonstrate partnership values in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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