12 Jan

Director Mental Health And Learning Disability Care Band Jobs Vacancy at Somerset Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust Bridgwater

Somerset Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust Bridgwater urgently required following position for Director Mental Health And Learning Disability Care Band. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Director Mental Health And Learning Disability Care Band Jobs Vacancy at Somerset Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust Bridgwater Jobs Details:

Director of Mental Health and Learning Disability Care

Band 8d Salary Scale £67,247 to £83,258 per annum

Band 9 Salary Scale £79,415 to £100,431 per annum

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have formed a ground-breaking formal alliance to provide integrated and joined-up healthcare services across Somerset.

This innovative approach brings together mental health, learning disability, acute and community services under one executive leadership team. Collaborative work with primary and social care is at the heart of the alliance, to enable more seamless pathways and a better experience for patients and people using our services.

Both Trusts are rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. They have a combined turnover approaching £500m, with 8,000 employees. Together, they have committed to making improvements in mental health services as a priority.

The Trusts are now seeking an experienced Director of Mental Health and Learning Disability Care to join this collaboration and work strategically to provide a great service to the Somerset health and care system.

In this role, you will further develop and lead implementation of the Trust’s mental health strategy and be at the forefront of transforming and modernising our mental health services across Somerset.

We want to deliver improved clinical outcomes and satisfaction for patients and service users through a person-centred approach to service provision and transformation. Co-production with service users will be central to this. Using innovation and quality improvement methodology, you will transform services and achieve the triple aim of improved mental and physical health, better care and lower cost.

You will have demonstrable evidence of:

    • A clinical background with experience of a senior leadership role within mental health and/or learning disability services
    • Successful management of complex organisation-wide change
    • A positive value base that supports the empowerment of vulnerable people
    • Enthusiasm, passion and energy that will enable you to lead and motivate our workforce to co-produce the service developments required
The selection process will include completion of an online psychometric test and 1:1 exploratory feedback with an independent practitioner

To apply, please complete the online application and email Charlotte.Jeffrey@tst.nhs.uk The following: (please note these must be attached as one document)
    • A summary statement of suitability, demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the role as illustrated in the person specification.
    • A full CV including all employment history
For an informal discussion, please contact Hayley Peters, Chief Nurse on 01823 342498 or Hayley.Peters@tst.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion, please contact Hayley Peters, Chief Nurse on 01823 342498 or Hayley.Peters@tst.nhs.uk

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

At Somerset Partnership we have an excellent ‘Refer a Friend ‘ scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource and we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and of the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we feel that our staff are best placed to refer likeminded professionals to join our Trust. We offer substantive employees a referral bonus of £1000 for every successful staff referral they make.

For more information please contact the Recruitment Team.

We also have a relocation assistance programme and we pay for your registration if you are newly qualified member of staff.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:
  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
On 1 January 2018 Somerset Partnership NHS Trust joins many other parts of the NHS by going Smokefree. This means there will be no smoking anywhere on our hospital and community sites including the grounds and gardens. For further information, please visit the public website .

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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