CAMHS General Manager

Band 8c

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8c
Job ref
SS C&H Community CAMHS
£57,515 to £71,243 pa
19/08/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.



CAMHS General Manager 

City & Hackney Specialist CAMHS

Band 8c - Full time

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to provide leadership and management to the community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in City & Hackney. You will be someone who enjoys working flexibly alongside clinicians to ensure the delivery of a responsive service that meets the needs of the children, young people and families accessing it.

We are seeking a motivated and highly organised individual to work closely with the Associate Clinical Director (ACD) and Psychological Therapies Lead (PTL) to support the strategic development, planning and organisation of the service in line with local strategies and national priorities. 

You will be someone from a management or clinical background who can contribute fully to the strategic, operational, financial and performance management of the service as a key member of the senior management team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the service within available resources in order to ensure that a seamless, comprehensive service is provided to children, their families and carers. You will work closely with the ACD and PTL to deliver the services clinical governance and quality improvement agenda and to promote partnership working with other agencies.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and management experience further in a CAMHS setting and to contribute to the overall development of the Trusts CAMHS services at a time of renewed national focus on CAMHS. 

You will be based in vibrant and diverse Hackney. There are excellent transport hubs and first class personal and professional development opportunities in an award-winning Trust. The Trusts inpatient and community CAMHS services have been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Closing date:           19 August 2018
Interview date:         13 September 2018

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Sarah Wilson, Director of Specialist Services on 07983 165 328 or Dr Sharon Davies, Associate Clinical Director on 0203 222 5600 / 07985 420 299.

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