Website Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust

NHS Trust

Clinical Director

Full time including both leadership and clinical elements of the role.

Paid at Band 8(d) £70,206 – £87,754 pa or as a Responsibility Allowance for medical staff

AWP is on a journey of improvement. As the Clinical Director responsible for our Specialised, Secure and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services you will be taking over responsibility for clinical teams which have excellence at their core.

Whether it be significant reductions in the use of restrictive practices in our secure services, large scale investment and transformational change in CAMHS or the re-procurement of prison mental health and substance misuse services, this is a Division of AWP of which we are enormously proud.

We are very positive about the progress that has been made in AWP particularly in the services you will be leading. If you feel that you have the values, skills and knowledge that could take us to the next level then please consider applying. The COO will be pleased to arrange meetings / phone calls / visits which might facilitate your application.  Please contact Joan Baptiste, Corporate Business Manager to book your phone call / visit at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19 September 2021
Please note that interviews are likely to be held week commencing 27 September 2021


Main duties of the job
The post of Clinical Director is crucial to our structure. Working alongside the Associate Director of Operations (ADO) and closely with the Medical and Nursing Director you will be one of three CDs each overseeing a Division of three Delivery Units and reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As CD, you will also hold a clinical role within the organisation, prospective candidates both internal and external are strongly advised to discuss how this might be configured with the COO prior to applying.

The CD is clinically accountable for the safety and quality of services within the division. You will oversee the development of services, implementation of governance processes, learning from incidents and complaints and as a result of this you will be able to ensure that you and your teams can provide regulators with evidence of compliance with standards. You will be a key member of the South West Provider Collaborative, which oversees services including our Secure Hospital and CAMHS inpatient unit.

The effectiveness of the CD and ADO partnership is vital in the successful oversight and delivery of the division. Our Specialised services are piloting the implementation of “Compassionate Leadership” within the organisation, and as CD it is expected that you will embody this approach and role model it consistently.

Working for our organisation
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.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities.  A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities – we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

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