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Therapies Service Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Therapies Service Manager
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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£52,093 - £58,186 Inc. Outer London HCAS
Salary period
03/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

The Integrated Learning Disabilities Service is a high performing health and social care service for adults with learning disabilities. The service also works with young people under 18 to support effective transition to adult life. The Therapies Manager has overall responsibility for Occupational and Art Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy.

The postholder will also be a key member of the Integrated Learning Disabilities Service management team taking a lead on designated areas as appropriate The Therapies Manager provides clinical leadership to your specialist professional team whilst taking on a small caseload of complex clients. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high performing service that promotes independence and maximises people’s choice and control whilst effectively managing risk. Our staff are committed, highly skilled and all share our vision of supporting people with learning disabilities to lead active lives in our local community. If you share this vision, then we want to hear from you. We are looking for a skilled practitioner with great leadership skills and significant experience in working with Learning Disabilities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Relevant professional qualification in OT, Art Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, or Physiotherapy, with at least 5 years post graduate experience. 
  • Experience of managing/supervising staff 
  • An in-depth knowledge of the national policy and legislative framework for health & social care services to people with learning disabilities including those with MH problems and/or Autism 
  • Experience of service development and maintaining quality improvements in services for people with learning disabilities.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships at all levels across the Trust and Council. · Great leadership skills
  •  A commitment to integrated working
  •  A real commitment to improving the quality if life for people with learning disabilities in Enfield. If you think this is the job for you, then we hope that you will put in an application.

This is a great opportunity to work in a supportive environment with the ability to make a real difference to people’s lives. For an informal discussion, please contact Vicky Main on 020 8379 5039 or

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person specification

Qualification and education

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Relevant professional qualification in OT, Art Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, or Physiotherapy.
  • Current professional registration

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • A knowledge and understanding of the range of health and social care services to people with learning disabilities including the care provider market, acute and primary care services, mental health services and specialist tertiary provision.
  • Specialist knowledge and applications of therapeutic assessments and inventions relevant to people with learning disabilities.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the MDT in working with people with learning disabilities.
  • Experience of developing, empowering and supporting staff.
  • Extensive experience of postgraduate clinical practice in learning disabilities for a minimum of 5 years with 2 year’s experience in a management/supervisory role.
  • Experience of service development and maintaining quality improvements in services for people with learning disabilities.

Skills, abilities and personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • An ability to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills and the provision of expert clinical skills.
  • Expert application of practice in the appropriate clinical speciality.
  • Ability to identify, prioritise and act accordingly to complex and sensitive clinical service delivery information.
  • Ability to identify clinical risks and health and safety needs of the service
  • Ability to adapt and use appropriate language and communications methods to all situations.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Vicky Main
Job title
Hiring manager
Email address
Telephone number
020 8379 5039
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