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Community Forensic LD&ASD Service
Band 8a
Full Time 37.50 hours per week
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Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
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Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich
Shooters Hill, Woolwich
£47,078.00 - £54,633.00 pa inc
30/03/2019 23:59
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Operational Lead

Band 8a



Operational Lead, Band 8a


(open to consider part time hours/job share) 


New south London Community Forensic Learning Disability and Autism Service

Help launch and run a new pan-south London specialist service

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is seeking an Operational Lead to help mobilise and deliver a south London-wide pilot community forensic Learning Disability (LD) and Autism service. This highly specialist new service will complement the three SLP Trusts’ existing community LD and Forensic services, providing assessments, consultation and coworking with complex clients with LD and autism who present a risk of harm to others. The team will also provide a limited case management function. The service draws on NHS England’s Transforming Care Model Service Specifications for Community Forensic Services and is funded by NHSE’s Transforming Care LD and ASD workstream.

We are seeking a proactive and dynamic team leader to help mobilise and deliver this innovative service. The successful applicant will work closely with the Project Mobilisation Lead and Clinical Lead to undertake responsibilities that include developing a strategy and refining and delivering a model of care and operational policies and procedures. The postholder will be expected to deploy excellent communication skills to initiate and sustain good working relationships with key stakeholders and vulnerable patients from multiple clinical services and settings across a large geography.

The postholder will be expected to lead budgetary and business planning, help recruit the team and be responsible for the operation and management of the service. They will manage a team of specialist clinicians from professional backgrounds including nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and administration. The postholder will be offered clinical supervision and personal and professional development opportunities in a friendly and stimulating working environment.

The service will be delivered by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of SLP, the consortium of mental health trusts in south London: South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust, Oxleas Foundation Trust and South West London & St George’s Trust. This innovative service is one of a wide portfolio of SLP projects and programmes across clinical and non-clinical areas with objectives that include improving population health and avoiding out of area placements.

Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Mobilisation Lead, Fanaidzai Hove or SLP’s Specialist Pathway Lead, Dr Peter Stevens