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Service lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Brierley Hill health and Social care centre
Brierley Hill
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
30/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

To be responsible for the clinical professional leadership and management of Therapists, Therapy Assistants and admin staff within OBI and Intermediate Care services.

To be responsible for the clinical leadership of the provision of rehabilitation & reablement to a caseload of adult patients with a variety of conditions, to support avoid hospital avoidance and facilitate safe discharge from hospital.

To lead the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure effective and efficient rehabilitation reablement services are provided.

To identify clinical priorities at operational level for the therapy teams ensuring the highest standards of clinical and professional practice through professional leadership, clinical supervision, mentorship and practice development.

To demonstrate specialist skills in a range of therapeutic interventions

To lead the development of therapy teams across both services to enable continuous quality improvement in the service provision and clinical practice.

To establish and maintain a clear structure for clinical and professional advice and support for all members of both teams.

Main duties of the job

To lead the development of the teams both to prevent admission and to support timely safe step down of patients to ensure continuous quality improvement in service provision supporting patient flow across the system.

To demonstrate the Trust’s values in everything you do in the work environment.

To be responsible in the use and expenditure of the Trust’s resources that you utilise

To be responsible for the planning and submitting of bids for funding to develop the clinical service as appropriate.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and Personal Spec for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Degree in physiotherapy or occupational Therapy or Equivalent
  • Member of relevant professional body
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Management qualification or willingness to work towards MSc or equivalent.
  • Evidence of comprehensive post graduate training in the field of community services
  • Evidence of continual professional training

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Time Management skills
  • Ability of recognise own personal style and the impact this has on others.
  • Ability to grasp critical issues and distal clear and manageable priorities
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and understanding of own leadership skills
  • Commitment to ethical and professional values
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Team Player
  • Presentation skills
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of National and Regional Transformation/Improvement agenda
  • Knowledge of Change management within the NHS


Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience in rehabilitation at postgraduate level as a practising professional in community services
  • Comprehensive experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Previous leadership experience- leading and managing a team, including performance management, sickness monitoring, recruitment skills and staff rotas
  • Previous experience of effective stakeholder engagement
  • Previous experience of supervisory experience both clinical and managerially
  • Experience of coaching and supporting staff
  • Ability to manage highly complex cases
  • Experience of staffing model- recruitment, retention, skill mix and workforce development.
  • Leading staff appraisals, induction, mentorship and preceptorship
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in research and/or clinical evaluation and audit.
  • Previous experience of change management and experience of leading service change.
  • Previous experience of budgetary control/management of budget

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Maria Mateunas
Job title
Community AHP Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01384 244017
Additional information

Maria Mateunas

Community AHP  Services Lead#