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Non-Medical Approved Clinician/Multi -Professional Approved Clinician

Band 8c

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Band 8c
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Springfield Hospital
£70,631 - £80,841 PA Incl HCAS
Salary period
06/02/2022 23:59
Interview date

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

Non-Medical Approved Clinician/Multi -Professional  Approved Clinician (Consultant Level Mental Health Practitioner /Consultant Psychologist)

 Band 8c                

This is an exciting time to join our Trust. South West London St. Georges is at the beginning of an exciting journey of transforming our community mental health services. In 2021/22 the Trust will benefit from significant investment in community mental teams to strengthen provision across all our boroughs. Over the course of the next three years we will work with our community partners to establish integrated delivery hubs bringing together primary and secondary health teams with voluntary sector providers across each of our boroughs, beginning with Sutton in 2021.

TITLE OF POST – Non Medical Approved Clinician (NMAC) Band 8 C permanent

If you want to live locally and work locally, with an employer that offers flexible and agile working with great development and carer progression opportunities, then this may be the role you!

The Community Rehabilitation Team will work with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders to support functional, active and socially inclusive support.

Main duties of the job

About the role:

  • The Consultant level Mental Health Practitioner will be a very senior clinician with a core professional qualification such as a Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Consultant Psychologist. They will provide highly specialised clinical care within the Community Rehabilitation Team, using advanced clinical knowledge that is evidenced based and within their specific professional skill set. 


  • The Consultant Practitioner will function independently and within the Community Rehabilitation team and will demonstrate competence complimentary to the doctor’s role in the delivery of health care.


  • Provide expert advice to ensure the needs of the patient are met by leading, challenging and changing practice within the clinical setting.


  • Maintain approval to act in the role of Responsible Clinician, as defined in the Mental Health Act 1983 revision 2007, for a specific caseload of patients under the Community Rehabilitation Team and hold accountability for the delivery of care and clinical decisions made.

About the team:

The Community Rehabilitation Team is a newly formed service delivering evidence based interventions to promote recovery and support to clients with complex needs across South West London. Community Rehabilitation Team will strive to support people in their recovery journey to progress to the next stage of their individual goals and hopes.   

Working for our organisation


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer; we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Forum
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBT Network

We provide reasonable adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical professional for a minimum of six years, including at least 3 years post qualification experience within the designated specialty where the post is located (Community Rehabilitation Team)
  • • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients’ psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan
  • • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • • Experience of supervised provision of evidence-based interventions for people with complex and enduring serious mental health problems
  • • Experience of teaching, training and professional and clinical supervision
  • • Must have minimum 6 years post qualification practice at senior level of profession e.g. Post-qualification training in provision of evidence based psychological therapies relevant to the treatment of mental health complex needs
  • • Have extensive clinical caseload management experience of patients who may or may not be managed under the MHA. You will carry a clinical caseload and will be the Responsible Clinician for those under your care.
  • • Experience of working with mental health complexity across a wide range of diagnosi
  • • Ability to focus on ensuring that patients on your caseload always receive person centred care and are managed safely, effectively and with compassion is a priority. As the Responsible Clinician you will lead, coordinate and deliver care and complete all statutory duties required.
  • • Must be experienced clinical supervisor capable of delivering required time as outlined by relevant professional registered body.
Desirable criteria
  • • Formal training in providing supervision to the relevant professional group involved – Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing.
  • • Experienced at working as an AC or RC
  • • Managing a caseload as an AC or RC
  • • Experience of safe practice as AC or RC in managing patients as required under the MHA.
  • • Active member of AC London wide network
  • • Experience and working knowledge of mental health prescribing guidelines where relevant, appropriate and clinically safe.
  • • Experience of clinical caseload involvement and management at senior level.
  • • Formal training in leadership or equivalent
  • • Experience of senior clinical leadership.
  • • Experience of working at senior level within MPT.
  • • Specific experience of supervised provision of CBT, MBT, DBT or other forms of evidence-based psychological treatments relevant to the management of mental health complexity
  • • Experience of professional management of qualified and pre-qualified clinical staff in providing psychological interventions to mental health complexity that requires a rehabilitation intervention and approach

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Must have minimum 6 years post qualification practice at senior level of profession e.g. Post-qualification training in provision of evidence based psychological therapies relevant to the treatment of mental health complex needs.
  • • Must be registered with professional body as required HCPC, SWEng, BPS, NMC.
  • • Must be qualified AC
  • • All RC have completed AC training.
  • • Must be C58 approved under the MHA 1983 and 2007.
Desirable criteria
  • • Working knowledge of the 8 AC Core Compentencies as set out by the DoH and experience of practice in these domains
  • • Experience and working knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery within Mental Health.
  • • Experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders as a leader of care delivery.
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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

Natalija Lytrides
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Deputy Head of Service
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