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Director of Clinical Services




North London Clinic, 15 Church Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9DY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £50,000 per annum



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Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

The North London Clinic provides a full care pathway from medium secure, low secure to a locked rehabilitation wing. The full multidisciplinary team works with men who have a diagnosis of mental disorder and associated challenging behaviour.

Job Advert Role Description

The DoCS play a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership to the team. 

  • Ensures delivery of the highest level of clinical and therapeutic care together with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meeting quality standards and delivering against quality performance indicators. 
  • Provides leadership, organisation and co-ordination to ensure effective clinical governance.
  • Responsible for the implementation of effective clinical interventions and ensures that treatment is designed to enhance the operation and quality of clinical services and is aligned to best practice. 
  • Manages the delivery of the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment. 
  • Promotes an effective working relationship across the multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that Ward Managers are using the eRostering system effectively and are rostering at least 12 weeks in advance. 
  • Accountable for ensuring timely completion and implementation of action plans in respect of regulatory and corporate requirements. 
  • To ensure relevant staffs work within the standards and frameworks of professional codes of conduct and to take remedial action as appropriate. 
  • Reviews staffing on a daily basis, ensuring compliance against the staffing ladders and reviews trends, under or over staffing and puts in place actions to remedy. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the staffing models are adhered to in the clinical services team, maintaining safe staffing levels. 
  • Manages and develops a highly skilled and motivated workforce. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that sound recruitment processes and retention plans are in place to drive down turnover and raise engagement. 
  • Links with local universities and HEI’s to build a pipeline of Nurses and Therapists into the hospital including, where appropriate, to carry out seminars / lectures and recruitment campaigns to raise the profile of the hospital. 
  • Ensures that all employees have the opportunities to further develop their careers and encourages and supports CPD applications. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all colleagues receive clinical supervision in accordance with professional guidelines and carries out management supervision as appropriate. 
  • Ensures clinical services comply with statutory regulations and current legislation meets quality standards and deliver against key performance indicators. 
  • Ensure site objectives are being met and encouraging a high quality of service.
  • As part of the Senior Management team will carry out on-call duties as directed by the Hospital Director. 
  • Contributes to the development of Priory policies, procedures, processes and initiatives. 

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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