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Clinical Lead (maternity cover)




Priory Hospital Marlow, 309 Cressex Road High Wycombe HP12 4QF

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Clinical Lead - Maternity Cover (commencing 13th June) 
9 – 12 Months with Permanent Opportunities at end of contract 
Salary £53,000 – High Wycombe Area

We are looking for a Clinical Lead to join the fantastic team at Priory Hospital Marlow.  This is a 14 bedded, specialist eating disorder service for mixed gender adults. The recently refurbished grounds offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere and aim to create a homely environment for our staff and patients alike. 

The role traditionally is 9-5 but we can be flexible with this. 

We have an 'Outstanding' in Caring from the CQC and 'Good' in all other domains and we are based just outside High Wycombe, within easy access of the M40, M25, Central London, and the nearby towns of Marlow and Maidenhead.

As the clinical lead, you will report to the Hospital Director and will form part if the Hospital Senior Management Team. You will be responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the hospital, setting and leading the clinical strategy for site, and you will bring your skills experience to ensure high levels of care is provided. 

In the role, you will be responsible for, 

Full managerial responsibility for the effective operation and delivery of clinical services through a large team of permanent colleagues and bank workers providing clinical care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Budgets & Equipment:
Delegated authority for the clinical services budget and for the care, security and maintenance of equipment and other consumables within the hospital.
All Priory Group colleagues have a responsibility to safeguard the individual’s we care for, these may be adults and children or individuals connected to the people Priory Group supports. Colleagues must ensure they are aware of the local child and adult safeguarding policies and procedures in their service, in addition to who to contact within the Local Authority Safeguarding Team for further advice. All colleagues are required to attend safeguarding training appropriate to their role and to undertake additional training in associated areas.


What you need
The right person will be dedicated to patient centred care and a strong people manager, perhaps looking to gain experience as the next step in their career and make a real difference to people’s lives.

You must also have the following, 

- 3 years post graduate experience
- registered with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England
- A recognised post-registration qualification together with full membership / accreditation of a relevant professional institution and evidence of continuous professional development
- Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a mental health environment; minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent
- Experience of managing a clinical budget
- Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment
- Strong background within leadership and people management
- detailed understanding of statutory regulations is essential
- Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvement
- Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills essential
- The ability to multi task in a highly dynamic environment
- Forward thinking, proactive and creative
- Full, clean driving licence 

Why us?
We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we recognise and reward you for your contribution. We’ve created a comprehensive benefits package that is flexible and tailored to the individual. Here’s just some of what is on offer:

Salary of £53,000

- Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday
- NMC or HCPC Paid for 
- Health and wellbeing support through our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
- Access to ‘The Academy’ –full training platform to grow your skills 
- Free Parking 
- Free Meals on Shift
- Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
- SMART Pensions - Opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an extra contribution into your pension. The result? We both save on National Insurance payments and you end up with an overall increase in your take-home pay
- Cycle scheme - Get a tax-free bike with equipment and pay monthly from your salary, generating a cost saving of up to 42%
- Computing scheme - Buy the latest technology at no more than the RRP using salary exchange whilst spreading the cost over 12 months
- GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months and use your membership at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK
- Your Priory, Your Benefits - Our shopping discount site where you'll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works with
- Opportunities to progress with a supportive employer 

Although this a 9 – 12 month role, there are multiple opportunities once the contract comes to an end and we are happy to support you in to your next challenge within The Priory.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a step up on their career, or for an experience clinical lead to join a great service. 

For more information, or for a confidential chat, please apply below or contact one of the team on 0116 240 8692 or send Cv to or Priory Hospital Marlow. 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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