Job Details

Job Title:         Clinical Lead                      

Location:         Covering South East London

Contract:         Permanent

Weeks:            39 weeks per annum                      

Hours:             Between 30 - 37.5 hrs per week             

Salary:             £60,000 - £70,000 per annum dependent on experience and qualification


We’re looking for an experienced clinician with demonstrable leadership skills to join our expanding team as our Clinical Lead. Holding clinical responsibility for multiple mainstream school sites, you will establish and grow a new clinical service and build on existing relationships of WPA and their education welfare service. This is a wide and varied role ideal for those looking for a new challenge where you can truly have an impact on shaping a service and driving change.


About the role:

The post holder will be instrumental in the establishing and on-going service development of WPA’s new clinical service delivery. You will hold clinical responsibility, managing and developing a multi-disciplinary team comprising of; but not limited to, Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, as well as Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require. Collaborating together, you will implement and develop WPA’s clinical model of therapeutic practice and ensure our specialist services meet the needs of our children and young people.

You will manage and monitor assessments and interventions for young people including Ed. Psych assessments, Mental Health and Neurodiversity assessment and SaLT and OT work. It is important these are in line with our young people’s EHCP’s and LAC care plans and are continuously monitored and measured in relation to impact and outcomes.

You will be comfortable to take joint ownership of managing existing and new revenue streams for the WPA clinical services and manage budgets related to wellbeing and therapeutic services to ensure best value.

Our Clinical Wellbeing Teams maintain nurturing and loving environments where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.


Location: Covering mainstream schools in the South East London area.


Essential Criteria:

  • Post-graduate qualification with first degree in psychology, social worker or related discipline
  • Registered with the HCPC and BPS or equivalent
  • Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of supervising and line managing therapeutic, psychological and other multi-disciplined professionals
  • Extensive training and experience of delivering evidence-based 1:1 / universal, enhanced and specialised interventions
  • Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with children and young people
  • Depth of knowledge in all matters relating to safeguarding children and young people
  • Understanding of OFSTED / CQC requirements
  • Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work.
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car is desirable


What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make us the success we are, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.


For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact:

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

Job Vacancy ID: 169577