Medical Director

London (Central), London (Greater)
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

For almost 100 years, The Tavistock and Portman clinics have embodied a distinctive way of thinking about and treating mental distress and emotional disturbance. 

Do you have the right leadership qualities to help take our Trust forward - to build on our heritage, enhance our national and international reputation for clinical excellence and, most important of all, promote the interests of our service users?

If so this role is for you……..
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is focused on psychological, social and developmental approaches to understanding mental health and promoting wellbeing. Our staff are supported to be innovative; welcoming new ideas and developing creative ways to deliver services and models of care.

As medical director you will play a key role in delivering our strategy. You will provide professional leadership to our consultants, medical staff and doctors and be part of a highly effective unitary board. 

Our goal is that more people should have the opportunity to benefit from our approach to treating mental ill health. As medical director you will provide inspirational leadership to deliver this goal, supporting innovation and clinical excellence while building strong collaborative relationships with external stakeholders to spread our thinking and practice.

This will mean taking a prominent position as an ambassador for the Trust; leading on quality, safety and governance; providing strategic clinical advice to the board and being responsible for revalidation, education, infection control and safeguarding.

We are keen to recruit a senior medical leader with experience of operating within a complex organisation or system. This might be someone already established as an executive director or an associate medical director or clinical director ambitious to break through to their first board-level post. Above all we want someone who has a passion for the work we do, a sympathy for our approach to treating patients and a professional track-record which is highly credible.

Joining us will give you the opportunity to lead a fantastic workforce delivering ground breaking work, occupy national and international platforms and be part of a board that places the patient in the centre of our practice.

Our board is committed to improving diversity across our organisation. Our aim is to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are currently under-represented at senior levels in our workforce – particularly people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

This post is permanent, based on seven programmed activities a week and will be appointed as per the consultant contract (2003) terms and conditions plus a pensionable management allowance of £12,000 per annum.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 19th March 2018.

For a confidential initial discussion please contact Dr Melanie West or Robert Wright, Senior Programme Leads at the NHS Leadership Academy on 0113 322 5672 and to request a briefing pack please email us at
To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement by clicking on the apply button.

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