Head of Clinical Practice – Children & Families Service

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GBP £69,813 to £72,705 69813




Children, Adults & Community Health


Children & Families Service

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


PO15 + potential honorarium of £7,200 PA

We are seeking to recruit a Head of Clinical Practice to support our on-going commitment to delivering excellent clinical support and intervention to children, young people and their families; to ensure that social work, youth work and early support practitioners benefit from clinical advice and support and to contribute to organisational development, ensuring that this is informed by Systemic principles and clinical expertise.  You will also represent the service within the City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance and have the opportunity to act as a Clinical Lead within the Integrated Commissioning system, which attracts an honorarium payment.

We are looking for an outstanding leader, able to prove their commitment to working flexibly and responsively to provide clinical services that are delivered by highly competent, committed and well-supported practitioners.  You will need to have a strong practice and theory base and be able to use your professional knowledge and expertise to promote highly effective clinical interventions and support and advise practitioners. 

You will be required to demonstrate your ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve and to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues both internally and externally.  You will also need to have a clear understanding of the political and social context within which services operate and be able to evidence your commitment to our strongly held values of respect for the children and families that use our services and to ongoing organisational learning and development. 

Hackney is a highly diverse borough and we are deeply committed to addressing racism, discrimination and social injustice within the work that we do and within our workforce.  You will be expected to embody this commitment and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of effective approaches to addressing the impact of discrimination and disadvantage at both a practice and organisational level.

Our expectations are high but what we offer in return is the opportunity to gain experience across a range of areas in a committed and innovative practice-focused learning environment.


Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

For more information and an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Wright, Director – Children and Families via email: sarah.wright@hackney.gov.uk

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 13 July 2020
Interviews: W/c 20 July 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.