Head of Service

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£42,000 to £46,000 plus £1500 welcome bonus
22 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
Nursing Field
Community Care
Job Type

Job Reference: 847-A-18-1649

Employer: Spectrum Community Health

Department: Wakefield Integrated Health Service

Location: Wakefield

Salary: £42,000 to £46,000 plus £1500 welcome bonus


Spectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider with a range of services including Prison Healthcare, Sexual Health and Drug and Alcohol/Recovery based in the North East and West of England, and around Yorkshire.

Over the last twelve months we have doubled in size and been successful at achieving various national awards for the quality of our services. This success of Spectrum is due to our policy of innovation and continuous improvement, and to our committed and talented teams. As a Social Enterprise our profits are reinvested into our staff and services, and we benefit from being independent, large enough to provide a level of security, yet small enough to be able to make things happen.

Head of Service - Wakefield Integrated Sexual Health Service

We are looking for a highly motivated inspirational leader to manage the integrated sexual health services for the Wakefield district. As Head of Service you will work with Executive Directors and Managers from service partners to ensure the delivery of a high quality service. You will demonstrate an efficient use of resources, and visibility and accessibility to patients and staff.

You will be Spectrum’s CQC Registered Manager for your service and be responsbile for delivering quality clinical practice within an agreed integrated service specification, organisational principles and allocated resources. This will include the operational management of clinical and administrative staff within these areas. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Cluster Head of Service on strategic issues.

You will be responsible for the delivery of organisational specific and collective key performance indicators, and for the delivery of agreed programmes of development and improvement, thus ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved (local, regional and national). You will also lead, support and effectively implement change management initiatives to improve service provision through collaboration and joint working with key stakeholders.

Understanding the importance of maintaining specialist competencies in sexual health and keeping up to date as a clinical manager will be crucial. This post is designed to carefully apportion working time between clinical practice and specific management and leadership responsibilities.

You must be qualified as a Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP), or be willing to undertake the necessary study to achieve the qualification.

In addition to a salary of up to £46,000 and an extensive benefits package, a £1500 welcome bonus is available (subject to terms and conditions).



Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants