Head of Mental Health services (CL/08/07) Chelmsford, England

Salary: GBP45871 - GBP51668 per annum

Are you an experienced Senior Mental Health Clinician with a proven management background and ready for a new challenge?


If you are you looking to take the next step in your career or expand your experience and skill set we could have the perfect opportunity for you!

CRG Medical Services are looking for a Head of Mental Health Services to join our teams of highly skilled healthcare professionals in HMP Chelmsford. As part of the senior management team and reporting to the Partnership Integration Manager, you will have sole responsibility for the continued development and leadership of the Mental Health services at HMP Chelmsford, ensuring we are providing a high standard of clinical care to our patients and supporting /advising prison officers and other professionals with regards to mental health.


Requirements of the role include but are not limited to:


You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining close liaison with staff at all levels, ensuring excellent customer relationships and involvement of other key stakeholders.

As the Head of service, you will lead on the overall development of the service, all inspections and quality audits from CQC, HMIP and the NHS for mental health and will also be responsible for the audit schedule and action planning reviews. In conjunction with the, Operations and Clinical Governance Director, you will ensure that local processes comply with national clinical governance standards.


To apply for this role you will need:



  • Experience as a Registered Senior Clinician with at least 3 years post registration experience and currently employed as a minimum Band 6 or equivalent
  • Evidence and maintenance of CPD
  • An understanding of Mental Health and Criminal Justice
  • Risk screening, identification and management
  • Partnership working
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Excellent communication skills


Benefits of working with CRG Medical Services:


  • Salary £45,871 to £51,668 dependent on proven track record
  • On-going professional development
  • Pension Contributions
  • Lucrative referral scheme when you recommend a friend to us


Who are CRG Medical Services?


CRG Medical Services is a leading provider of forensic medical services across the criminal justice & secure health sector including UK Police Forces and UK Border Force (UKBF), with contracts across Lancashire, Dyfed Powys, Dorset, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regions. Our highly skilled Doctors and Health Care Professionals deliver care in secure health environments including, prisons custody suites and sexual assault referral centres.

If you believe you fit the above criteria for this exciting role, you can click ‘apply’ or email for more information and a full job description evenicklin@crgmedical.uk.com

CRG is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.