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Network Manager: Thames Valley CAMHS & Eating Disorder Provider Collaboratives

Band 8b

Main area
Band 8b
Part Time 18.75 Hours Per Week
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Raglan House
£52,306 to £60,983 pro rata
24/11/2019 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting to the exciting role of Network Manager for the Thames Valley CAMHS Tier 4 and HOPE Eating Disorders Networks Provider Collaboratives both of which are due to go live in 2020 and currently running as New Care Model sites.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as the lead provider of both the CAMHS tier 4 and Adult Eating Disorder Provider collaboratives which brings together inpatient and community providers to improve clinical care across the region and to ensure that patients receive inpatient treatment as close to their home as possible. This is a forward-thinking network of partners across a large geographical area composed of Oxford Health NHSFT, Berkshire Healthcare NHSFT, 2Gether NHSFT , The Priory Group , The Huntercombe Group and Southern Health NHSFT which actively works to innovate to improve patient outcomes.

The Network Manager will:

  • Lead service development activity in line with the aims of the Thames Valley network
  • Operationally manage the single point of access to inpatient services across the region and associated staff
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with our partners including NHSE
  • Facilitate the network’s oversight and management of clinical care and budget by preparing quality, activity and financial reports for the governing bodies

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and a visible leadership approach.

The post holder will be a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for providing high level operational and strategic business planning and leadership to ensure that the Provider Collaborative achieves the best outcomes for patients.

This post is based at our main site of the Raglan House in Oxford

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Duncan Ford Network Programme Lead at   or Donan Kelly (Service Director Oxfordshire and BSW Directorate) through Oliver Smith