Veterans Outreach Support – Clinical Manager


Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer, VOS (Line Manager)

Clinically responsible to: Clinical Lead, VOS 

Job Purpose: Management, development and delivery of a clinical service for military veterans with mental health needs, including providing assessments and psychotherapy, managing referrals, overseeing appropriately governanced care pathways, managing and supervising staff and liaising and promoting the charity with external partner organisations. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Hours: Full time, 5 days per week, 7.5 hours per day.

Location: The post holder will be expected to work predominantly in the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth.  Psychotherapy also takes place in Gosport, Ryde and Newport and the post holder may be involved in some of the external clinics.

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) is a charitable organisation that offers welfare and well-being support and mental health treatment to Armed Forces veterans (both regular and reservist), including former members of the merchant marine, and their spouses/partners.  VOS runs monthly Drop-Ins at the Royal Maritime Club (RMC) Portsmouth on the 1st Wednesday of every month and at the Riverside Centre, Newport Isle of Wight on the 3rd Wednesday, attended by a mix of charities and other organisations offering comprehensive welfare and well-being assistance (employment, legal, financial advice etc and support groups), alongside an in-house mental health team. VOS also runs a programme of weekly coffee and activity groups in various locations. The clinical team works throughout the month between Drop-Ins, providing psychological assessment, psychiatric appointments and psychotherapy 

The post holder will develop, manage and deliver the clinical service to VOS service users, in a leading role within the in-house team. This will involve a full range of clinical services including conducting psychological assessments, producing formulations and providing psychotherapy as well as offering advice and consultation on service users’ psychological care to the rest of the VOS team. The post holder will contribute to the clinical supervision of other staff and will take a lead in recruiting a wider clinical team of therapists.

Download the full job description and person specification here.

Applications and Enquiries:

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your CV, including two references (1 x employment, 1 x personal), together with a (2 pages max) covering letter, demonstrating your suitability for the role detailed in the full job description to:

Dr Rob Jackson, Clinical Lead, Veterans Outreach Support, Royal Maritime Club, 75-80 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS or by email (preferred) c/o Dr Rob Jackson to:

Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 12 January 2020.

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