Medical Director

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are a forward-looking Trust and want to recruit someone who not only has impeccable clinical credentials, but someone who is strongly aligned to our vision, values, and behaviours. Equally important is that we need a person who will champion mental health, learning disability and autism services – to reduce health inequalities and deliver better access, experience, and outcomes for the populations we serve.

We need a compassionate, inclusive, and inspirational Medical Director who will ensure that all our highly valued workforce feels a true sense of belonging. Our teams need to be aligned and integrated – working together with integrity and mutual respect to learn and get the best out of each other’s skills and capabilities.

We are a Trust that embraces transformation and innovation. The MD will need to play a key part in advocating new workforce roles, new digital ways of working and new care models where they improve patient outcomes and experience.

This role may suit someone who is already an established medical director keen to join a successful organisation, but equally the Trust would welcome applications from associate medical directors, deputy medical directors or clinical directors running large divisions looking to take the next step in their career. This post provides an excellent development opportunity.

The post is offered as a full-time role, with clinical practice undertaken up to one day per week.

Main duties of the job

Key member of the Trust Board and Executive team

Provide strong professional leadership to improve clinical outcomes, patient safety, medical standards, patient experience, and clinical productivity. Fundamental to this role is to lead the medical professions in ensuring that safe high quality, compassionate care is provided to our patients, ensuring Croydon Health Services is the organisation of choice for patients and commissioners.

Provide the executive lead for all professional and accountability issues for medical staff, Responsible Officer for relicensing and revalidation.

Be the Trust’s clinical lead for the development and implementation of clinical strategy across South West London and its underpinning medical workforce strategy. Lead on ensuring proactive engagement by CHS clinicians with our local GP’s, Public Health, and senior clinicians within other providers with whom we have clinical networks.

About LPFT

This is an exciting time to join us in aspiring for better patient outcomes. We have services across 4 divisions; Adult Inpatient & Urgent Care, Adult Community, Older Adults, Frailty and Specialist Services across 50 locations, employing over 2,700 staff with an average income of £120m.

We are proud that Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is a high performing and financially sound organisation. We are rated in the top three Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in England (Staff Survey); ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for well-led (CQC); and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the east midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey).

We are on a transformation journey through enhancing innovation, research, clinical effectiveness and development. We are keen on applicants who can lead in the delivery of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

The University of Lincoln opened its Medical School in collaboration with The University of Nottingham in 2019 with student experience going from strength to strength thanks to our Senior Consultant representation and quality placements within LPFT. As set out in our work programme we will be increasing our university partnership which will only strengthen our reputation as the best education and training provider in the East Midlands.

About Lincoln

Lincoln has been crowned the best UK city to raise a family, thanks to its outstanding schools, clean air quality, safety, and average property prices. People move to Lincolnshire, primarily, for the quality of life on offer: a real mix of bustling historic market towns, idyllic villages, miles of unspoilt coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and one of the greatest cathedral cities in Britain. Property prices are typically 60% of the average of those in the south east. All this plus a diverse and fast-growing economy, low unemployment, a healthy environment, low crime rates, health, and education facilities well above the national average and affordable housing

Role Requirements


Medical Degree

Significant Consultant experience, minimum of 5 years

GMC Registration/Licence to practice

Relevant qualification or competence in leadership and management

Evidence of postgraduate qualification or equivalent



Proven track record of practising as a consultant in mental health or learning disability and successfully leading a service as clinical director

Demonstration of delivering challenging performance goals and targets within a service

Evidence of building successful relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders

Recent experience and success in planning and delivery or organisational change

Informal discussions about the role are welcomed please contact our recruitment partner Matthew Simpson

Applications for the role must be made by submitting an up to date CV and covering letter to no later than 11:59pm Sunday 12th June 2022

Please click here for the candidate pack


Date Event
Midnight, 12th June 2022 Closing date
W/C 11th July 2022 Selection Events