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Mental Health Clinical Lead | Category B Local Prison

Mental Health Clinical Lead | Category B Local Prison
Private Healthcare Organisation in collaboration with HM Prison Service
Full Time Opportunity | Monday – Friday
Salary of up to £54, 600 (DOE)
Winchester, Hampshire

Are you an experienced leader in the field of Mental Health seeking the next stage in your career?

Are you a qualified RMN/RNLD Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker by profession?

If so, we invite you to embark on an exciting journey with one of the leading Private Healthcare providers
in the UK.

Pop me a call now on 02394214486


At Compass Associates, we're thrilled to partner with England’s largest independent provider of healthcare services, who support on the delivery of over 70 different services encompassing NHS 111, Integrated Urgent Care, Hospitals, Prisons, and the running of Immigration Removal Healthcare systems. Together we are currently headhunting for an experienced Mental Health leader with a background in RMN/RNLD Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work to join them as a Clinical Lead of a Category B local prison in Winchester, Hampshire.

As the Mental Health Clinical Lead, you will be integral to the Senior Management team within the Prisons healthcare system. Your responsibilities will include providing clinical leadership and managing a diverse team of healthcare professionals, including Nurses, Psychologists, and Social Workers. Given your leadership role, you may also need to deputise for the Deputy/Head of Healthcare when necessary.

In addition to managing operational standards, this position will require you to focus on maintaining quality, including conducting audits and overseeing governance processes. You will also be responsible for developing and reviewing both clinical and non-clinical operating protocols for the prisons healthcare system when it comes to Mental Health.

Professional Requirements:

  • Hold a registration as an RMN/RNLD, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Minimum of 4 years’ management experience in a Mental Health setting
  • Experience in Prison or Inpatient Mental Health setting.
  • Clear DBS

Salary and Corporate Benefits:

  • Up to £54,600 (DOE)
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service up to 28 days + 8 bank holidays.
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Wellbeing and Lifestyle Benefits, including discounts on shopping, cinema, and restaurants.
  • Realistic development opportunities
  • 24/7 employee assistance helpline and finical assistance in times of need


Strategically positioned in Winchester, this Category B prison boasts excellent connectivity via the M3, facilitating easy access to Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, and Reading. Additionally, it enjoys exceptional local transport links, with the prison situated just a short distance from the town centres Train Station, providing seamless connectivity to surrounding areas and further afield such as London.

Contact Details:

To take the next step in your career and join a team dedicated to excellence, contact Luke Shaw at 02394214486 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

Compass Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Specialist Care

Luke Shaw (MREC CertRP)

Senior Consultant – Mental Health, Complex Care and LD

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