Join The Children's Trust as a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability & Neurorehabilitation and work as part of a multidisciplinary team for the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Seeking a natural and enthusiastic leader who can further support and enhance a high performing team.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading healthcare provider for children with brain injury and neurodisability. They deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through their national specialist centre and The Children’s Trust School based in Tadworth, Surrey. They also offer support more widely through their Brain Injury Community Service for children and young people across the UK and via their online Brain Injury Hub.
Established 35 years ago, they have a team of 560 staff and 1,100 volunteers who are dedicated to providing children with brain injury and neurodisability the opportunity to live the best life possible. They have a commitment to continuous quality improvement and exemplary standards of care, as evidenced by their ‘Outstanding’ ratings from both the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted (Care).
The Children’s Trust has a strong international reputation and is the only paediatric centre with a national specialised commissioning contract to provide brain injury rehabilitation for children with severe brain injury. Their other services are funded through local health commissioners, social care and education authorities, together with millions raised through voluntary fundraising.
Building on their success, continued growth and ambitious plans to extend their reach, they are now looking for Consultants to join their multidisciplinary medical team to support, treat and provide clinical care for children and young people with acquired brain injury and complex neurodisability. This is an exciting opportunity and time to join The Children’s Trust and be able to make a significant contribution and impact in an organisation that lives its values everyday through its committed, expert and caring staff.
We are looking for Consultants with experience in Paediatric neurodisability including physical disability who will support the ambitions and aims of the Children’s Trust and share their values of being can-do, collaborative, caring and supportive, fun, professional and child and family focused.
For further information about joining the team at The Children’s Trust, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact:
Professor Gareth Morgan, Medical Director, The Children’s Trust | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Earnshaw, Recruitment Consultant at Peridot Partners | email@example.com | 07494 595178
Thank you for your interest in becoming our new Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability & Neurorehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We are unique, with an international reputation for the work we undertake to improve the lives of the children and families with whom we work. We provide information and support to thousands of children with brain injury and their families annually, through education, care, therapy and research. We provide expertise and experience in meeting the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injury, neuro-disabilities and complex health needs.
As a Consultant, you will report to the Medical Director. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, focusing on neurodisability and neurorehabilitation. Your role will support The Children’s Trust to be a leading centre for the care of children and young people with brain injuries and complex neurodisability.
You will be a natural and enthusiastic leader, with the ability to further support and enhance a high performing team.
This is an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.
Professor Gareth Morgan
The charity provides rehabilitation, medical care, special education, community services and expert information.
Their key services are:
• Rehabilitation for children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI);
• A residential non-maintained special school for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD);
• Support for children with ABI and their families in the communities across the UK, through our Brain Injury Community Services;
• Online information and support via our publications and braininjuryhub.co.uk.
Our residential services based at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey, work in partnership with the NHS and local authorities to provide a step-down pathway of care between hospital and home. The centre is entirely child and family focused to ensure that their needs are appropriately supported.
In the community, they provide clinical support to complement local services and give children and young people with ABI the best chance of succeeding at home and in school.
They are the only paediatric centre with a national specialised commissioning contract (through NHS England) to provide brain injury rehabilitation for children with severe brain injury. Their other services are funded through local health commissioners (such as clinical commissioning groups), social care and education authorities, together with the millions raised through voluntary fundraising.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the 25-acre Tadworth site features a state of the art hydrotherapy pool, accommodation for parents, specially adapted equipment, soft play areas and a wheelchair-accessible tree house.
They run a non-maintained residential special school for children with PMLD. The Children’s Trust School supports children and young people from 2-19 years old and is dual-registered with the Care Quality Commission (the school residential houses) and Ofsted Education.
The Children’s Trust is a charitable organisation with approximately 560 committed staff and 1,100 volunteers with a range of expertise across nursing and care, education, therapy, operations and centralised support functions such as finance, HR, fundraising and communications. A number of these staff are based off site around the UK as part of their community work or in their charity shops.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Michael Earnshaw | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07494 595178
Liz Holderness | email@example.com | 07872 031079
To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be a maximum of two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification. It would also be helpful to provide an explanation of your interest and motivation in applying for this position within your supporting statement.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “Consultants, The Children’s Trust” into the subject field.
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the job, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.
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