What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary community-based service that serves a child population of approximately 300,000 across the County. The teams comprise of child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, family therapists, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, art/play therapists, social workers and Primary Mental Health Workers.

Berkshire Healthcare has been awarded an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with both its Community and In-patient CAMHS services achieving this rating. The Trust was recognized as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organization in its latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

We value our employees and put people first. We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, with a strong commitment to creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

As a Global Digital Exemplar, Berkshire Healthcare will provide you with an excellent working environment through our ambitious plans to improve ways of working using new technology. You will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and will be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to help you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

About you:

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to deal with sensitive and challenging situations. You will need to be experienced in taking minutes at meetings, diary management and confident in using the full Microsoft Office suite including outlook, Word and Excel.

You will also be required to work on your own initiative and demonstrate a willingness to help others as a key member of the team. Therefore the ability to build effective relationships, with a flexible approach to work is essential. You will be expected to be able to prioritise work and meet deadlines in order to fulfil the requirements of the post. This will include day-to-day organisation of systems to ensure the smooth running of the administration team.

In return you will benefit from a culture that is firmly centered on staff support and development, enabling genuine job satisfaction. Much of our work is innovative and you will enjoy full involvement while being encouraged to contribute your own thoughts and initiatives.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

    • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays
    • Excellent learning and development opportunities
    • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
    • Lease car scheme
    • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
    • Advanced IT enablement and support
    • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
    • Child care vouchers
    • And so much more


If you would like to discuss this role further, or arrange an informal visit, please contact

Marilyn Hawthorne CAMHS Senior Leadership Team 07824 838 156


Interviews to be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 10 February 2021


The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.