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Clinical Programme Lead/Service Lead

Post Title: Service lead
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Management of: Family Practitioners
Location:       Belfast, with regular travel across NI
Salary:           £40,000 to £ 43,894
Car Allowance: Mileage expenses at Brain Injury Matters rates
Pension:       5% employer contribution
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days annual leave, not including statutory days and 3 fixed closure days
Contract & Working Hours: 35 hours to include some evening and weekend work.  Fixed term
contract 3 years, with potential of a further 2 years funding.

Overall Job Purpose:

The Project Co-ordinator will lead on the development and implementation of the Family First Project. This project is a partnership programme between the Department of Psychological Services, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Brain Injury Matters NI and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund NI. It aims to provide tailored psychosocial interventions to empower families across NI to meet the challenges of supporting children who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury.

Main Duties
The Project Coordinator’s main duties will be:

1 Stakeholder Communications

( i) Promotion of project to referral agents and stakeholders

(ii) Coordination and management of Steering Group meetings

        (iii) Assist in project promotion

        ( iv)  Project monitoring and reporting to Funder

2 Project design and input into project materials development

( i) Adopting a secondary prevention model, contribute to the development of innovative approaches to interventions designed to empower families, maintain the family unit and maximise family coping and recovery over time.
(ii) Participation in the development of the Parenting Skills and Family Problem Solving Programme to be delivered to multi-family groups and/ or to a single family unit.

(iii) Ongoing development of training materials and information leaflets for families and children for use within the Parenting Skills and Family Problem Solving Programmes.
(iv) Manage development of programme resources including programme manual and online resources.

  3 Management of Family referrals

( i) Recruitment, Co-ordination and Assessment of families .

(ii) The recording of the results of the assessments and the advice given.

(iii) The implementation of the necessary action to initiate and facilitate further
measures of educational or social or clinical support for the children assessed.

(iv) The provision of advice to teachers, parents and relevant others on the educational
and social needs of the children concerned.

4 Ensure the delivery of all elements of the Family First Project
( i) Provide leadership in the delivery of the range of intervention designed to address the emotional needs of families and support the education and rehabilitation needs of the child.
( ii) Coordination and participation in the delivery of the Parenting Skills and Family Problem solving programmes to be delivered to multi family groups and /or to a family as a unit.
(iii) Adopt a goal focussed approach to planning interventions and reviewing progress.
( iv) Provide ongoing support, advice and tailored intervention to families as follow-up to participation in the parenting Skills and Family problem solving programmes.
(  v) Ensure collaborative working and effective communication with other agencies involved in working with the child and family.
( vi) Ensure standards and systems are in place to monitor the delivery of service.

5 Advising and co-operating with other agencies with respect to individual children

6 Staff performance management and support of the Project team

7 Support in monitoring, research and evaluation of project



1 Professional qualification in Education Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Occupational
Therapy, Social work, or Physiotherapy and Registration with the appropriate body OR

Post Graduate qualification in relevant health and social care discipline together with 2 years management experience working at a senior level within a health and social care environment.

2 A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with children and families OR

2 years’ experience working with families with Acquired Brain Injury

3 Evidence of successful project management skills.

4         Experience of training/teaching.

5 Excellent communication skills- written, personal and interpersonal.

6 Ability to work autonomously.

7 Hold a current full driving license valid in the UK and have access to a car.


1     Experience of working with people who have Acquired brain injury.

2     A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children with chronic illness or disability      
    and their families.

3         Experience of Group Work.


1 The job description is not definitive and may be amended to meet changing needs of the
project and Brain Injury Matters NI.

2 If appointed you will be required to produce evidence of qualifications and evidence that
you are legally entitled to live and work in the UK.

About Brain Injury Matters

At Brain Injury Matters NI we help children and adults rebuild their lives after an acquired brain injury (ABI) and enhance their quality of life through a wide range of services. We are a local charity and all our work is within Northern Ireland.

All of our services aim to promote independence, foster personal development and support people to adapt to life after illness or accident. Our services are delivered by a combination of professional clinicians and staff with specialist knowledge of ABI rehabilitation.

We operate a social business Rebound Physio providing physiotherapy services and solutions to the wider population.

Our Vision:
Is a society where those with brain injury can live a full and meaningful life.

Our Mission:
Is to support people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential in family and community life.

Our Values:
Our Values are based on a belief in

Rights & Responsibilities Where everyone is actively involved in creating solutions, encouraged & supported to take responsibility.

Innovation Where we will not be satisfied with the status quo and continually strive to deliver the best evidence based services.

Respect for All Where we treat all with dignity and value all contributions.

For more information on our work visit: and

About the Family First Project

The Family First project is a partnership programme between the Department of Psychological Services, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Brain Injury Matters NI. It is funded by Big Lottery NI. Family First aims to provide tailored support to empower families across NI to meet the challenges of supporting children who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury. The project will support the emotional needs of families and give them strategies and supports to help them work towards achieving their educational and rehabilitation goals.



Selection Process
The closing date for all applications is the 3rd October at 12.00pm and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their details arrive on time.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable assistance will be facilitated upon request.

Application Process
Applicants must clearly and fully demonstrate on their application form how they meet the eligibility criteria.  Applicants will be assessed and shortlisted on the basis of the information provided in their application forms. We may decide to interview only those applicants who appear, from the information they have provided on their application, to be most suitable in terms of relevant experience and ability.
It is essential therefore, that applicants fully describe within their application how they meet each of the selection criteria giving specific examples as appropriate. It is not appropriate simply to list the various posts which you have held. We will not make assumptions from the title of an applicant’s post or the nature of the organisation as to the skills and experience gained.

Applicants are required to provide details of two employer referees and one must be from the most recent employer. Referees will not be contacted until after the interview process. You should not seek as a referee anyone who is related to you.

Initial shortlisting will be applied against the essential criteria. This will involve assessing which candidates have best demonstrated how they meet each of the essential criteria. If a large number of applications are received, the desirable criteria may also be used at the discretion of Brain Injury Matters. Brain Injury Matters also reserves the right to enhance the essential criteria for short listing purposes.
Those applicants who appear, on the basis of the information provided in their application forms, to best meet the criteria will be invited to interview. Due to limited resources in the charity please note that if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of receipt of applications deadline, you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

Part time may be considered.

We reserve the right for a similar position in the organisation from this pool of applicants within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in the work of Brain Injury Matters NI and we look forward to receiving your application.


For more information contact Fiona Hendren by email at

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