Clinical Director


Healthaction Liverpool is recruiting a Clinical Director to shape and lead Addaction’s Primary Care delivery – Healthaction.  Based in Liverpool and undertaking both Clinical leadership and GP duties (approximately 50:50 split), the role will support and capture the learning from our Primary Care services locally to shape, inform and lead the development of Healthaction nationally.

Taking a national lead role alongside Addaction’s Associate Medical Director team and reporting to the Healthaction Board, this role is a key part of Addaction’s National clinical infrastructure.

Healthaction took over four general practices in April 2017 and our ethos is simple: we want to provide excellent clinical care within an open and transparent culture. Leading Healthaction’s growth, you will have highly developed leadership and organisational skills and be able to support the delivery of Healthaction practices to provide safe, patient centric, compassionate care. You will also embody the guiding principles of Healthaction – Collaborative, Ethical, Inspiring, Resilient, Self-Challenging.

Working as part of our motivated and professional Healthaction team, you will bring your innovation and enthusiasm to our patients. The post holder will work alongside the Healthaction Contracts Manager to bring GP services that are designed around the needs of our patients and the local community.

Addaction (our parent company) has a strong history of growing and nurturing staff. We bring that culture into general practice, with genuine investment in our workforce. We pride ourselves on a supportive outlook – as a not-for-profit organisation we are a flexible and progressive employer, offering research and teaching opportunities and career planning. We welcome your input to influence our model and develop our service – giving you a chance to be part of something different.

Our services are built around the needs of our patients. So if you want to put patients at the heart of what you do and be part of a new way of working, then this is the right place for you.

About you

Confident and motivated, highly organised, personable, able to adapt to change and an effective team player, you’ll have excellent written and oral communication skills and the desire to enable patients to look after their health.

About us

We’re not the NHS, but we’re the first not-for-profit to take on a general practice contract. We promise to invest in our patients’ health – we don’t have stakeholders so every investment we make is in our patients and our staff.

At Healthaction, we believe in patients being heard and being seen. We’re heavily involved locally and we have a community approach to healthcare. Ours is a human response – we put people first and try to join up everything that’s going on in someone’s life.


For more information on this post, contact Dr Sally Morrison-Griffiths on 07976 413391.

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All frontline staff are supported by both clinical and organisational supervision in a two-way process. We listen to our staff and develop our services with their input. We support medics and nurses with appraisal and revalidation and allied health professionals with their own professional development requirements. We are committed to supporting staff with CPD and training.

There are regular team meetings in protected time supported by an interactive open learning culture.


These are just some of the rewards you’ll get as part of our team

  • Full Induction

  • Flexible working
    Some people work part-time, others work either annualised or compressed hours and some people work from home. We like to be flexible with the way you work too. If something isn’t working for you, we encourage open conversation and trust our staff to find a better way.

  • Your learning and development
    We’re proud of the multi award-winning learning and development (L&D) opportunities we offer. We’re dedicated to your development and so we provide a range of learning opportunities to support you in your role. We provide access to a wide range of face-to-face training days to develop the essential skills you need to work effectively with patients.
  • Performance related pay
    We like to reward you for your great work. We have a target-based performance-related pay scheme which is paid annually as part of your annual salary reviews in April.

  • Annual leave
    We offer 28 days leave plus statutory holidays each year (30 for managers), rising to 29 days (31 for managers) after five years’ service. The leave year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Part-time leave is calculated pro rata.

  • Pension
    You will be automatically enrolled into the pension scheme on joining.
  • Schemes and vouchers
    We offer access to a healthcare scheme, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

  • Death in service
    Hopefully a benefit you’ll never need. If a staff member dies while working for us, we provide a one-off lump sum payment to their nominated beneficiary that amounts to three times their annual salary. This is subject to Addaction’s terms and conditions.

Other great benefits

  • 24/7 Assistance Programme
    We run a 24/7 employee assistance programme, which is committed to supporting our people when the demands of everyday life puts pressure on work, home or relationships.