An NHS manager who was jailed for lying on his CV has started another job at a care trust.

Lee Joseph Whitehead, who falsely told Stoke on Trent primary care trust he had a masters degree in clinical psychology and a doctorate in psychology, has begun work at Bexley Care trust.

This year Mr Whitehead was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison. He had been appointed director of planning and service modernisation in Stoke.

He served three weeks and on 1 July began a six month fixed-term contract as a service development manager in Bexley. The job description for the post at Bexley listed a postgraduate qualification as desirable but not essential.

The care trust said in a statement: “Mr Whitehead fully acknowledges that he made a mistake and error of judgement and declared this in his application. [He] is an experienced NHS senior manager with nearly 20 years’ service.”