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Practice Lead

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

37.5 hours per week. At the Specialist Outreach Recovery Team (SORT) we are a new service working with people who experience complex psychosis. We have ambitious plans to develop the team, this includes a much bigger emphasis on recovery within the community. We aim to enhance our team with a Practice lead who shares our vision of excellent recovery service delivery.

Community mental health services are changing the way services are delivered as part of the national community mental health transformation.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be instrumental in leading and developing new models of care. We are looking for a practitioner with the skills and experience to support the development and nurturing of our team, will work to transform the delivery of recovery principles within the community and integration with the MDT. You will have a range of clinical leadership and managerial responsibilities as a senior member of the team.

People open to the newly formed service will experience severe and enduring mental illness and historically struggle to engage with other services. We are looking for someone who can drive the team towards supporting people in the best way possible and overcome some of the challenges associated with this.

The successful candidate will support the team manager in providing clinical and managerial support, building an excellent team culture and helping to develop resilience, share knowledge and expertise within the team. As a senior member of the team, you will be part of the management structure, working collaboratively with the Team Manager, OT Lead, Psychology and Doctors.

You will work proactively to reduce gaps in service provision, ensuring that people are at the centre of service delivery andwill need to evidence creativity, be dynamic and proactive.

Informal enquires to:Liz Fox on 01752 435382 or via NHS mail.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Specialist Outreach Recovery Team, (SORT), is a multi disciplinary team who proactively provide a range of evidence based interventions, including therapies and recovery orientated support for those with a diagnosis of a complex psychosis with the community . The role of B7 Practice Lead has been developed as part of the evolving provision of the Community Mental Health Framework.

The Practice Lead role is designed to complement the Clinical Team Manager role and contributes to the Senior Leadership Teams decision making forums across the Specialist Outreach Recovery Team to enhance the quality of service provision in all domains. The role has a particular focus on team/staff development in relation to outcomes for patients.

The Practice Lead is responsible for:

Supporting the team to meet CQC standards, using the KLOE guidance to collate evidence and lead on the development and implementation of action plans to both maintain and improve standards of care.

Supporting SORT to achieve their performance targets. The Practice Lead will be able to analyse and interpret data to ensure early identification of any potential performance issues and develop action plans to address these.

Contributing to the senior leadership meetings promoting positive inter-disciplinary relationships and supporting the culture of psychological safety and positive continuous learning/development opportunities within the team

Ensuring that clinicians work within Livewell Southwest policies, and ensure that practice standards are high and the team adhere to professional registration requirements.

Providing clinical leadership and advice to staff ensuring the flow of service users through the system and promoting implementation of evidence based practice in line with NICE guidelines. This will involve both direct and indirect clinical work with staff and service users, including consultation, coaching, live supervision and caseload supervision. The post holder will manage a reduced complex clinical caseload.

The implementation of new initiatives across the service, leading the change management process, with consideration to the effective management and allocation of resources. This will include workforce planning, development of workforce competencies and training packages to support this as required.

Implementing the service audit plan: leading on audits and the development of action plans to ensure adherence to targets, to maintain effective safe practice and high quality care across the service.

Leading on investigations including complaints, SIRIS and HR investigations.

Representing the teams and organisation in multi agency forums and meetings as required.

Deputising for the Senior Clinical Lead & Operational Manager when required

There may be a requirement in the future to act as part of the out of hours on-call rota for mental health

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist (with a minimum of 3 years experience in secondary mental Health)
  • Post graduate diploma / degree level study related to health/social care or equivalent worked experience relevant to the role



  • At least 3 years-experience in a senior clinical role with experience of managing a team of staff
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Evidence of transferable clinical, risk management and managerial skills at a senior level
  • Extensive Clinical experience in mental health care, crisis management and positive risk taking
  • Knowledge of recovery principles
  • Knowledge and experience of trauma informed practice.


  • To have experience at senior level of both acute and inpatient and community teams
  • To have worked within an acute inpatient setting
  • Previous deputy team manager experience
  • Budget management experience

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