Police Custody Clinical Team Manager

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Police Custody Healthcare

Are you looking for a new challenge working in an alternative healthcare setting? We deliver transformational models of forensic, physical and mental healthcare into police custody suites. We are looking for a Clinical Team Manager to support our busy clinical teams across the region. The posts are Mon- Fri but supporting a 24-hour fast paced service requiring flexibility and an ability to respond in a timely manner.

We believe we can make a real difference to those with vulnerabilities and healthcare needs whilst being able to support the police. Operating with independence and autonomy, leading a team who care for the most vulnerable people in society who are taken into custody suites.

Main duties of the job

You will have the skills and knowledge to;
  • Manage a rota to ensure shifts are covered 24 hours/ 365 days, work clinically to meet service demands
  • Deal with complaints, incidents,
  • Manage staff issues such as absence management, grievance, disciplinary
  • Implement associated policies and procedures to ensure governance
  • Contribute to service improvement initiatives
As you'll be working collaboratively with other organisations (Commissioners, Police, Liaison and Diversion, drug services etc) as well as colleagues across the region, highly effective communication and documentation skills are a must.
You will have experience of working with vulnerable groups and / or in a health and Justice setting A strong sense of leadership and leading by example to uphold the Trust values and behaviours is a must

We actively encourage ongoing professional development within the service remit. This role requires full police vetting, and it is essential that you can travel independently

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated \Good, with our Adult Services rated \Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
  • Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for delivery, leadership and management of a clinical team within a specialist service area. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate team performance and delivery, ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to organisational, professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. They will be responsible for developing new and innovative service developments within their sphere of practice responding to emerging knowledge and techniques.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Maintain clinical credibility demonstrated through undertaking clinical practice at a frequency agreed with senior management team/head of service in the relevant field.

1.2. Practices as an autonomous clinician to support service delivery, responding to social, scientific, clinical and ethical issues in line with the values and agreed model within the service

1.3. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies

2. Management

2.1. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of the clinical pathways appropriate to field of work

2.2. Manage the allocated budget for the team and support senior managers/head of service to manage the overall service budget where appropriate

2.3. Responsible for the performance and management of a clinical team within a specific service area and within line management structure specific to service area

2.4. Delegate, organise and prioritise resources autonomously to ensure the safe delivery of the service and making judgements in complex situations e.g. unexpected service demands

2.5. Ensures that all team and individual objectives are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.6. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

2.7. Makes complex judgements by analysing and interpreting a wide variety of information and data sources to compare options and to take action as appropriate.

2.8. Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources e.g. staff, supplies to maintain the team establishment and comply with the service delivery model

2.9. Deliver information to the team and other services, teams or agencies using a variety of means

2.10. Promotes and represents service at a strategic and clinical level

2.11. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role

Person Specification



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • If required, qualification specific to specialist field
  • Post graduate learning to Masters level or equivalent
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration
  • Must be willing to participate in any relevant training identified to develop skills required to carry out duties
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards


  • Specific CPD modules relevant to specialist field
  • Leadership and/or management qualification
  • Teaching, training or mentorship qualification or experience to an equivalent level



  • Experience in relevant clinical field
  • Experience in the management and supervision of staff
  • Experience of managing resources
  • Experience of analysing data, writing reports and presenting to various groups
  • Experience of leadership and team building in practice


  • Working in community or primary care based teams
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of practical application of improvement and innovation techniques

Skills and Attributes


  • Highly complex analytical and creative problem solving skills in unpredictable situations
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks and team leadership
  • Competent IT skills in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile presentations in a range of contexts
  • Change management skills
  • Advanced verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers, staff and wider audiences
  • Risk assessment and conflict management skills
  • Reflective practice skills able to give clear and effective feedback and support others to develop
  • Develop and lead clinical audit within clinical area
  • Lead / contribute to research activities relevant to clinical area

Attitude and Behaviour


  • Able to demonstrate clear and inspiring clinical leadership internally and externally behaving as a role model at all times
  • Displays care, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to other peoples feelings and needs
  • Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers
  • Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload managing unpredictable service demands
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change; able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner; willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches
  • Highly motivated and reliable
  • Has a strong degree of personal integrity; able to adhere to standards of conduct based on a culture of equality and fairness
  • Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust


  • Evidence of clinical leadership
  • Experience of change management theory and skills

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Wetherby Health Centre

42 Hallfield Lane


LS22 6JT

Employer's website

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/join-our-team1/ (Opens in a new tab)

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