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Band 7 Team Manager (Deputy)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to manage a team, and be part of an exciting development that is taking place within our Dunstable community, within a new modern integrated health and social care hub? You will take a lead role within The Dunstable Community Mental Health Service (previously known as the CMHT). This brand new development will be a 'one stop' hub where people can access high-quality care and services close to where they live making it accessible, convenient and easier for local residents to use. It will bring a mix of health and care professionals in a single location to promote more joined-up working between the NHS, the council, voluntary and community sectors.

There are many other development opportunities that you will have access to. If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is available to existing Band 7's and Band 6's also who wish to progress in their career.

We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse or social worker professional. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic skill set and managerial skills.

Main duties of the job

As the Deputy Manager for the team you will be responsible for the day to day management and leadership of the team, working with the Operational Manager to ensure safe and effective implementation of service developments relevant to the team. You will be responsible for ensuring safe and effective management of all operations in the team, managing the core team responsibilities and trouble shooting operational problems.

As well as the day to day leadership of the team, you will also be responsible for supporting clinical staff to take complex decisions regarding the planning and development of programmes of care.

About us

As this new hub opens, we have decided to embrace this opportunity and to completely relocate the Dunstable CMHT into this new hub. The former site of Dunstable CMHT will be closed and all services will relocate to this Hub and go live on Thursday 1st June 2023. You will work closely with various other services such as GP Practices, the local authority adult social care, substance misuse and children's services to name but a few. You will be joining the team at the very beginning of this exciting development and be able to play a key role as the service develops. Please feel free to contact Paul Wrake the Service Manager, if you wish to come and see the site for yourself before applying. Please also see the following link: Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and Grove View Apartments | Central Bedfordshire Council

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your role will be to ensure the service provided by the team is well organised, evidence based, recovery focused, socially inclusive and person centered, with clear clinical outcomes.

You will be required to work closely with the Operational Manager to develop the team in line with commissioner requirements and Trust objectives, consulting all key stakeholders, and positively reinforcing the expectations of the organisation through collaborative and dynamic management and leadership that is both supportive and encouraging in nature to enable the team to adapt to key changes smoothly. You will have a lead role in the development of core team policies and local operating procedures.

Please see the Job Description.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Professional in either Nursing, Social Work, with current registration with NMC or SWE.
  • Evidence of post registration continue professional development, qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience



  • Previous experience of working within the community setting and of the care coordinator role and case load management
  • Previous experience of managing others and functioning as a team member ? Previous experience of Management and Clinical Supervision of others, including annual appraisal
  • Previous experience of organisational change
  • Previous experience of service development, quality improvement and of bringing innovation and new ideas to practice
  • Previous experience of working within the NHS and with senior allied professionals, internal and external stake holders
  • Previous experience delivering therapeutic interventions such as PSI/ CBT etc.
  • The ability to assertively engage resistant service users with complex clinical needs & associated risks

Knowledge and Skills


  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent organisational skills - able to prioritise own work and manage own time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to meet tight timelines
  • Excellent skills of conflict resolution, negotiation and facilitation
  • Acts upon service user and carer feedback and information to improve the way things are done taking personal responsibility for resolving
  • Ability to build relationships and negotiate satisfactory outcomes with internal and external Stakeholders.
  • Anticipates and takes action in order to create and seize opportunities to avoid crises taking an overview of complex situations to generate new perspectives 'thinks outside the box' identifies and implements quick wins where possible
  • implements quick wins where possible ? Ability to review and analyse complex data and recommend a course of action and objectives and motivate staff to achieve them.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Grove View Integrated Health & Social Care Hub

Court Drive



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