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Team Leader - Adult Community Mental Health

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata + HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
We are seeking to recruit a talented Team Leader to join the Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) leadership team in South West Hertfordshire.

Come and work in an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver community treatment in mental health!

Our team is based in Borehamwood and provides services to the locality of Hertsmere.

Here's what our staff say about working in the team:

It's a privilege to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives. I get to see about three people each day, on site, and I love my job. (LP, Counselling Psychologist, South West ACMHS)

This was my first job in NHS and I didn't know what to expect, but there is so much training provided, I was and am able to shadow different professionals in initial assessments - it is such a great opportunity to learn and participate in MDT.AV, Health Care Assistant

Watch Maleah's video here:

Please contact William Bailhache on 07812 653 091 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • be an experienced Mental Health clinician (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist)
  • have excellent assessment and risk management skills
  • embrace and drive change and innovation
  • be a skilled and intuitive communicator with experience of providing leadership
  • work directly with the Service Manager
  • receive support, development and direction from your leadership colleagues

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move into their first management role or for an experienced manager who wishes to take a change in direction and who can take the service forward with enthusiasm and a passion for continuous quality improvement.

In summary we are keen to recruit a confident, committed and motivated person who is creative and enthusiastic about their work and who is a supportive leader who enjoys working in a busy environment.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

To work in collaboration with the Community Mental Health Services Manager, to ensure the highest standards of practice and service delivery.

To work as part of the Mental Health Directorate to deliver the services required under the National Service Framework for Mental Health

To provide day to day management, leadership and supervision to a multi- disciplinary community mental health service team.

The Team Leader will manage nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and other staff, ensuring that the needs of service users are met through the effective deployment of these staff. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/ or a caseload dependant on sector need.

The Team Leader will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

The Team Leader may on occasion deputise for the Community Mental Health Services Manager in his or her absence, as agreed with the Service Line Leader.

The Team Leader will ensure, in collaboration with other professional colleagues that professional practice meets standards as set by HPFT and/or professional statutes and bodies.

Person Specification



  • RMN/DipSW/CQSW/OT qualification
  • Evidence of current registration with NMC, GSCC or HPC


  • Cert or Dip. in management

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities


  • Clear understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, theory and policies relating to mental health such as Community Care Legislation, Mental Health Act, the Personalisation agenda, Social Inclusion etc
  • The ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide ongoing operational, clinical and professional supervision
  • The ability to assess complex needs and work effectively with service users, their carers and social networks
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and non-statutory partners
  • The ability to prioritise work and deliver to agreed time scales and standards
  • Excellent team working skills, with the ability to negotiate compromise and resolve conflict
  • Able to write structured, detailed and clear reports and record client information in accordance with statutory requirements and trust's guidelines
  • Have a clear understanding of the key strategic issues for mental health services
  • Commitment to working within equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice



  • Extensive post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision


  • Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor
  • Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment
  • Involvement in the development of a new service or of change management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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