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Team Lead – Special Schools

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£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
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work as a Team Lead across our three special Schools in Derbyshire. These Include Ivy House, Alfreton Park and St Giles Spencer Academy.

You will carry the operational and clinical responsibility working alongside the school head for the assessment of health needs and co-ordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of packages of care for the children who attend the school.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to operate as an integrated member of the multidisciplinary team, whilst maintaining a person centred focus.

The post holder will work, in partnership with the Health and Education team to ensure the highest level of clinical practice in assessment, case management, care coordination and treatment.

The post holder will be required to ensure that the best evidence-based care is given to children, young people and their families, within the resources available to the service.

The post holder will provide operational and clinical management into to the team, supporting evidence based practice to the highest possible standard, mindful of national and local policies, guidance and legal frameworks.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be operationally and clinically accountable for the direct delivery of the clinical care of the Special schools team. Including Ivy House, St Giles and Alfreton Park.

To act as a role model to provide high standards of professionalism representing Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the exercise of their duties.

Nurture a culture of respect for others and an environment that values and is respectful of ethnicity, gender, culture, experience and individuality for all staff and people in our care including carers, creating a positive working environment.

To provide operational leadership, direction and development to ensure that the skills and capabilities of the team are effectively utilised to maximise the potential of individuals.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues \treated patients with compassion and kindness and \felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

To operationally manage a specialist health service for Children in the special schools Ivy House, Alfreton Park & St Giles.

The post holder will manage all aspects of the daily functioning of the team.

To provide high quality operational and clinical management to a multidisciplinary team of professionals working with this complex group. To provide support, guidance and supervision to the team taking a lead role in the most complex cases.

To take operational responsibility of the team and ensure staffing across the service working closely with other managers and clinical leads.

To monitor service provision and evolution in a changing social and economic environment.

To support the team to provide an effective service in both planned and urgent work.

The post holder will ensure the operational standards across the pathway, pertaining to the safe access, support and discharge of all children and young people within their team.

This will include the following: recruitment and selection of staff, induction, training, supervision and appraisals, sickness and other absence, contribute to disciplinary and grievance processes, personal and career development, the teams workload, managing and overseeing waiting lists, allocation and individual caseload management.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Special School Experience
  • Experience of Leadership


  • Community Experience
  • Leadership Qualification



  • Practice Learning

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