Duty - Team Leader

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum plus high cost area supplement
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRY1EFYPKt0

Please contact Nicola Ballingall-Hardy on 07814 353501 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
  • provide leadership cover daily, reviewing all communications to the team duty email and overseeing the delegation of work undertaken by the teams duty workers
  • be a skilled and intuitive communicator with experience of providing leadership
  • work directly with the Service Manager who will provide support, development and direction
  • know the importance of providing high quality supervision and of working together with staff and the wider management team in providing supportive, effective and coordinated leadership to the team in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users and carers.

In return, we can offer you:
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and a maximum payment pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question

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 the Care 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

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.

For a more indepth Person and Job Description please read attached documents before applying

Person Specification



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


  • Cert or Dip. in management

Skills, Knowledge and 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 The Care Act , 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.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information



  • Extensive experience 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.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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