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Clinical Team Manager - MindMate Support Team

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in establishing and developing the MindMate Support Team, which is a part of the Governments Green Paper ambitions to transform children and young peoples mental health, with one of the key priorities being to increase access to mental health support in schools and colleges. The MindMate Support Team offers early intervention support and currently has 4 MHSTs and have been successful in gaining funding for 4 additional teams.

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Team Manager to manage and support the team in providing high quality care to children, young people and their families. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the service development of the early intervention mental health support in Leeds, as the post holder will work closely in the MMST leadership team as we expand the service to cover additional education settings across Leeds.

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in the management of one of the 3 teams in the city, holding operational and line management responsibility, as well as providing clinical leadership to the team alongside the Senior Practitioner.

You will also be involved in engaging education settings in working with the service and maintaining positive working relationships with partner agencies as we promote partnership working to meet the needs of children and young people.

You will hold a small clinical caseload, providing advice, consultation and training to education settings, and consultation and evidence-based interventions for children and young people presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The Clinical Team Manager will work alongside the Service Manager, Team Managers, and senior clinical staff to ensure a high quality and accessible service. We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and engagement skills alongside a commitment to improving service delivery.

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

Job Purpose

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

3. Leadership

3.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

3.2. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

3.3. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness; effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s) and other key individuals across the organisation.

3.4. With senior managers/head of service, develops new and innovative service delivery models in order to meet current and future demand

3.5. Demonstrates leadership and innovation in contexts which are unfamiliar, complex, and unpredictable that require solving problems involving many interacting factors

3.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations

3.7. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement

3.8. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address

Person Specification



  • Experience in the specialist clinical field
  • Experience in the supervision and management of other staff
  • 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 educational systems
  • Experience of change management



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration


  • Leadership and/ or management qualification
  • Teaching, training or mentorship qualification or experience to an equivalent level

Skills and Attributes


  • Theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession
  • Highly complex analytical and creative problem solving skills in unpredictable situations
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks and team leadership
  • Change management skills
  • Reflective practice skills able to give clear and effective feedback and support others to develop
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers


  • Evidence of research projects and/or clinical audit relevant to clinical area
  • Knowledge of people governance policies and procedures
  • Evidence of clinical leadership

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