Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team Leader

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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The successful applicants will assist in the overall delivery of care to patients within the mental health and clinical substance misuse team of HMP Wymott.

You will be responsible for thecare needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care for mental health and clinical substance misuse.

The successful applicant is required to demonstrate a can- do attitude, be resilient and possess excellent leadership qualities.

The service operates 7 days per week, during core day time hours.

The successful candidate will assist the Manager and Senior Management to lead and develop a team of healthcare staff and visiting professionals.

They will work towards providing the highest standard of care for the prison population ensuring consistent and effective nursing practice as well as operational activity.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and manage referrals into the service , arrange assessments, prioritise Crisis intervention.
  • Prioritise and organise teams workload.
  • To take a lead in the delivery of clinical substance misuse services.
  • Provide expert clinical leadership to the team, ensuring delivery of effective clinical expertise and advice to the team, including the provision direction and participation.
  • Administration of medication, including controlled drugs.
  • To manage and take responsibility for a defined caseload and ensure full compliance with the CPA, Safeguarding, Vulnerable Adults and other policies at all times.
  • To ensure a culture of care is evident within the team where clinical staff enable and empower service users.
  • Provide professional supervision and management supervision to an agreed number of nurses within theteam.
  • Provide expert support to nurses in:-
    • Completing needs assessment to service users.
    • In risk assessment and management.
    • In crisis planning and management.
    • In assessing and responding to patient/ carer's needs.
    • In care planning and review of care plans.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day-to-day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Drive forward high-quality clinical standards and quality improvements within the healthcare team
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Use advanced expertise and knowledge to take on management of the most complex cases and advise/supervise junior staff on their caseload and assessments.
  • Manage and carry out continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of allocated patients.
  • Contribute to team and service development.
  • Represent Integrated mental health and clinical substance misuse team in appropriate meetings / forums.
  • Contribute and lead on existing systems within the team, such as CPA
  • Provide robust mental health/risk assessment and safety planning
  • Provide clinical and professional supervision for Band 5 nurses
  • Contribute to line management, achievement of training, audit, MDT strategic approach
  • Provide cover for the lead nurses in their absence
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with the wider partnerships teams within the establishment

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Essential & Desirable


  • Current NMC registration RMN
  • Knowledge of current NHS agenda and clinical governance relevant to practice.
  • Detailed knowledge of dual diagnosis (MH and Substance Misuse)
  • Awareness of current offender health issues


  • Leadership and Management Development training
  • RCGP certificate in Substance Misuse
  • Knowledge of dual diagnosis
  • Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice.

Essential & Desirable


  • Knowledge of current NHS agenda and clinical governance relevant to practice.
  • Evidence of having developed clinical practice and continued professional development.
  • Demonstrable experience in chosen clinical area at Band 5 or Band 6 level
  • Experience of managing and leading teams, with evidence of managing change and/or difficult situations.


  • Evidence of working with service users who demonstrate a range of complex needs
  • Experience of developing policies and protocols.
  • Experience of working in offender health or custodial environment.
  • Experience of working in a forensic setting.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Wymott

Ulnes Walton Lane


PR26 8LW

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