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Team Leader

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Team Leader to join our First Response Service.

The First Response Service provides 24 hour access to mental health services for people who identify, or have been identified as being in a mental health crisis. It is an all age service.

Support is provided initially over the phone by Psychological Wellbeing Telecoaches, who are trained in the process of mental health triage and who will attempt to de-escalate the individual's crisis over the phone and formulate a safety plan for that individual.

Dependent on the risk and need identified, a face to face assessment can be arranged and carried out by a Mental Health First Responders. The team is overseen each shift by a Clinical Lead. The outcome of the telephone triage or face to face assessment is that the patient will be supported, given advice, referred to appropriate services.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team. In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and manage the Cambridgeshire and peterborough First response team, delivering safe and effective high-quality services , within the available resources, to achieve Trust targets .
  • The post holder will provide leadership and expertise to deliver services within an agreed service model, working with service users and carers, and other stakeholders , maintaining effective working relationships within the teams and Directorate .
  • Provide inspirational operational management and leadership to the team ensuring effective implementation and ongoing delivery of Trust pathways and protocols
  • Lead on recruitment and supervision of staff within the team, establishment and monitoring of policies and procedures and liaison with a range of stakeholders including commissioners.
  • To undertake clinical work to maintain registration with their governing body.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • Provide evidence based clinical interventions, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice
  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of brief care and treatment interventions for individual patients within First Response.
  • Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner.
  • Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment.
  • Act as the patients and relatives advocate
  • Champion patients rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.

Person Specification



  • Social work Qualification
  • Mental Health Nurse Qualification/ NMC Registration.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Undertaken/working towards accredited courses which enable potential Advanced Practitioner registration.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience


  • Advanced Nurse Prescriber Qualification / or AMPH qualification
  • Leadership qualification/training



  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
  • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis.
  • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff.
  • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
  • Working within a multicultural framework.

Skills & Abilities


  • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress.
  • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Clinical risk assessment and contingency planning.
  • Able to meet the service needs for mobility across the geographical area covered.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Evidenced based clinical interventions relevant to the service.
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.
  • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Sound knowledge of ? Mental Health Act ? Care Act ? Mental Capacity Act


  • Clinical examination, history taking, pharmacology, pathophysiology etc
  • RiO and SystemOne PAS.



  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Motivated, reliable and committed to team working.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher House



PE29 6FH

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