Clinical Team Manager

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Shields,
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an innovative Leadership Team in a Talking Therapies Service?

Do you want to join an innovative award winning service delivering high quality treatments in primary care to people with common mental health problems?

Do you have the ability to both deliver high quality interventions, and develop the skills and knowledge of other practitioners in the Lifecycle Mental Health Service?

Do you want to be part of a team described by its current staff as supportive, excellent, and amazing ?

If the answer to these questions is yes, this post could be for you.

The post holder will be part of South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service, which incorporates NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression (TTAD) and Child and Adolescent Mental health (CAMHS). The post holder would work within the Talking Therapies team.

South Tyneside Lifecycle Service is an award winning IAPT service and one of the highest performing IAPT services at both regional and national level.

Main duties of the job

There is recognition that staff can realise their potential through effective clinical and management supervision, managerial support, and through access to internal and external training.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide line management to a team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and a Senior PWP in a developing primary care setting and play a full part in the effective development and operation of the whole of the service. Delivering regular caseload management and clinical supervision is an important aspect of the work of the Clinical Team Manager.

The post holder will require effective, engaging leadership skills demonstrated through experience within a leadership role. They will also require a commitment to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care to clients.

Staff development and their wellbeing are accepted as priorities and we have a long established Wellbeing Strategy Group which develops wellbeing initiatives for the service. As part of the role of PWP CTM, the post holder would be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of initiatives.

The post holder will provide low intensity interventions as part of the TTAD team which also includes various therapeutic models including CBT, IPT, CAT, EMDR, and Counselling.

The post holder will be expected to have a commitment to a holistic, recovery focused model of mental health and the ability to work with partners to address client need and improve access rates.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will be part of South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service, which incorporates Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Child Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). They will work with adults who have a range of common mental health problems in primary care using NICE low intensity treatment interventions. They will use traditional and innovative treatment methods.

To be accountable for the day to day management of the PWP team, deployment and supervision of staff, and ensuring the coordination of services provided, optimising the cost effective use of all resources

Line management of the PWP team, with overall accountability and responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of patient/client care through the provision of effective clinical and managerial leadership

Will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities

To meet targets set nationally and locally for access, recovery and waiting times

To work as a member of the Lifecycle/IAPT Team in providing a Mental Health Service to service users with Common Mental Health Problems

This includes the direct provision of NICE evidence based, outcome focused standards of care to service users aged 16+

The service will be delivered from Community Bases as an integral part of a stepped care model.

To lead, motivate and support the team approach to delivering new and innovative models of care for service users

To lead a continuously improving service, by ensuring systems are in place to support clinical governance, quality monitoring and on-going research and audit of practice

Ensure systems and processes are in place to maintain patient safety

Facilitate the development of clinical expertise and practice within the team

To work autonomously, assessing individual patient/client needs, initiating investigations, determining a plan of care and initiating appropriate holistic, research based health information and care

To act as a resource for all members of the team, providing expert advice concerning aspects of patient/client management.

To be responsible for ensuring that agreed professional standards are reflected in practice and to have overall responsibility for monitoring the standard of care

To improve the service users journey by increasing access to assessment and appropriate care and treatment

Work collaboratively with multi professional teams to ensure practice is efficient, effective, evidence based and safe

Person Specification



  • Significant experience of working in a Senior PWP or Leadership role
  • Experience in delivering Clinical Supervision
  • Ability to offer consultation and advice to a broad range of professionals and work co-operatively to deliver joint interventions with a range of providers
  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of line managing staff.



  • Able to attend supervision training if not already trained, and other training as the post develops
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this



  • Qualification from Low Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Certificate)
  • Significant experience working as a psychological wellbeing practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Completion of the IAPT Leadership training or equivalent.


  • Core Profession such as RMN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist,
  • OR
  • Equivalent:
  • E.g. A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology/ post graduate qualification training in a psychological therapy which may be CBT or another IAPT appropriate evidence based therapy (i.e. IPT) to at least equivalent of a post graduate diploma.

Skills and Competenices


  • Full range of skills and competencies required to deliver relevant
  • Computer literate
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Trained in provision of supervision for PWPs
  • Accredited with a professional psychological therapy organisation
  • Completed clinical audits within a service



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and other relevant legislation

Other Requirements


  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system


  • Car driver and/or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
  • Fluent in languages other than English
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting

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