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Team Leader - FHAU

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 max £2,011
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for a dedicated and experienced Manager looking for a challenge as a Team Leader Band 7 at Forest House Adolescent Unit for our CAMHS services. Forest House supports young people suffering from emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems offering young people a 24-hour, 7 day a week service: assessing, treating and evaluating care through a variety of therapeutic techniques including family work, individual work, group work and day-to-day milieu.

This is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader to further develop their skills in an area that is challenging but extremely rewarding. You will need clinical experience and have the ability to provide strong leadership, to contribute to the development and implementation of a high quality service to meet the needs of children and young people in education settings. If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for, then we would welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to:
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, assisting in the provision of a high quality service to students (and their families) experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The role requires skills in assessing, planning, organising, reviewing and supervision.
  • Involved in delivering informed processes and evidence based interventions to support the recovery of young people referred to the service. This work will be in accordance with clinical governance processes and professional standards.
  • Utilise skills and knowledge of CBT and child and adolescent mental health practice in order to provide clinical supervision to Senior Practitioners
  • Be responsible for establishing and maintaining team systems and processes for the effective operation of the team, including outcome measurements, audit and annual service policy review.

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

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

What we can offer you:
  • Coaching network where trained coaches throughout the Trust are matched with staff of all disciplines to provide a powerful development opportunity
  • Leading company discounts and childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice schemes enabling staff to drive a new car or bike -saving on tax and insurance included
  • Wellbeing activities - from mindfulness to yoga, pilates and our signature craft club join our monthly programme of regular and special events to support your wellbeing
  • Gym discounts, including Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.

Person Specification



  • Degree with experience of post graduate level study or the equivalent experience
  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Evidence of management or leadership development
  • NMC membership
  • Teaching/training experience.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Management of staff in a multi-professional setting
  • Minimum of three years post registration experience, two of which must be as a band 6
  • Detailed awareness of issues in inpatient service areas - legislation, DoH guidance, NPSA, PEAT, CQC, NHSLA, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act including an understanding of standards
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision, appraisal, preceptorship and staff support methods.
  • Knowledge in current developments in mental health or learning disabilities care


  • Experience of working in other care settings



  • Physically fit and able to successfully complete a prevention and management of aggression training course, and annual refresher training
  • Hold a current driving licence. Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving

Personal Qualities


  • Enthusiastic and caring approach to working with service users
  • Demonstrate a positive vale base to supporting people with a learning disability and/or mental ill health
  • Able to travel to places of work

Physical Requirements


  • Flexibility to support service users both within the service area and utilisation of local communities

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Forest House Adolescent House

Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane,



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