Community Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata (30 Hours per week)
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about neurodiversity?

A part time 30 hour per week opportunity has arisen to join the Devon Adult Autism & ADHD Service (DAANA), as Team Manager.

We are looking for a Team Manager to join the Devon Adult Autism and ADHD (DAANA) service. This is an innovative area of practice and the work is rewarding and interesting. You do not need to be an Autism/ADHD specialist. We are looking for someone with an understanding of Autism/ADHD and experience of working at a senior clinical level (inc clinical and management supervision) in mental health. If you bring passion and commitment, we will support you to increase your knowledge base and further develop your operational management and leadership skills, making this an exciting career opportunity.

We are proud of the high quality service we deliver and our commitment to staff wellbeing. We are a friendly, thoughtful and caring team and we value our ability to work collaboratively. By providing effective operational management of staff, finance and governance, you will help us follow our guiding principle to improve the lives of autistic people and people with ADHD. We are looking for someone who can bring effective leadership, change management and team building skills to monitor, evaluate and develop the service in conjunction the senior and clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

Service Delivery & Resource Management:
  • In partnership with teams senior leads, be responsible and accountable for the operational service delivery of DAANA
  • Be responsible for the management of DAANA resources to deliver services which meet the required financial performance, and quality standards. Working effectively with senior managers as required.
  • Management of team's overall demand & capacity
  • Monitor and deliver key performance indicators as required
  • Agree and implement budget plan to support service delivery.

Practice quality and workforce development:
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and patient safety requirements
  • Ensure individuals receiving services are safeguarded from harm
  • Promote a continuous team and service improvement ethos, including compliance with commissioning requirements, and actively contributing to the development of clinical pathways, developments regarding service model based on evidence based practice, national guidance etc

Line Management:
  • Ensure all staff are appropriately supervised, opportunities for professional development are maximised.
  • Operationally manage staff attendance, absence, recruitment, safe staffing levels, and team wellbeing plans
  • Establish and maintain positive communication/information channels with staff including chairing governance and other team meetings.

Additional responsibilities:
  • Additional direcorate responsibilities as required

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication, Working Relationships:

To work as part of the senior leadership team comprised of the post holder, senior members of the multi-disciplinary team, and Operational & Strategic Neurodiversity Lead.

To work closely with key external personal from the wider health and social care system.

To ensure close liaison with primary health care staff, social care staff, adult mental health staff and commissioning officers regarding referral pathways into service and maintenance of quality standards.

To maintain and build good working relationships with senior professional staff and managers in DAANA services and in DPT, to foster a positive approach to the integrated mental health and wellbeing service and to enable effective negotiation.

To support on-going maintenance of key stakeholder groups and interface with other teams, services, organisations to develop mutually helpful working relationships. Acting as point of contact for information about the service

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Present information, some of which may be contentious to key groups including staff, service users, carers and other stakeholders using a range of techniques and media

Co-ordinate and investigate complaints and grievances and identify performance management issues taking remedial action as necessary and ensuring that any management lessons learned are identified and disseminated to teams-

Ensure that any learning from SUI's, RCA's is identified, disseminated and where the necessary inputted into practice.

Planning and Organisational Skills

Actively participate in multi-agency forums ensuring that the development and delivery of integrated local services is in line with local need.

Ensure that service delivery activity is delivered in accordance with agreed quality and performance standards, service level agreements.

Pro-actively lead on business continuity within the team, working with other managers to ensure that there is a robust business continuity plan for the service that links in with the Trusts Major Incident Plan.

Ensure adequate staff cover to provide safe and effective practice.

Ensure that effective systems are in place to ensure teams function safely e.g. setting up processes, monitoring and review, ensuring governance and team structures are appropriate and effective.

Person Specification



  • Excellent understanding of national policy relating to mental health care & treatment
  • Awareness of community structures and social care options/processes


  • Awareness of Autism & ADHD
  • Understanding of recovery principles (mental health)



  • Substantial experience of working at senior clinical level
  • Managing staff, inc providing clinical/managerial supervision


  • Budget management
  • Setting up/working in new service



  • Professional mental health qualification to degree level or equivalent


  • Post graduate qualification relevant to Autism/ADHD
  • Management/leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Devon Autism & A D H D Service

Harrier Way

Sowton Industrial Estate



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