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Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year dependant on experience - in line with agenda for change
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager position within the Durham and Darlington Crisis services. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and who can support and enable the team to achieve their potential. The service is undergoing a period of transformation and is working towards the development of a new service model, the successful candidate will be central in supporting the implementation of this model and supporting the team through these changes.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities will include staff supervision and appraisal, managing performance, recruitment and ensuring that people have timely access to our services in line with Key performance indicators for Crisis services.

You will need to have excellent relationship building and engagement skills and be capable of managing varied work demands based on the changing needs of the service. You will understand and embrace the challenge of delivering a service which is high in quality, efficiency and sustainable supporting local and service quality and service improvement.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of the clinical service by the community team.

To be responsible for the operational management of the team.

About us

We will support you by providing a positive working experience within the service, with the commitment of giving you access to opportunities that will be essential in your professional development. Furthermore, you are guaranteed throughout to receive robust supervision and appraisals, talent management and access to training opportunities. There will also be exciting opportunities to help to support service development beyond the team and across the Locality.

We are looking for highly motivated staff who will lead the way as role model within the team, demonstrating compassionate leadership. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, proactive and flexible, having the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to communicate with internal and external agencies relevant to patient care.

We are a team that is compassionate, inclusive, and committed working together to provide excellent care to support our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role would be befitting for a candidate registered as a mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker that have already worked within Adult Mental Health Settings.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional informal enquiries:Andrea Card, Service Manager

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Clinical Supervisor.
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area.



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Significant role in quality improvement activities.


  • Use of the Trust's Quality Improvement system



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge, to post-graduate level, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act) and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.


  • Budget Management and Financial Standing Instructions
  • HR policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lanchester Road Hospital

Lanchester Road



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