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Clinical Team Manager (Specialist Community Mental Health Team)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
The Wigan Specialist Community Mental Health Team (SCMHT) are recruiting a Clinical Team Manager on a 12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity to join the SCMHT leadership team.

We are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join us to provide effective leadership and day to day operational management of the Wigan SCMHT Assessment and Duty function to ensure we continue to provide high-quality care to our service users, families and friends accessing the service.

This post is ideal opportunity for someone with leadership and management experience, who is hard working, enthusiastic and passionate about service improvement who wants to be part of the service development currently taking place within the SCMHT in line with the Community Transformation plan. We also encourage applications from new/emerging team managers who may have some experience of managing staff and services but not at Band 7 level. Full support from the SCMHT Leadership team including the SCMHT Clinical Team Manager, Clinical Lead and Operational Managers will be available to support the right candidate with the right skills and values to thrive in this role.

This role is based at Claire House in Wigan, but travel across the Borough will be required to meet with staff and services based across Wigan and Leigh and to attend meetings as required.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake overall responsibility for the management of the Specialist Community Mental Health Team.
  • Optimise the effective management of resources to support service delivery.
  • Identify opportunities for local service development and manage and lead the process of change.
  • Establish quality assurance systems to monitor and audit these standards.
  • Undertake responsibility for the continuous improvement of the service provided by the Community Mental Health Team.
  • Promote a learning environment and culture within the team which supports the professional development and effectiveness of the team as a whole.
  • Undertake responsibility for the team recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure that staff receive management and clinical supervision as per policy.
  • Ensure that staff have an annual Appraisal and Personal Development Plan, and identify their developmental and training needs.
  • Ensure that staff meet statutory training requirements
  • Act up for the Operational Manager as required
  • Participate in bronze on-call management rotas as required.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached job description and person specification.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • RMN and evidence of professional development OR CSS/CQSW/Dip SW or equivalent/Social Worker training and experience/Occupational Therapist


  • Management qualification
  • Teaching qualification



  • Significant post qualification experience in a mental health setting relevant to the role.


  • Experience of working as a team manager or team leader including the management of staff from other disciplines.
  • Experience of managing staff performance and disciplinary issues efficiently.



  • Extensive knowledge of mental ill health and its impact on service users.
  • Knowledge of legislation, statutory and good practice guidance relating to mental health
  • Knowledge of the Health and Social Care agenda in mental health services
  • Ability to provide leadership and management skills to an integrated multidisciplinary team.
  • multidisciplinary team. Ability to organise, prioritise and monitor own and others workload
  • Supervisory skills including staff appraisal and supervision.
  • Ability to contribute to staff training and development
  • Ability to involve service users and carers in service delivery, service evaluation and service development.
  • Ability to manage change and contribute to the development of services.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of service policies and strategies.
  • Ability to ensure effective budget management.
  • Ability to ensure effective use of information technology.



  • Prepared to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and participate in an out of hours on call rota.
  • There is a requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend meetings and events relevant to the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Claire House

Phoenix Way



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