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Team Leader Poole Adults Community Mental Health Team

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a.
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
A new opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the Poole Adults Community Mental Health Team. This post offers a unique opportunity for aspiring and developing Band 6 or existing Band 7 Leaders looking for a new challenge.

You will be responsible for day to-day team and administration staff management. They will demonstrate provision of a modern mental health service and enhanced clinical skills managing complex caseloads. You will have a pivotal role in improving the Mental Health Service experience of Poole Service Users and Carers, increasing their involvement and influence of services, and supporting the Integrated Service Manager to further develop integrated services. You will assist as the team and Trust works toward the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

We are looking for an exceptional person to take on this role to enable the team to further develop their skills, systems and the care they offer to the people and carers who access this service. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to providing a consistent and supportive management approach, acting as a positive role model, working with an experienced multi-disciplinary team.

You will benefit from high levels of support from the Integrated Service Manager as well as an experienced peer network at both a local and county wide level. You will work closely to lead the team alongside an experienced Consultant Psychiatrists.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be highly organized, demonstrate leadership skills, and have key clinical skills required for supporting a the staff within theservice. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to achieving health and social care requirements to the benefit ofservice users, carers and staff. The ability to involve all in Clinical Governance and willingness to work collaboratively across all interfaces with other organisations and groups in the Health, Social Care, Third Sector and local communities.

You will have a passion for providing and developing high quality services. You will have the required leadership/ managerial skillsand a continued interest in developing your own specialist clinical skills. You will be confident working with a team and a proven goodcommunicator.

You will be able to provide guidance and support with all clinical and administrative requirements of this busy service. A willingnessto deliver on change is essential. Applicants should have post registration experience in adult mental health, and have a minimum of one years'community experience. You will have worked at a minimum Band 6 level prior to your application. In return, you will have committed managerialsupport, regular supervision, leadership training opportunities and a robust Personal Development planning process.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Professional Registration according to discipline.
  • Portfolio of regular training.


  • Evidence of training in mentorship and supervision.

Experience, Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Post registration experience.
  • Leadership and management experience.
  • Excellent skills in time management, prioritisation, problem solving, organisation, team development, supervision
  • Knowledge of Legislation relevant to the post including MHA 1983, Community Care Legislation, NHS & Children's Act 1989
  • Thorough understanding of ICPA, Care Management, Risk Assessment and Management, Clinical Governance.

Personal Qualities / Aptitudes


  • Excellent Multi-disciplinary Team Worker.
  • Ability to develop and motivate self and others.
  • Maturity in Clinical Practice and relations across disciplines and organisations.


  • Ability to identify areas for development of CMHTs in the future.

Car owner / driver


  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Alderney hospital

Ringwood road


BH12 4NB

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