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Perinatal Team Manager

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about maternal wellbeing? Are you a Nurse or AHP? Do you possess the leadership skills to drive positive change in the dynamic and developing field of perinatal mental health? If so, we invite you to embark on a rewarding journey with CPFT as a Perinatal Mental Health Team Manager.

At CPFT, we recognize the critical importance of mental health during the perinatal period, and we are committed to providing outstanding care and support to mothers and their families. As a Perinatal Mental Health Team Manager, you'll have the opportunity to lead a dedicated team of professionals in delivering essential services to those who need it most.

In this role, you'll have the unique opportunity to spend time working across both hubs - North and South - in close collaboration with the two other dedicated team managers. While the primary focus may shift between the hubs, your presence and expertise will extend across the entire service. Our hubs, nestled in historic cities and towns, with the wide-open fens stretching beyond, symbolize the rich heritage and expansive beauty of our service area.

This role is not just a job it's a chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of mothers, babies, and families across our community. If you're ready to lead, innovate, and collaborate in a dynamic healthcare environment, join us in our mission to promote perinatal mental health and build healthier futures for all.

Main duties of the job

  • Service Transformation Leader: Your expertise will shape our future. Ensure operational policies evolve and align with our service's transformation, fostering innovation at every step.
  • Collaborative Champion: Work closely with two other team managers, ensuring seamless coordination and synergy across the entire service, even as the focus shifts between hubs.
  • Visible Presence: Maintain a professional, accessible presence to provide unwavering assistance, guidance, and support to our dedicated staff, fostering a positive work environment.
  • Clinical Leadership: Take charge of clinical guidance, effectively managing human and budgetary resources, and championing evidence-based practices for a high-impact service.
  • Care Delivery Maestro: Coordinating diverse care delivery tasks, you'll navigate challenges with finesse and ensure our service remains agile and responsive.
  • Innovator Extraordinaire: Drive the robust implementation of innovative practices, shaping the future of perinatal mental health care.
  • Ambassador of Change: Be a key player in an ambitious mission to empower better outcomes for women and families across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

-To provide operational management and support the clinical leadership across the Perinatal Mental Health Service.

-To contribute to, quality improvement and problem solving across the clinical pathways.

-Ensure clinical governance arrangements are in place to cover all of the clinical activity.

-Ensure that staff are appropriately skilled and trained to deliver the service and to provide supervision.

-Ensure satisfactory supervision arrangements are in place for all elements of service delivery.

-Clinical governance arrangements are in place to cover all of the clinical activity.

-To adhere to all clinical policies and procedures.

-Support and undertake risk formulation and risk management for individual clients and to assist and advise other professions on perinatal aspects of risk assessment, and risk management in line with Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with clients deemed as vulnerable adults.

-To support the structure of clinical supervision in the service of clients with complex perinatal needs, enabling other members of the service to support and direct them to the appropriate place in the care pathway.

-Monitor and evaluate the standard of care and take actions to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained.

-Identify and be responsive to the diverse cultural, social, and spiritual needs of all patients.

-Work flexibly to ensure cover across all teams. To provide clinical interventions and assessments depending on service need.

Person Specification



  • HCPC or NMC Professionals Registration
  • SSSA/Mentor qualification/ ENB 998 or equivalent.


  • Evidence of continued personal and professional development.
  • Leadership Training
  • Teaching/Coaching experience



  • Post registration experience in working with people with mental health needs.
  • Evidence of experience in service evaluation and improvements.


  • Quality Improvement training and project management experience
  • Experience of delivering supervision

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Competent IT skills including word, outlook, excel and power point.
  • Ability to manage change and deal with conflict / stressful situations.
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines.


  • Demonstrated experience of investigating SI's/complaints

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Experience of leadership and managing teams.
  • Specialist knowledge of person-centred care and its application.
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use.
  • Up to date knowledge of appropriate assessment scales.
  • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery.


  • Knowledge of service improvement models and its application.
  • Knowledge of leadership theories.



  • Ability to foster good interagency working.
  • Ability to travel independently.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


City Care Centre, Peterborough or Union House, Cambridge



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