CAMHS: TEAM LEAD - Primary Mental Health Team 4Youth and Training Lead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique opportunity to be part of and contribute to, a newly developed and innovative service based in Wokingham and to take on a new role which will lead on the development of the training offer across CAMHS.

The team lead position is responsible for managing the day to day operational management of the service and the clinicians working within it. Part of the role will be to take the lead on developing the service, alongside our partners, to help develop an integrated early help offer.

This is an important post at the interface with partner agencies and specialist CAMHS. The posts have been informed and agreed in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council Children's Services, who remain key partners in the development of the Primary Mental Health Team and the development of wider emotional health and wellbeing services for young people.

The Training lead role is new to CAMHS. The postholder will hold a key position across BHFT taking the lead on developing and coordinating the CAMHS training offer to our partners. This will support the principles of early intervention and prevention by upskilling the wider workforce. In particular this will include the coordination of the PPEP care ( Psychological Perspectives in Education and Primary Care) training offer.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical leadership and day to day operational management of the team
  • Ensuring effective and safe delivery of a high quality primary mental health team, in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ensuring services are responsive to local and national directives and that all key performance indicators are met
  • Clinical advice to team members and on occasion working alongside other staff to deliver evidence-based assessments and interventions, consultations, and training
  • Working effectively with other senior colleagues to ensure high quality and effective joint working with partner agencies

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • Advanced IT enablement
  • Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality.
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries.

The must haves for this role:
  • Experience of working with young people with mental health difficulties
  • Passion for providing collaborative and evidence-based mental health care.
  • Enthusiasm for multi-professional and multi-agency working.
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to email: Michelle Lovesey on wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • RMN or Paediatric Nurse (Part 3/8/13 or 15 of the UKCC Register)/ or Occupational Therapy degree level qualification or Registered Social Worker with relevant social work qualification or Other appropriately registered Clinical/Counselling psychologist, Systemic Family Therapist, Psychotherapist.
  • Current relevant UK Professional Registration e.g., HCPC/UKPC/BABCP/RC
  • Evidence of recent engagement in continuous professional development


  • Formal Management or leadership qualification DMS, CMS etc. or equivalent.

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience in a mental health setting or related setting.
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS
  • Substantial experience of managing teams with difficult caseloads and managing complex change projects.
  • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment.
  • Previous experience in managing a CAMH service or equivalent children's or early help service.
  • Experience of working with statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Experience of implementing change from a national and local health or social care change agenda that impacts across services and professions.
  • Extensive experience of managing highly complex situations concerning safeguarding, risk management, complaints and investigations.
  • Experienced in supervising and mentoring staff across services as well as effectively resolving people and service performance issues.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with a range of organisations.
  • Experience of planning and developing services that have delivered high quality outcomes for children and young people.
  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of developing and using performance management information to improve services.
  • Experience of planning and implementing service improvements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Working knowledge of arrangements for children's services and early help including knowledge of legislation, SEND, statutory guidance, government policy, practice guidance and best practice.
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop performance management, continuous improvement and quality assurance processes.
  • Ability to devise and implement local policies and procedures relating to children and families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence others including presentation, oral, written and IT skills.
  • Advanced IT skills in all MS Office applications and Trust systems
  • Ability to self-manage workload and work using own initiative.
  • Ability to form strong alliances and working relationships with social care, education, criminal justice and voluntary and community sector support services.
  • Ability to bridge the gap between core and early intervention CAMHS services and support streamlined step up/step down support for children, young people and their families.

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to comfortably and confidently cope well under pressure and when faced with challenge or resistance.
  • A positive approach to working with children and young people with mental health difficulties.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Able to work flexibly both in and beyond the CAMHS operating hours (including on-call) as required and the ability to travel independently between locations to fulfil the requirements of the position

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Primary CAMHS - Wokingham BC


RG41 2RE

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