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Enhanced Team Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Full-Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

The postholder will be responsible for the effective day to day delivery and management of resources and staff employed by South West Yorkshire Foundation NHS Trust and Kirklees Council. You should have excellent communication and engagement skills with a commitment to improving service delivery.

We are looking to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care and who can respond to the challenge of care delivery within the NHS and social care.

The teams are part of an integrated multi-disciplinary mental health service, based upon recovery-focused principles, and a life course approach, and aim to ensure high-quality service user outcomes and improved patient safety.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

Main duties of the job

Our model provides for flexible and assertive engagement of service users depending upon the complexity and acuity of their needs. It also brings together a multitude of skills and experience to meet service user needs and provide evidence-based, cost-effective interventions.

The teams are multi-disciplinary and integrated with Kirklees Council.

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, committed, confident, with energy, drive and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure.

The post holders must have substantial post qualification experience, some of which will have been in a mental health or other complex care setting.

We are looking for candidates with experience of working in a multidisciplinary team who can ensure the effective management, high performance and continuous development of services, providing leadership to all staff in a way which encourages the development of a high quality, responsive and evidence based service for service users with mental health problems.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post holder will be responsible for the effective day to day delivery of integrated community mental health services within the designated team area.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of resources and staff employed by both SWYPFT and integrated partners with agreed permissions framework to act in conjunction with service managers for both health and social services.

The post holder will be expected to have strong clinical and leadership skills and be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality community mental health services.

Key Result Areas

Management and Resources:

The Team Leader will manage allocated resources on behalf of the trust and local authority to ensure that fundamentals of care are delivered.
  • Provide day to day management of all staff within the community team including sickness and absence monitoring, conduct and performance, etc.
  • Ensure that team resources are deployed appropriately to meet the day to day demands on the service.
  • Ensure service provision meets the individual needs of service users and their carers within the personalisation, prevention and recovery agenda.
  • Ensure that the service observes the legal and philosophical requirements of national legislative frameworks.
  • Monitor the quality and appropriateness of service provision.
  • Monitor team budgets and take measures to ensure that they remain within agreed establishments, alerting the budget holder of current or expected budget pressures.
  • In conjunction with the local funding agreements, authorise appropriate use of community care budgets to purchase community care packages which have been developed thorough quality assessment and care planning process.
  • Ensure the provision of supervision and caseload management for team members in line with appropriate line management structure.
  • Ensure staff management and appraisal systems are implemented and monitored as required by the trust and local authority.
  • Ensure that team members meet professional and statutory obligations and comply with trust and local authority policies and procedures.

  • For full job description, please see attached supporting documents

    Person Specification

    Personal Attributes


    • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
    • Able to work flexibly to manage a range of differing and sometimes conflicting demands with a willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of service users and the team
    • including extended hours
    • Self motivated, and able to set own priorities and meet deadlines
    • Works actively as part of own team and the wider health and social care management team
    • Analytical
    • Reliability, enthusiasm, motivation, resourcefulness, resilience



    • Relevant post qualification training/learning in professional field
    • Willingness to maintain mandatory training requirements


    • Safeguarding manager and/or investigators training

    Physical Attributes


    • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post
    • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy)



    • RMN / RN Mental Health, or DipSW / CQSW / CSS, or OT
    • Relevant graduate qualification or equivalent
    • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
    • Practice Placement Educator


    • Management Qualification related to health and social care
    • Relevant post-graduate qualification



    • Proven ability of post-basic clinical practice
    • Demonstrable leadership experience
    • Highly skilled at assessing and managing people with mental health needs
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of skill in supporting/mentoring/supervising staff and students/trainees
    • Knowledge and evidence of using IT systems
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of skill in assessing and managing risk in a variety of settings
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of skill in assessing the needs and strengths of people and their carers
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of skill in delivering a range of therapeutic techniques
    • Proven ability to support team members with day-to-day caseload management including prioritisation of responsibilities in times of high clinical demand
    • Proven ability to promote and develop links with other professionals, e.g. practitioners within long term conditions, primary care
    • Evidence of knowledge and application in practice of national guidance and standards, e.g. NICE, CQC, CQUINS
    • Using and implementing clinical governance systems
    • Experience of chairing meetings
    • Experience of providing and receiving supervision and appraisal


    • Effective budget management
    • Experiencing of leading multidisciplinary teams
    • Has undertaken a clinical audit/research project

    Special Knowledge/Skills


    • Able to undertake and meet the key results areas for the post
    • Has advanced knowledge and proven ability in current mental health practice and national policy and guidance
    • Able to exercise leadership by personal example, demonstrating respect, openness and reliability, and able to foster these characteristics within the team
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that foster good working relationships and understanding in others
    • Able to implement and manage changes to internal systems to a reasonable conclusion
    • Able to analyse problems and identify and implement strategies that will resolve them
    • Able to write evidence based reports that support higher level decision making


    • Knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as dual diagnosis, peri-natal mental health, working with people experiencing psychosis, working with people with a diagnosis or personality disorder, working with people with co-existing mental and physical health needs that impacts on well-being

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


    Beckside Court,

    286 Bradford Road,


    West Yorkshire,

    WF17 5PW

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