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Team Leader

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary min £,1192 - max £2,011
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of Team Leader has become available within Adult Community Mental Health Services based at Cygnet House

The Team Leader will be responsible for the allocation, deployment, prioritization and delivery of the Adult Community Mental Health Services at Cygnet House

The post holder will be required to line manage MDT professionals who work within the Adult Community Mental Health Team at Cygnet House

The Team Leader will also contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Main duties of the job

To work in collaboration with the Primary Care Mental Health ServicesManager, to ensure the highest standards of practice and service delivery. To work as part of the Mental Health Directorate to deliver the services required under the National Service Framework for Mental Health

To provide day to day management, leadership and supervision to a multi-disciplinary community mental health service team.

The Team Leader will manage nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and other staff, ensuring that the needs of service users are met through the effective deployment of these staff. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/ or a caseload dependant on sector need.

The Team Leader will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

The Team Leader will ensure, in collaboration with other professional colleagues that professional practice meets standards as set by HPFT and/or professional statutes and bodies.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout.

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please to read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Management and Professional Leadership
  • To plan, prioritise and manage the delivery of a health and social care assessment, care management and treatment service to service users within the designated community mental health service area, including overseeing referrals and ensuring that there is an even and appropriate distribution of work across the team, based on the experience of team members.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Speciifcation attached herewith for full particulars
  • To oversee referrals and the allocation of service users to workers, ensuring that caseloads are monitored and managed and care packages are maintained under the auspices of CPA
  • To ensure that there are adequate staff numbers organised appropriately around service user needs and to incorporate this into rota planning
  • To ensure that risks relating to service users, unmet needs and to the work environment are assessed and managed appropriately, ensuring that all team members know and understand their role in risk management
  • To provide operational supervision and, in conjunction with the Senior Practitioner (social care) and relevant nurse practitioners, ensure the provision of clinical caseload supervision to all team members. Where necessary to make arrangements for appropriate professional supervision to be available to all team members
  • To implement and monitor relevant operational policies and protocols, team systems and processes for the effective operation of his/her team
  • To ensure quality care standards and procedures which support the aims of Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust and the ethos of the Recovery Approach
  • To monitor the service caseload ensuring that the teams activities are targeted to clients/patients, fulfilling the agreed criteria
  • To maintain the requirements of CPA, ensuring that the team members are able to assume Care Co-ordination responsibility
  • To ensure the continued professional development of all team members through annual individual performance reviews
  • To maintain the Team Leaders own professional registration and developmen
  • In collaboration with the Service Line Leader, to undertake the timely recruitment selection, appointment and induction of team members
  • To manage the delegated team budget with respect to operational and service delivery costs
  • To implement systems of financial management to safeguard client's property ensuring they comply with the Standing Financial instructions of the Trust
  • To effectively manage all aspects of the teams time i.e. Duty Rota, Time worked, Annual Leave via the E Roster system
  • To monitor and manage, in conjunction with the Primary Care Mental Health Services Manager, all staff sickness and absences
  • To act for or on behalf of the Primary Care Mental Health Service Manager as required from time to time in accordance with local agreement
  • Where the Team Leader is an Approved Mental Health Professional to be prepared to participate in local AMPH rota where appropriate.

Person Specification



  • RMN/DipSW/CQSW/OT qualification
  • Evidence of current registration with NMC, GSCC or HPC


  • Cert or Dip. in management.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Clear understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, theory and policies relating to mental health such as Community Care Legislation, Mental Health Act, the Personalisation agenda, Social Inclusion etc
  • The ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide ongoing operational, clinical and professional supervision.
  • The ability to assess complex needs and work effectively with service users, their carers and social networks.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and non-statutory partners
  • The ability to prioritise work and deliver to agreed time scales and standards.
  • Excellent team working skills, with the ability to negotiate compromise and resolve conflict.
  • Able to write structured, detailed and clear reports and record client information in accordance with statutory requirements and trust's guidelines.
  • Have a clear understanding of the key strategic issues for mental health services
  • Commitment to working within equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information



  • A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision.


  • Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor.
  • Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment
  • Involvement in the development of a new service or of change management.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Cygnet House,

1 Old College Court Priory Street,


SG12 0DE

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