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Prison Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston upon Hull
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Would you like to be instrumental in establishing and managing a newly developed prison mental health service in HMP Hull?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Team in HMP Hull as a Mental Health Team Manager. HM Prison Hull is a Category B men's prison, located in the city of Hull.

In October 2022, we asked our staff and partners what we do well, the following are some examples
  • Good supervision structure
  • Engagement and visibility of managers
  • Level of autonomy/decision making
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Open to new ideas/projects/Quality Improvement support
  • Wellbeing support for staff
  • Communication between partners

The team manager will be expected to lead by example, providing strong leadership while being accessible to staff. They will be flexible in their approach to managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the service.

Team managers will work in partnership with other healthcare providers, HMPPS, internal and external Health and Justice services within the region. They will have excellent skills in communication, engagement, collaboration and have experience of working in mental health services, preferably with knowledge of the criminal justice system.

We welcome candidates to contact us for an informal discussion

Main duties of the job

Operational management of a Mental Health Team, including accountability for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence-based practice, while supporting staff development and well-being.

The successful candidate will work collectively with senior clinical staff to provide a comprehensive mental health service, navigating the challenges of a prison environment.

The post holder will liaise closely with their peer group of team managers in the NE and NW Prisons. They will also be supported by a service manager and receive supervision and professional development opportunities.

The successful candidate should have experience working in Mental Health Services.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities, non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect and compassion.

About us

A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in people

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

The Trust offers a variety of benefits including:
  • Weekly CPD sessions
  • Access to trust wide career development opportunities
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Long service award
  • NHS pension scheme
  • 27 -33 days annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS car lease scheme
  • Full Occupational health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to employee support, independent counselling, chaplaincy
  • Mindfulness Sessions
  • Access to Coaching and mentors

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience


  • Experience working in health and justice services



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge to post-graduate level equivalent, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.



  • Manage a team effectively
  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon road

Kingston upon Hull


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