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Unit Lead

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
NCH& C has a brilliant opportunity for a progressive and forward thinking senior clinician to develop and lead the delivery of reablement and rehabilitation at a new state-of-the-art therapy-led unit in Norwich.

Opening in 2024, we are looking for a highly motivated, innovative person who is committed to delivering patient-centred care and join our exciting journey to build our new unit creating a supportive and comfortable environment for 48 patients at NCH& C's Norwich Community Hospital site. Healthcare will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals dedicated to patient recovery and well-being, and we will be looking to our new Unit Lead to help us create this forward thinking, compassionate and resourceful team.

Utilisingthe latest therapy and rehabilitation technology and practices, this new team will play a pivotal role in supportingpatients back into the community and, in this role, we can offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in both the development of the team and therapy led, reablement culture within a brand new unit.

For further information or you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Jayne Rose, Therapy Unit Project Manager via

Unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to offer sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

Utilisingthe latest therapy and rehabilitation technology and practices, this new team will play a pivotal role in supportingpatients back into the community and, in this role, we can offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in both the development of the team and therapy led, reablement culture within a brand new unit.

As a leader, you must live by our values and use your skills to ensure the ethos becomes part of the culture within the team. Being able to communicate well with a variety of people is an absolute must. Managing a motivated team and leading a vital 24 hour, seven day service, you'll need to be tenacious and solutions focused.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

To find out more about what it's like to work for NCH& C,visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. The Unit Lead is integral to the delivery of safe, effective, consistent and high-quality admissions, transfer and discharge services for patients and their care givers in a reablement setting.

2. To provide senior leadership and lead on the development of a therapy led, reablement culture within the new unit and to ensure that the ethos becomes part of the culture within the teams.

3. To lead a multidisciplinary team within a quality framework to ensure that the highest standards of care are met.

4. To lead and support the Clinical and Therapy Leads to lead and support the Clinical and Therapy staff, Discharge Coordinators, Activities Co-ordinators, Therapy Assistants and administrator(s).

5. To create an environment where all team members are responsible for a reablement ethos using a positive risk-taking approach for patients and their cares and families.6. Work collaboratively with Health and Social Care professionals to maximise admission avoidance opportunities and support a HomeFirst ethos to discharge patients. Lead on capacity or patient flow issues and the effective implementation of escalation procedures when the whole system or one constituent part of the system is unable to manage the presented demand being placed upon it. The post holder will have advanced clinical knowledge in the prioritisation and management of patient care.

Please read attached Job Description/Person Specification to view full list of responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Care/Health Professional or equivalent
  • First level degree level, diploma or equivalent or equivalent post registration experience i.e.: DN qualification
  • Recognised Management Qualification or evidence of working at that level
  • Current registration to a professional body


  • Masters level degree or equivalent



  • Significant experience at Band 7 or above
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • A track record of successful service and policy development and implementation
  • Evidence of post-graduate development
  • Performance management experience


  • Experience of post graduate development
  • Project Management

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Change management
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in- house training and short courses
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Able to concentrate in busy, pressured environments and prioritise time accordingly
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient / service needs
  • Working knowledge of current issues within clinical practice and service development
  • Be aware of own limitations and able to gain support where necessary
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Analytical skills with the ability to problem-solve complex situations


  • Previous experience of managing change
  • Working knowledge of service user / patient IT systems
  • Understanding of the wider health-care system and outside agencies



  • Ability to travel
  • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop and work in cramped environments
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Be able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Have basic IT / standard keyboard skills


  • Previous experience of SystmOne



  • Expert communications skills, able to address communication barriers
  • Evidence motivational skills
  • Evidence tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal and People Development


  • Creative thinking with the ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills, building positive working relationships
  • Adaptability, positively working with change and enabling colleagues to deliver the changes
  • Self-awareness, the ability to reflect on your strengths, styles and behaviours and the impact on yourself and others
  • Evidence of understanding and building resilience
  • Evidence of inspirational/strong work ethic
  • Integrity essential in building trusting relationships
  • Compassionate leadership, positive inclusion and autonomy
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Lead by example
  • Strong commitment to service development and positive change
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to work independently and part of a team
  • Be highly motivated
  • Emotional Intelligence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital



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