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Team Leader - Adult Community Mental Health

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
We are seeking to recruit a talented Team Leader to join the Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) leadership team in South West Hertfordshire.

Come and work in an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver community treatment in mental health!

Our team is based in Watford.

Here's what our staff say about working in the team:

It's a privilege to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives. I get to see about three people each day, on site, and I love my job. (LP, Counselling Psychologist, South West ACMHS)

This was my first job in NHS and I didn't know what to expect, but there is so much training provided, I was and am able to shadow different professionals in initial assessments - it is such a great opportunity to learn and participate in MDT.AV, Health Care Assistant

Watch Maleah's video here:

Please contact William Bailhache on 07812 653 091 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • be an experienced Mental Health clinician (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist)
  • have excellent assessment and risk management skills
  • embrace and drive change and innovation
  • be a skilled and intuitive communicator with experience of providing leadership
  • work directly with the Service Manager
  • receive support, development and direction from your leadership colleagues

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move into their first management role or for an experienced manager who wishes to take a change in direction and who can take the service forward with enthusiasm and a passion for continuous quality improvement.

In return, we can offer you:
  • leadership and management training opportunities
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and a maximum payment pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Free Pilates lessons
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question.

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for 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. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work in collaboration with the Community Mental Health Services Manager, 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 dependent on sector need.

You will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

You may on occasion deputise for the Community Mental Health Services Manager in his or her absence, as agreed with the Service Line Leader.

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

For a more indepth Person and Job Specification please see attached.

Person Specification



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


  • Cert or Dip. in management

Skills, Knowledge, 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



  • Extensive 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


Colne House

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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