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Band 7 Team Manager - Community Physical Health, Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Bristol Community Physical Health Team (BCPHT) is looking for a dynamic, operationally focussed registered health care professional to lead and manage the service and its future developments. The successful applicant will lead and develop an evolving community Physical Health service for Secondary Mental Health Service Users.

The BCPHT are a physical healthcare service within AWP. The team work with service users who are within AWP Bristol community services and work across multiple services and professions, but focus on the physical health care of service users.

The team are primarily responsible for conducting annual physical health checks for service users classified as having a serious mental illness (SMI) within AWP Bristol community services, as well as a wide range of other physical health interventions which includes venepuncture, ECG tracings, physical health observations and various health and wellbeing discussions, signposting and referrals.

The team consists of a multidisciplinary mix of registered and non registered practitioners. It will be the team managers responsibility to provide managerial supervision, leadership, direction, support, senior advice and to help drive and successfully implement change within the team, ensuring the service is as efficient and effective as possible.

Main duties of the job

The BCPHT services are carried out within dedicated physical health clinics across AWP locations in Bristol and also through outreach visits. Physical health checks include a wide range of physical observations as well as health and wellbeing advice and signposting.

The successful candidate will operationally manage, lead and deliver this community physical health service within Bristol.

They will contribute to continuous service improvement by assisting in operationalising and developing the service offered by the community physical health team, including realising the teams role within the Community Mental Health Framework.

The post holder will benefit from working as part of a kind, compassionate and dynamic team. There is also opportunity to be flexible with working arrangements to meet individual needs.

Working closely with the community services manager, the successful candidate will be operationally responsible for the safe delivery of clinical services within their team. They will oversee team management responsibilities, KPI compliance, budget management amongst other day to day operational responsibilities. You will also help contribute to projects and service improvement strategies that involve your team.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service Management
  • Under the direction of the service manager be responsible for leading and managing a modern, efficient mental health community service for a defined population in accordance with commissioned services.
  • With the support of the service manager and senior clinicians, to lead and manage the delivery of high quality effective evidence-based physical healthcare interventions which lead to positive outcomes for service users and carers.
  • To lead by example, motivating and empowering others and promoting positive attitudes, mutual understanding and collaboration between all services involved in the care process.
  • To line manage all staff within the multi-disciplinary team ensuring effective processes where this is delegated.
  • To manage the performance of all people within the team in line with the requirements of the service as to ensure that consistent clinical and quality standards are maintained.
  • To ensure close working relationships and protocols with other internal and external services, encouraging their involvement in the planning and provision of the care plan, through effective liaison roles between Trust services and the commissioners.
  • Ensure working practices are in place to ensure a continued safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led service.

People Management
  • To ensure appropriate compliance with Trust policies in relation to people management activities. These include recruitment and selection activity, effective sickness and attendance management and the application of standards in relation to conduct and performance at work as well as undertaking regular practice and management supervision.
  • To be responsible for ensuring ongoing completion of staff appraisals and that all team members have a development plan linked to the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF).
  • To provide and ensure an effective learning environment for student placements across all professions where applicable.
  • To maintain a skill mix within the team which provides effective agreed services which can respond to statutory requirements, in line with relevant professional guidance and norms established by the Trust.
  • To undertake investigations into complaints from service users and carers, untoward incidents and staffing matters, preparing reports as needed and working in partnership with others to meet required deadlines.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for the development of others, both practitioners, and those in training by making use of and providing, effective feedback, coaching and appraisal.

Financial Management
  • To manage the budget, authorising and controlling spending to ensure the best use of resources within agreed policy and financial regulations.

Performance management
  • To manage the performance of the team as measured by key performance indicators defined nationally and locally
  • To ensure the complete and accurate recording of all clinical and performance data on relevant paper and electronic systems (eg RIO)
  • To ensure that case records and data are collected within approved policies and that data held on computer systems are accurate, so as to enable planning and monitoring of services.

Please see attached job description for full range of responsibilities.

Person Specification

Person Specification


  • Current UK Professional Body Registration (HCPC/ NMC or another appropriate professional body)
  • Physical Healthcare Experience


  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification or Relevant Experience
  • Operational Management Experience
  • Change Management and/or Service Improvement Experience
  • Healthcare Leadership/Management Qualification
  • Practical Mental Healthcare Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Callington Road Hospital



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