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Team Leader

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of a service which is innovative, forward-thinking and committed to enabling people who are experiencing eating disorders to recover and discover their potential?

We currently have a team leader opportunity based at Altham Meadows in Lancaster covering The Bay EDS team.

We are seeking someone with a caring, compassionate nature, who are innovative, creative, flexible and highly motivated. Primarily you provide leadership to the east team in the all age eating disorder service. You should be an excellent communicator and team player, with the successful applicant joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of professionals to provide assessment and treatment to children and adult service users and their families/carers. The team includes a range of other psychological professionals, nurses, dietitians and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

Existing experience in eating disorders is not essential, however, a keen interest to develop knowledge and skills in this field and a strong desire to help service users and families is vital. The successful candidate will benefit from regular supervision, with encouragement to engage with CPD activities as appropriate. We have a strong leadership team, who will also ensure the post holder is fully supported in role.

The hours are full time, however there is flexibility we would be happy to discuss how these can be worked to fit with yourself and the service.

This is an exciting time and a chance to work in this specialist all age service - if this sounds like something you wish to be involved in, please contact those highlighted below who will happily discuss this further.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Post-registration professional development to degree level in a health-related subject or similar demonstrated experience or willingness to complete.
  • Substantial experience of Practice / Service Development and clinical leadership in adult mental health care.



  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of contemporary practice within EDS services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of NHS change agendas and strategic service planning by the Department of Health.
  • Previous experience of managing within mental health services.



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Empathic with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organisation.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Altham Meadow



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