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Community Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Bristol Community Team Manager Band 7

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service is a joint venture between Alzheimers Society and Devon Partnership NHS Trust, providing a holistic service for Bristol. This is an award winning, innovative service that is located across two sites in Bristol and supports people with Dementia to live as well as possible, for as long as possible, in their own community.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Community Team Manager who will be accountable for the day to day operational delivery of the service. The role supports and ensure the team engages proactively and positively with the local community both raising awareness of dementia and in providing excellent post diagnostic support.

The post currently available will be supporting our South Bristol team but post will be flexible to work across the city of Bristol as required.

This service provides all staff with opportunities for excellent training and development, supervision and appraisal and not least to make a significant positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

For more information please contact Rachel Price, Clinical Services Manager on 0117 9045150

Main duties of the job

Community Team Managers Job Purpose includes:
  • Day to day accountability to deliver Dementia Wellbeing Services from one of the community sites
  • Leading the teams engagement in, and liaising with, the local community to deliver great dementia services
  • Work closely with local health and social care partners to provide people with locally based care that supports them and their carers to live well with dementia

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description attached for full details.

Job Purpose

This role has operational accountability to deliver Dementia Wellbeing Services, as part of the Bristol Dementia Partnership, to support people with a diagnosis of dementia to remain as well as possible, for as long as possible, in their own community.

The post holder will provide line management of services to ensure rapid access to credible specialist dementia expertise for GPs, Care Homes, Primary Care staff and others who are requiring support and expert advice on meeting the needs of those persons with a diagnosis of dementia.

Operating from one of two community venues the role will provide effective professional and managerial leadership through appropriate modelling of behaviours and skills and/or direct supervision. They will deliver against a set of key performance indicators and ensure the quality and safety of service provision. They will have the people using the service at the forefront of their decision making and will support staff to deliver safe and effective services.

They will ensure staff work as a team and that the service is responsive, flexible and proactive in meeting the needs of the people using it. Both staff and user feedback is positive and the local community develops a confidence in the service and has a greater understanding of supporting people to live well with dementia.

This role will necessitate working extended hours where needed and will be flexible to work across the city of Bristol as required.

Person Specification



  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.


  • Budget management.



  • A professional qualification e.g. RN, CQSW/ASW, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Physiotherapist


  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Management qualification
  • Safeguarding training to the required level

Knowledge & Skills


  • An excellent understanding of mental health legislation
  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to produce well written reports.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.


  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Dementia Wellbeing Service

Peterson Avenue



BS13 0BE

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