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Team Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

An exciting opportunity has become available to support our secure CAMH team based in Wetherby Young Offenders institute. The role of interim team manager will be for nine months to support us in a review of the service leadership roles.

We would like to offer this opportunity in a flexible way for staff who might be looking at progressing into managerial/ leadership roles. We are looking for a highly visible and motivated Interim Team Manager who will support and inspire our team.

Are you passionate about delivering high quality trauma informed care to children with complex mental health needs who have found themselves in secure care? Do you like a role that provides you with challenges and personal reward by making a difference?

You will work closely with and be supported by both clinical and operational leaders in our leadership structure to ensure the efficient delivery of high quality services. Participation in the On call rota is a part of this role. The post will offer an opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team working alongside Leeds Community Health who provide the Primary Care provision and HMPS.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be full vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

Main duties of the job

The team provides assessment and individually devised care packages for the children within the service. The delivery of care is driven by the framework of Integrated Care, which is a Psychologically informed trauma approach. The post holder will be responsible for the operational management of the CAMHs team within Wetherby, whilst ensuring the delivery of a safe and effective service that is quality assured.

We are looking for an innovative, committed and caring practitioner with substantial post qualifying experience who possesses demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to manage change in clinical practice. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to independently make sound clinical and leadership judgments and regularly supervise the workload of colleagues. You will have established clinical experience at supporting individuals with complex presentations, with children and young people or in a secure environment.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership, co-ordination and management of CAMHS related to meeting the needs of children and young people as identified by the multi-disciplinary team within the Secure Estate. The post holder will carry a small caseload.

To facilitate and be responsible for effective multi-disciplinary / multi-agency team working to meet the needs of all who access the service.

To ensure that mechanisms are in place to manage, monitor and review clinical and admin staffs within the services.

To ensure the effective management and continuous development of the team, providing leadership to all staff which encourages the development of a qualitative, evidence based service.

To promote safeguarding and the welfare of children, young people and staff.

To manage the demand and capacity within the team in line with service targets, capacity and demand.

To work effectively with partnership and stakeholder organisations in the secure estate.


Clinical Leadership


To ensure effective co-ordination and leadership of the team in delivering agreed assessment and treatment plans as identified by the multi-disciplinary team.


To ensure that individual needs led assessment and treatment plans are evidence based, effectively co-ordinated and outcomes achieved within agreed timescales as directed by the multi-disciplinary team.


To actively encourage and develop service user and carer involvement in the development of individual assessment and treatment plans, and the development of the service.


To encourage and be responsible for the development of a multi-disciplinary team approach in the identification and delivery of assessment and treatment plan.


To develop a culture within the team that supports research, evidence based practice, innovative practice, quality initiatives and is continuously analytical in seeking to improve service delivery.

To support and lead the teaching, assessing and mentoring of students within the service.


Support clinicians to compile reports for the multi-disciplinary agency team as and when required.


To promote the safeguarding of children in line with Trust policies and procedures and in accordance with relevant partnership policies within the secure estate.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. nursing, or other professional allied to medicine
  • Dip SW or relevant mental health profession
  • A teaching and assessing qualification
  • Membership of professional body
  • First level qualification/degree/Certificate in Management Studies or equivalent experience


  • Post graduate qualification in mental health (e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, Counselling)
  • Masters Level qualification

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post.
  • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Commitment to multi-agency approach/working
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure where there are frequent interruptions from team members needing advice regarding clinical staffing or operational issues.
  • Calm, confident, innovative, creative
  • and assertive
  • Integrity
  • Vision about clinical practice and service development
  • Ability to learn and taken on new initiatives/roles
  • Ability to make and lead decisions under pressure/crisis situations
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in accordance with changing service priorities.
  • Commitment to challenging discrimination and improving accessibility of services.
  • Ability to cope calmly in a crisis
  • To demonstrate good self-care and encourage the same in team members
  • To have integrity, be honest, open, transparent and respectful.
  • Work in partnership with other managers across the service
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)



  • Substantial post qualification experience, some of which must be working with Children and young people or within secure a environment.
  • Experience of delivering training to others
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Equality and Diversity.
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Inter-agency liaison and consultation
  • To have experience in recruitment and retention and sickness absence
  • Experience of providing highly specialist advice and supervision to other professionals
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance for working with children, young people, mental health and safeguarding
  • Evidence of advanced clinical/therapeutic knowledge and skills in mental health.
  • Extensive experience in assessment and risk management and ability to implement evidence based practice
  • Advanced experience of safeguarding children and young people.


  • Experience of community settings
  • Experience of working with children and young people in the criminal justice system
  • Experience of working in the secure estate

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and to be a self-reliant and autonomous practitioner
  • Excellent negotiation skills, and problem solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills to include care planning and risk assessments.
  • IT skills.
  • Ability to support and empower staff
  • Time management/prioritisation skills of self and others.
  • Experience in leading audits and service evaluation.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


H M Young Offenders Institute

York Road


West Yorkshire


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