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Shift Lead North home first

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
SHIFT LEAD - 37.5 HOURS- To cover maternity leave

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the North Home First team which covers Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding area. This is a 9 month fixed term opportunity for the role of Shift Lead.

We require an enthusiastic, proactive person with excellent people and communication skills who will help lead our team through change and ongoing developments within the service.

The successful applicant will be required to work over 7 days on an early (7am-3pm) and late shift (2pm-10pm) pattern to meet service delivery.

All applicants are required to have a minimum NVQ level 3 qualification.

For more information please contact, Paul Storey on 07813400755.

Please complete the expression of interest application form attached and submit

Main duties of the job

For more detailed information about the role then please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are interested in the role then please complete the Expressions of Interest Form

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information about the role then please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are interested in the role then please complete the Expressions of Interest Form

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development
  • Management of HR policies and processes


  • Management/ leadership qualification (Foundation degree level or equivalent level of qualification plus experience)
  • Continuing Healthcare Training



  • Significant experience of working in health / social care environment.
  • Experience of working within the constraints of legislation, regulation, policy and procedures
  • Experience of delivering improvement to consistently achieve and exceed personal and team objectives
  • Experience of supervision of staff
  • Significant experience of supporting and enabling others to undertake day to day activities in order to maximise independence
  • The ability to understand complete and support health and social care assessment
  • Experience of work planning & allocation, effective coordinator of staff and services
  • Demonstrates effective Leadership skills


  • Ability to liaise with multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Experience of working within palliative care
  • Experience of Health and Social Care working
  • Experience of working alongside primary care teams including the voluntary and third sector

Skills, Knowlege and Attributes


  • Knowledge and understanding of promoting independence, personal choice
  • Knowledge and understanding of promoting independence, personal choice
  • CQC fundamental standards and registered service requirements
  • Effective problem solving skills (in order to be able to respond independently to unexpected situations)
  • The ability to work without direct supervision and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Effective interpersonal skills listening, verbal and written communication skills with colleagues and across a diverse service user base
  • Effective rostering skills in a fast paced, changing working environment


  • Have a knowledge of Adult Safeguarding policies and procedures and supporting staff to raise a concern
  • Understand relevant policies, processes and procedures relevant to the role
  • Have a good understanding of common Health Conditions and how they affect the delivery of care

Personal Atrributes


  • Working across various locations and community settings and have the ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post.
  • Required to work flexibly across 7 days as required by the service
  • Support an on call service

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bradwell Hospital

21 Talk Road, Chesterton



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