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Group Manager

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. Agile/Hybrid working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Group Manager within the Integrated Learning Disability team with specialist interest in Mental health.

This role in the Learning Disabilities Team is designed to provide management and leadership to the CLDT whose focus is preventative health and social care assessment and intervention which is person centredand focused on our vision We empower people with a learning disability to have a good quality of life and value ourselves and the people we support

The Learning Disability Team comprises of approximately 56 members of staff. Each Group manager provides line management and caseload supervision to approximately 15 members of staff each. The Group Manager role is responsible for the safe, effective and compliant execution of clinical activity by those that they manage, ensuring compliance with legislation, best practice and local policy.

You will provide support to the Service Manager and take a leadership role in developing individual staff and areas of service delivery this post will focus on mental health offers within the team. This will require you to link within the organisation and wider to create the best opportunities for people with a learning disability.

You will represent the Community Learning Disability Team at Livewell wide meetings and events and also represent the Service Manager at specified multi-agency and commissioning based meetings.

Main duties of the job

Provide leadership and consultation, to any of the team inrelation to practice issues relating to key areas of service delivery such as Mental capacity Act/Mental Health Act, Court of protections and other key service directive

Deliver thoughtful, lawful and person-centred practice to people with learning disabilities in Plymouth. Maintaining highest standards of practice and governance for both the team and individual practitioners

Deliver high quality management and caseload supervision, audit and where appropriate practice supervision. Act as mentor support to staff, from mainly nursing, in a range of disciplines .

Create a place of work that delivers a nurturing environment that promotes best practice and clinical outcomes, and a framework where staff are supported to achieve and comply with contractual objectives, legal requirements

Lead and develop key areas of service delivery and pathways in particular relation to nursing, policy and protocols that apply to both the CLDT and other service sectors within Livewell Southwest

Work in collaboration with local practitioners, other LSW service leads, CLDT Service Manager, Operational Board, Primary care Networks, ICB and other agencies to reduce and eliminate health and social inequalities to people with learning disabilities. Improve service delivery by Livewell Southwest, increase skill base of the Livewell Southwest and partner agencies.

This role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will comply with LSW policy and maintain supervision and appraisals to ensure staff are supported and have the opportunity to maintain registration, develop skills related to the role they work. The post holder will support both unregistered and registered staff to grow and develop, particularly those staff who have ambition to access learning and career development through apprenticeship schemes and other agreed learning pathways
  • By delegation by the Service Manager, the post holder will act as appointing officer for recruitment within their area of management. They will follow recruitment procedure and through to appointment and arrange corporate and local induction. Post induction, the post holder will, where necessary monitor and support through induction period. Within two weeks of appointment, the post holder will have carried out a personal development plan for the employees first six months
  • The post holder may deliver training related to particular areas of clinical speciality or service delivery
  • The post holder monitors and authorises travel and other expenses related to the execution of duties of team.The post holder shares responsibility for authorising and checking petty cash
  • The post holder will authorise replacement of equipment and purchase of equipment prescribed by Occupational health or other assessments.
  • The post holder is responsible for organising a complex and varied work schedule that encompasses service development and management duties
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring clinical records, assessments and reviews are conducted and recorded in a timely way.

    The post holder will, at times, be required to hold a small caseload or undertake specific casework/support that is likely to involve other health and social care professionals. At such times, it is likely that he post holder may hold care-coordinator responsibility

    Care/support will be delivered in a range of settings (out-patient appointments from base, in GP surgeries, in the persons home, in other community settings)

    By delegation from the Service Manager, the post holder will take a lead role in the development of designated service/treatment pathways and develop policy to support other service delivery areas in Livewell Southwest to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, mainly in relation to nursing.
  • The post holder will be a point of contact for people who use our service and their carers or families when the responsible practitioner or another member of the core team is absent or the enquiry has been escalated to a manager. The post holder will liaise with people who use the service in relation to the recruitment process and consult with individuals or user groups in relation to consultation about service developments
  • By delegation form the Service Manager, the post holder is responsible to design, develop and implement change within their own work areas and influence changes in other areas of service delivery within Livewell

    By delegation from the Service Manager, the post holder will be part of long term, strategic development within the organisation and wider TCP/STP within areas specified by the Service Manager
  • The post holder will be responsible for reviewing service compliance across a range of sources, (e.g. SystmOne, Risk register )as identified by the Service Manager

    The post holder will undertake service based audits, liaise with external agencies in relation to educational and service development.
  • The post holder will be available to provide and support to the staff of the CLDT

    The post holder will have contact with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in relation to providing support and responding to issues impacting on their lives.

    The post holder will communicate with the Head of Service in relation to operational issues related to the delivery of their service responsibility and in situations delegated by the Service Manager

    The post holder will communicate with relevant LSW boards in relation to service developments within the service, at the request of the service Manager

    The post holder will communicate with other service providers across the city and peninsula (including Devon Partnership Trust)

    The post holder will hold delegated responsibility to represent the CLDT at ICB meetings.

    The post holder will be required to chair multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings that will include service users, families and a range of stakeholders

Person Specification



  • Flexible to respond to the needs of the staff team you support who may be required to work unsociable hours
  • Ability to attend conferences/meetings involving overnight stays away from home
  • Values: Kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious and responsible



  • Educated to Post-graduate level / Registered nurse qualification with
  • 3-5 years significant relevant experience


  • Management qualifications
  • Leadership Training/qualifications



  • Mentoring/supervising junior practitioners
  • Providing clinical Supervision
  • Demonstrable skills in supporting and understanding the needs of people with learning disabilities


  • Experience in managing teams



  • Mental Health Act and practice
  • Mental Capacity Act and practice
  • Personalised care programme
  • Human Rights Act
  • Adult Safeguarding policy
  • Health funding and CHC
  • Health Inequalities for people with a learning disability
  • Court of protection


  • NHSE Learning Disabilities Standards
  • NHSE Ten Year Plan
  • LeDER Programme
  • Transforming Care Partnership
  • Format of Learning Disabilities delivery across Plymouth



  • A thorough understanding of the purpose and function of management
  • A thorough understanding of the function of leadership within a MDT
  • Exceptional Communication skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • IT literacy
  • Excellent Report writing
  • Chairing meetings
  • Audit skills


  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Demonstrable management skills
  • Effectively managing people who have different skills sets/professions
  • Policy writing
  • Chairing contentious meetings
  • Skills in undertaking research
  • demonstrable skills in research methodology

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


Westbourne Unit

Beacon Park Road



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