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Clinical Team Lead

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on sea
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rota
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrable skills in Older Adult Mental Health to apply for the role of Part-Time Clinical Team Lead working alongside current Team Lead colleague for SEE Older Adults Community Mental Health Teams.

This post will suit a committed, experienced, and confident mental health practitioner with a passion for Multi-disciplinary working.

The post holder will be responsible and provide clinical management, effective leadership and supervision to multidisciplinary community mental health team providing a high quality service within the resources available within a defined area, and specifically to deliver on the following key areas:

To co-ordinate and lead team functioning with particular focus on:
  • Allocation of referrals including delivery of care
  • Management & Clinical leadership
  • Support management and supervision of staff

The post holder will manage nurses, social workers, support workers and other staff, ensuring that the needs of patients are met through the effective deployment of these staff. The Team Lead will professionally supervise the nursing staff in the team. S/he will also maintain a clinical leadership role.

The Team Lead may on occasion deputise for the Team Manager in his or her absence.

Support the team members and senior management in the continued transformation of the South East Essex Older Peoples Community Mental Health, Dementia and Frailty Services and the integration programme with Primary Care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of the Community Mental Health Teams , providing leadership, supporting staff and working collaboratively with Team Manager to deliver high quality and safe care for patients referred into Secondary Mental Health Service. The post holder will work closely with other Team Leads within Older Adults CMHTs

The post holder will work collaboratively with FIRST ( Functional Intensive Response Support Team) and other parts of the service, while liaising with GP, social care, community and other agencies, carry a small caseload of complex patients, undertake Clinical Assessments and lead the multi-professional teams in the delivery of safe and effective evidence-based interventions.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to work under pressure and to tight time frames will be a key requirement for this role with the ability to prioritise competing demands.

The service works across the Castle Point & Rochford and Southend area and provides services including Older Peoples Community Mental Health, Dementia Intensive Support , Functional Intensive Support Team for older adults. Community Dementia Nursing (providing pre-, peri- and post- diagnostic care and support) and the Memory Assessment. The Multi-disciplinary team includes, Community Mental Health Nurses, General Nurses, Associate Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Geriatricians and Psychologists. The service has bases at the Harland Centre, Westcliff-on-Sea, the Sydervelt Centre, Canvey Island and at Southend University Hospital. All of the teams are an integral part of the established service and work jointly with the Acute Trust, Community Health Services, Mental Health, Primary Care, Intermediate Care Unit and other agencies including social care, Dementia Community Support Team and Essex ambulance services.

Person Specification



  • RMN/equivalent professional qualifications
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in Functional Mental health and Dementia Care
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and child protection legislation, requirements, procedures and implantation to practice.
  • In-depth knowledge of Community Mental Health Services
  • Ability to assess clinical situation quickly and use initiative
  • Experience in of working closely and developing relationships with senior medical nursing, social and clinical staff


  • Management & Dementia qualification



  • Experience of managing and supervising staff
  • Skills in motivating staff


  • Experience of managing budgets

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Harland Centre

Balmoral Road

Westcliff on sea


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