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Mental Health Liaison Team Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Team Manager in the Central Manchester Mental Health Liaison Team for 12 Months Fixed Term. The post holder will carry managerial responsibility for the team and be responsible for the overall standards which will include assessment of need and delivery of care. They will manage day to day operational tasks within the team, such as providing line management supervision and HR related tasks.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of recovery. These principles will recognise the need to:
  • Promotes safe practice
  • Value the aims of service users
  • Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice
  • Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change
  • Value social inclusion

Main duties of the job

  • To oversee and be responsible for the day to day operation of the team, ensuring high quality and safe care delivery.
  • To provide support and to cultivate the development of the wider staff team.
  • To support the formulation and implementation of clinical and operational practices and procedures, as appropriate.
  • To assist in the management and coordination of all services delivered to the service user within the clinical setting.
  • To participate in the recruitment, selection, and induction of new staff.
  • To deputise for the Operational Manager, as required.
  • To undertake delegated responsibilities as agreed with Locality Operational Manager.
  • To participate in the divisional Bronze On Call rota.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,690members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Qualified professional (RMN/Social Worker/OT) with current registration with relevant professional body E.g., NMC, SWE, HCPC


  • Assessor/Mentorship Training
  • Post registration training in relevant field.
  • Leadership/Management training



  • Management and supervision of staff
  • Effective team working within a multi-agency framework
  • Managing complaints/compliments
  • Effective change management
  • Evidence-based clinical practice with a range of presenting difficulties


  • Experience in positive leadership of a team



  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Knowledge of relevant national policies and guidance
  • Knowledge of Vulnerable Adults Procedure and child protection/safeguarding
  • Knowledge of evidence based and reflective practice
  • Knowledge of clinical/managerial supervision


  • Awareness of the Trust's objectives

Skills & Abilities


  • Effective leadership qualities and management styles
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings and form excellent working relationships
  • Ability to work to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to use a flexible approach/creative thinking


  • Project management
  • Ability to formulate comprehensive reports
  • Presentation skills

Other requirements


  • Flexible approach to working over a 24-hour service
  • Commitment to effective teamwork and service development
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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