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Community Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 7 Team Manager to work on a full-time permanent basis managing the North Community Mental Health team based at Huntington House for the population of the North Area of the City and its surrounding areas.

The team operates across the North of the city of York and its surrounding areas based at Huntington House, Huntington and aims to meet the needs of the local population who present with complex mental health needs. The team provide assessment and intervention for people who have mild through to severe and enduring needs.

We are looking to appoint an existing team manager or from experienced practitioners looking to expand their professional development in operational team management.

You will be also joining an established peer group of Access and CMHT team managers who work across the City of York.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate with the support of their leadership team will improve the lives of people with mental ill health through effective leadership, management and service development to enable the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being for all service users.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and can support and enable the team to achieve their potential. Key responsibilities will include supervision and appraisal for the team, performance including key performance indicators, recruitment and management of staff, ensuring that people have timely access to our services and receive treatment in line with our pathways. You will need to have excellent relationship building and engagement skills and be capable of managing varied work demands based on the changing needs of the service. You will understand and embrace the challenge of delivering a service which is both high in quality, efficiency and sustainability.

Although the main duties of the role are to ensure the operational effectiveness of the team, you will still have the opportunity to involve yourself in direct clinical work, in line with the needs of the service.

This is an exciting time to join the team at a point of ongoing developments linked to the community mental health transformation agenda.

About us

You can expect ongoing commitment and support to your Continuous Professional Development and robust Supervision, Appraisal and Training.

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

If you would like to discuss the role in person in more detail or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

Richard Carroll - Team Manager - 07467002191 - or

James Muldoon - Service Manger - 07760 172246 -

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work or relevant professional clinical qualification (ie PWP/CWP in IAPT/Getting Help services)
  • Be Educated to Master's level in leadership or a subject area relevant to the area of practice OR
  • Have equivalent clinical experience to that of masters level such as working as a band 6 (or above) in relevant clinical area with significant experience - which also includes significant experience of managing people (see below under experience), together with evidence of CPD
  • Be trained in Clinical Supervision and Providing Clinical Supervision
  • Be a Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor



  • Significant experience of managing people
  • Significant experience of working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field and working with patients who display risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with others (external partners, staff service users and their families/carers)
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Risk assessment and management and its application in practice and Working knowledge of clinical medicines management
  • Evidence of training in Quality Improvement methodology or coaching, and/or using.



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge, to post-graduate level, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.



  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies


  • Management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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