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Team Leader

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an innovative, motivated, and enthusiastic Team Leader to work in our community mental health services in Mid Sussex. This post is located in Cantelupe House, East Grinstead, which together with our Haywards Heath base forms Mid Sussex Assessment and Treatment Service.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced practitioner in the mental health field, with a qualification in either mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work, you will provide guidance, supervision and leadership to our well functioning, committed and compassionate ATS team, alongside an established leadership group of senior colleagues.

Creativity is encouraged recent examples include our dedicated duty worker role, Specialist Transition Practitioner role and monthly 'Learning from Serious Incidents' team meetings.

About us

Staff wellbeing is of central importance in the trust and remains at the forefront of our ongoing agenda within the MDT leadership team. There is an emphasis on encouraging and supporting our staff to develop, whilst working in psychologically safe environments.

We are committed to the promotion of excellent professional standards by embedding professional practice within the Trust clinical governance structures and we facilitate continuing professional development by a range of support structures.

Regular team development days, weekly wellbeing walks, monthly bitesize training sessions and staff social events all contribute to a cohesive, stable and friendly team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible and provide effective leadership for the team providing a high quality service within the resources available and specifically to deliver on the following key areas:Management of referrals including delivery of carePerformance monitoring and managementLine Management and supervision of staff.

Ensure that a culture of effective risk management is present in the team To carry a clinical caseload as agreed with service manager and to take a lead on management of complex cases and supporting staff in management of such cases. To ensure that the team functions in line with the care group core business. To coordinate recruitment and selection of staff within the team, leading on decisions as designated by the service manager. To respond to SUIs as appropriate and support any subsequent investigation To respond to SVAs as appropriate To respond to complaints To respond to communications regarding team issues

Person Specification



  • Educated to minimum diploma level with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
  • Experience of providing professional support/supervision and motivation of staff
  • Understanding of Health and Social Care Governance
  • Experience of managing staff

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cantelupe House

Cantelupe Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3BZ

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