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Team Manager

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum Inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered professional looking for a leadership opportunity?

Are you looking to develop managerial and leadership experience in a small, established service?

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual who is committed to providing a high-quality service. As a registered professional you will have experience of caring for people with mental health problems and / or have a learning disability.

The Sutton and Merton Community Mental Health Learning Disability Team provides a service to adults with a learning disability who are experiencing mental health problems and have needs that can not be met by mainstream mental health services.

You will be part of a small and friendly multidisciplinary team working with colleagues who are experts in the field and are dedicated to improving health outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities. The multidisciplinary team includes Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists and a Recovery Support Worker. Care co-ordination is provided to a small number of service users. The team members work collaboratively with other borough-based services and colleagues. It is an exciting time to join us and contribute to service development

Applications from candidates currently working in a Band 6 role and looking to develop managerial skills are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for:

The clinical management of the Mental Health Learning Disability Team.

Working in conjunction with staff of all disciplines to provide seamless, safe and comprehensive services

Line manage all staff (excluding doctors) in the aforementioned services, providing guidance and supervision to staff

Championing the Trust Recovery and Social Inclusion strategy in the services.

Managing allocated resources.

Maintaining clinical involvement with the team in conjunction with senior team members, providing guidance and supervision to staff working with people with complex mental health/learning disability & challenging behaviour.

Ensuring that appropriate professional advice and consultation is available and sought to ensure all patients receive appropriate multi-disciplinary treatment.

Flexible working:

We are proud to offer agile and flexible working opportunities as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible and agile working at the interview stage.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

About our location:

The team is based in Jubilee Health Centre East, Wallington. Wallington is a leafy suburb, 10 miles South West of Central London, easily accessed by public and private transport. There is also a base in Wilson Hospital, Mitcham for Merton residents.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the smooth and effective operational management and co-ordination of the service.

Enhance systems for the management of referrals are in place for each service, ensuring as fast and appropriate response to referrers is provided consistently, as well as short a waiting time from referral to treatment is achieved.

Ensure comprehensive liaison and feedback to GPs and primary care referrers.

Work in close partnership with all staff in the services to actively promoting team working.

Have regular co-ordination meetings with each service staff team to ensure that the separate elements of team accountabilities are fully addressed with particular attention to risk management.

Hold full managerial responsibility for all individual service staff members (excluding the doctors) ensuring the various disciplines work within an agreed operational policy and providing support and consultation in the process.

Work closely with Consultant Psychiatrists in each service, to ensure that all medically qualified members of the team adhere to operational policies and fully engage in the multi-disciplinary process.

Manage and supervise the administrative functions of the team and support administrative staff of each service in conjunction with admin leads.

Ensure that all performance information identified as necessary is collected according to the timescale required.

Carry through all agreed procedures regarding staff disciplinary and sickness absence arrangements for Trust as appropriate to the level of the post. To work with other Managers and professional heads of discipline where required to process these issues.

Promote the Trusts Equal Opportunities strategy and implement procedures to further this process.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in a health or social care discipline
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • Hold a valid Registration with a professional body (HCPC or NMC)


  • Professional management qualification at diploma level or above
  • Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2 foundation level



  • Demonstrable experience of working in a health or social care management role
  • Experience of working with people who experience mental health problems
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff
  • Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets


  • Project or change management experience
  • Clinical case management of patients with Autism and/or ADHD



  • Ability to deal with complex issues arising from managing a multidisciplinary service
  • Ability to work as an active member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to effectively manage and lead staff
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to assess clinical situations quickly and use initiative
  • Ability to build relationships across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding issues and child protection requirements/legislation and how these apply to the role
  • Ability to manage and deliver effective service redesign and change
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate familiarity with information technology in order to produce reports and statistics


  • Audit and Research skills
  • Group facilitation skills

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Jubilee Health Centre East

6 Stanley Park Rd



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