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Cluster Lead (Social Worker,Nurse or Occupational Therapist), East ATS

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The East Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS), based at Brighton General Hospital is a Specialist Secondary Community Mental Health Service, providing multidisciplinary input in the form of Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, Consultant Psychiatrists, Graduate Mental Health Practitioners / Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners, and Psychologists/Psychological therapists.

The East ATS team has close working relationships with Early Intervention Services, Specialist Personality Disorder Services, Urgent Care Services, Assertive Outreach Team, Rehabilitation Team and Inpatient/Acute Services. There is also a close connection with our primary care colleagues in the Wellbeing Service, the Emotional Well-Being Service and Third Sector organisations through triage and shared packages of support.

We are looking for an innovative and skilled Band 7 Lead for East ATS. The post holder will show a commitment to developing the cluster they are assigned in line with the National Framework for Community Mental Health, and demonstrate a drive to support the team's well-being and effectiveness as well as providing senior leadership to the team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will need to have substantial clinical experience within a community mental health setting, demonstrate leadership acumen, and be able to work collaboratively across a range of partners. You will have a strong sense of teamwork, be able to demonstrate how you have worked productively within a team, and describe the values that matter to you. You will need to embrace the use of performance measures to help to achieve agreed targets and support the team, through supervision arrangements, to provide assurance around care planning, risk assessment and participation.

The post will include the coordination of referrals, allocations, delegation of clinical work and communication relating to a designated cluster team. The successful applicant will hold a limited caseload within an agreed job plan, provide supervision to staff and work closely with other Cluster Leads, Team Leaders and medics to deliver a quality and safe service.

You will need to have a lot of initiative, creativity, flexibility, a good sense of humour, and to know how to engage with people to bring the best out of them. In return you will be offered comprehensive induction, supervision, access to coaching and Quality Improvement and the chance to join a friendly, fully resourced and caring team.

About us

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Living & Working in Brighton:
  • Be spoilt for choice with Brighton's iconic seafront, vibrant lanes and array of shops and attractions
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns on your doorstep
  • Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including the renowned Devils Dyke and South Downs National Park

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification -Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in relevant 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


Community Mental Health Centre

Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove



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