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Deputy Centre Lead/Team Leader

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for the Lambeth North Living Well Centre which is based at 332 Brixton Road in Brixton.

The Short Term Support services offer assessments and brief interventions to residents in the Borough of Lambeth aged 18 and over regardless of diagnosis. We are a part of the Lambeth Alliance, and we have a close interface with a variety of SLaM services, other statutory organisations (inc. social care) and voluntary sector.

The Lambeth Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance brings together Certitude, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Reach organisations to deliver an innovative way of providing mental health support for those who need it in the Lambeth Borough a fully integrated and coordinated mental health system which focuses on people's strengths and supports their whole health and wellbeing.

As part of our journey, to realising a fully integrated system, we have set up 3 Living Well Centres in Lambeth.

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic candidates, with strong leadership skills and a commitment to delivering high standards of care

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support their line manager in operating and developing the Living Well Centre, to include:
  • Leading and managing safe and effective delivery of the care and support for people accessing the centre, within the parameters of delegated responsibility provided by the Alliance partnership organisations.
  • Ensuring the centre workforce adheres to the principles, values and outcomes of the Living Well Network Alliance
  • Effectively meeting all delegated statutory and regulated duties - with advice and support from relevant partner organisations.
  • Improve quality, maintaining safety and leading innovative practice.

To apply for this post you must be a registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health/Learning Disability) or other professional registration e.g. Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology
  • Mentorship Course (or other relevant teaching/assessment course)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience


  • Management course



  • Substantial experience of managing clinical practice in a mental health service
  • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision
  • Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence-based practice.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice.


  • Experience of working with different client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care

Skills and Abilities


  • Skills in developing and changing clinical practice
  • Ability to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communications channels with a variety of personnel and agencies
  • Ability to enthuse others, co-ordinate and motivate a team


  • Proven ability to maintain a balance between strategic and operational management
  • Ability to support, manage and advise the team through difficult and challenging situations

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


North Living Well Centre

332 Brixton Road



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