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Unit Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA, pro rata
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
**An exciting opportunity has become available for an aspiring manager to apply for a 6 month secondment at Tatton, a low secure unit at Tameside Hospital.

The role is for a full time position (37.5hours, Monday- Friday)

Main duties of the job

  • Management of the clinical team: ensuring that the team are working effectively both as individuals and as a team. This includes: recruitment, retention, development, and support and performance management of their staff.
  • Management of the Service User Experience: acting as the clinical lead for the unit, leading the multidisciplinary team, ensuring that their team are responsive to service user needs and that the clinical documentation is robust.
  • Management of local Governance Processes: auditing and evaluating the services as required by the Trust and Directorate policies. Reporting into the Governance and Clinical Business Unit (CBU) meetings and to the Clinical Services Manager.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The provision of effective clinical leadership to and management of ward staff. To maintain personal contact with patients, their relatives and carers. Being sensitive to their needs for respect, privacy and dignity and to act as the senior point of contact on the ward. To lead on the formulation of staff rotas to ensure the most effective use of manpower and resources in relation to service user need and ward activity. To lead on the monitoring of all staff sickness, in accordance with Trust policies. To ensure that all staff follow the guidelines identified in the Trust and National policies. To participate in the investigation of patient complaints, as per Trust Complaints procedure, aiming to settle complaints with local resolutions at ward level. When unable to do so, to communicate without delay to the Service Manager.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining their own personal development and will take a lead on achieving the training and educational objectives of junior staff, including learners, in an environment which is conducive to learning. To take responsibility for own clinical and managerial development in support of the Service Manager. To participate in the annual individual performance review of all ward staff and to assist in the formulation of personal development plans which reflect the individuals potential in meeting the ward aims. To ensure that all staff receive education and training in accordance to the requirements of PREP and Scope of Professional Practice. To ensure that all newly qualified staff receive ongoing support, through preceptorship, for at least six months. To ensure that all learner nurses have access to their identified assessor. To act as a mentor for learner nursesRecruitment and Selection Responsibilities The post holder will coordinate and participate in the recruitment and selection of staff as required. To participate in employment interviews for staff vacancies, Bands 1 to 6. To ensure that all newly appointed staff are introduced to the ward environment and receive a period of orientation and support to meet their individual needs.This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.General Duties of all post holders To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the band, when requested by Senior Staff. To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. To be aware of and work towards the Trusts strategic goals.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current registration or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Evidence of post graduate training and / or continuing professional development.


  • Leadership Course
  • Mentorship Course.
  • Clinical Supervision Training



  • Experience at Band 6
  • Supervising and professionally developing junior staff
  • Working within a Governance framework.
  • Clinical Leadership.
  • Working with high-level policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Problem solving and complex decision making.
  • Working with HR issues and serious incident reviews


  • Teaching Experience.
  • Experience of implementing effective change management.
  • Experience of working directly with NHS England, contract reporting and engaging and delivering on KPI targets



  • To be a resource for knowledge in this specialist area of mental health nursing for staff, service users and their families.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Mental Health Act, including Part III
  • Awareness of current standards and good practice guidance for for Step-down rehabilitation units.Clinical governance and the importance of this at a local level.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with external agencies including MAPPA, SOMU. Experience of working with service users who have complex needs and significant index offences..


  • Implementation of local Clinical Governance objectives and evidence of improvements in practice due to audit findings.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead a staff team through effective change, engaging and involving he nursing and wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensuring effective line management is achieved and your staff follow management processes.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • The application of the NMC code of conduct.
  • The ability to engage staff in individual and group supervision.


  • Evidence of an effective change management programme with your leadership skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Tatton Unit, Buckton Building, Tameside General Hospital

Fountain Street



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