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Neuro Rehabilitation Team Lead

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Ashford and Canterbury
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a passionate and skilled Team Leader to lead our Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team.

We are team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, nurses, rehabilitation assistants and administrators who provide rehabilitation for adults with progressive and non-progressive neurological disability.

We support discharged patients who may have had a stroke or brain injury. The team also helps support people who have a long-term condition such as MS.

We work in the most appropriate community setting, which can be at home, in a day centre or in an out-patient clinic.

Main duties of the job

You will be delivering clinical and management leadership to the team.

You'll ensure patient care is delivered to the highest standards by maintaining the teams skill mix, training and competency.

In return you will be joining an outstanding rated Trust that constantly works to improve the lives of our staff and our patients. We care for you so you can care for your patients.

Our We Care strategy means that our ambitions are to put our communities first, deliver a better patient experience and importantly, be a great place to work for all of our workforce.

These aren't just empty words either. At our Outstanding rated trust more than half of our workforce work flexibly, including compressed hours and term time only. More than 70% of our workforce feel we take positive action on health and wellbeing, and we aim to improve this. We are proud to say that we consistently score above the national average in our staff survey results, particularly for our focus on the well-being of our workforce.

And with the forward NHS vision being based on community care, there has never been a better time to join us.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. RGN, BSc Hons Education to degree level. Registered with professional body (NMC or HCPC). ENB 998 or teaching and assessing Qualification. Management/Leadership training. Evidence of continuing relevant professional development.


  • Masters level study.



  • Experience of Inter-agency working. Specialist Clinical Skills e.g. Falls / Neuro management or member of SIG. Experience of leading and managing a clinical team. Minimum of 5 years' experience in area of practice. Evidence of innovative clinical practice development. Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience. Experience of developing policy and service development plans with practical experience of change management. Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads. Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / Eroster/ RIO).



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services. Knowledge of up to date clinical practice and current issues in the health and social care economy. Research awareness. Awareness of legal/ethical issues in nursing/therapy. Awareness of Trust/CCG strategic direction and ability to incorporate this with a clear vision of patient care and service delivery. Have an understanding of quality standards and audit. Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organisational boundaries including statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations. Budgetary awareness.


  • Areas of special clinical interest. Comprehensive knowledge of service. Research and Audit.



  • 1st line management skills. Highly developed communication/leadership/ motivation/change management skills. Highly developed assessment skills. Ability to make clinical decisions and take appropriate action. Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups. Able to train, appraise and supervise others. Strong influencing and negotiating skills. Highly developed facilitation skills.


  • Presentation skills.



  • Flexible and adaptable. Committed to continued personal development. Able to maintain judgement under pressure. Personable, able to work well with others and share knowledge and skills. Loyal/open/honest. Committed to patient focused care. Creative. Motivation, drive and enthusiasm.



  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills. Ability to effectively manage staff of all disciplines and banding. Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation. Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner. Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage resources within budgetary constraints.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Trinity House and Exchange House

Ashford and Canterbury

TN25 4AZ

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