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Prison Mental Health Team Manager - �3,000 Joining Bonus

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston upon Hull
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places to work - if you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

Would you like to be instrumental in establishing and managing a newly developed prison mental health service in HMP Hull?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Team in HMP Hull as a Mental Health Team Manager. HM Prison Hull is a Category B men's prison, located in the city of Hull.

The team manager will be expected to lead by example, providing strong leadership while being accessible to staff. They will be flexible in their approach to managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the service maintaining agreed standards of service, and leading, motivating and developing staff.

Team managers will work in partnership with other healthcare providers, HMPPS, internal and external Health and Justice services within the region. They will have excellent skills in communication, engagement, collaboration and have experience of working in mental health services, preferably with knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Main duties of the job

Operational management of a Mental Health Team, including accountability for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence-based practice, while supporting staff development and well-being.

The successful candidate will work collectively with senior clinical staff to provide a comprehensive mental health service, navigating the challenges of a prison environment.

The post holder will liaise closely with their peer group of team managers in the NE and Yorkshire Prisons. They will also be supported by a service manager and receive supervision and professional development opportunities.

The successful candidate should have experience working in Mental Health Services.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities, non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect and compassion.

A �3,000 joining bonus has been applied to this post for any new staff joining the Trust. This incentive is paid as follows �1,500 upon joining the Trust, �750 after year 1 and �750 after year 2.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

A informal discussion or visit is encouraged so please get in touch to arrange

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience


  • Experience working in health and justice services



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge to post-graduate level equivalent, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.



  • Manage a team effectively
  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon road

Kingston upon Hull


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