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Operational Manager - Healthcare Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you like working as part of a team? Thrive when being challenged and supported to be your best, we have just the opportunity!

Lansdowne Secure Children's Home in East Sussex is a national provision offering support and care for male and female young people aged between 10 and 17 years old whose behaviours present a significant risk of harm to themselves or to others.Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an exceptional person with the ability to inspire, lead and develop the integrated health and wellbeing service delivery within Lansdowne Secure Children's Home, ensuring that young people have access to the services and support they need to meet their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing needs.We are looking for an operational manager with a specialist public health or mental health or children's nursing background with proven ability to provide the leadership and management in a multidisciplinary team.This role can consider B7-B8a development opportunities to grow our own leaders of the future.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Operationally lead the healthcare team at Lansdowne whilst working in partnership with SPFT, NHSE and East Sussex colleagues.

To work effectively within a multidisciplinary setting, holding self and colleagues to account appropriately and demonstrating personal commitment to integrated (managerial/professional) leadership.

Achieve an agreed set of health and social care performance targets.

Provide services within the agreed financial resources and achieve all financial targets, including cost efficiency savings ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness.

To contribute in the planning and delivery of service objectives, managing specific change projects as required, ensuring customer focus, consistency, quality, and cost effectiveness.

Respond to Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs), complaints and communications, ensuring timely and thorough investigation, effective communication of recommendations and closely monitoring actions to ensure they are fully

Deputises for the General Manager and colleagues as required.

About us

In return, you will be joining a friendly and forward thinking multi-disciplinary team, who are dedicated to providing high quality services which complement the work done by our wider CAMHS colleagues. In addition to the full package of benefits that working in the NHS brings, you will receive tailored support for your personal and professional development, and regular supervision.

Our offer is for a career not just a job, based in East Sussex. You would work within a team and a trust focused on delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff. Rated overall as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and as outstanding' for being caring, we are a trust that makes a difference.

This is a permanent, full time post (37.5 hours per week). The job requires travel across Sussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will bring
  • A passion and commitment to the delivery of high quality health services within CAMHS.
  • Compassionate and flexible leadership approach
  • Commitment to staff wellbeing and development
  • High personal resilience and a can-do attitude
  • Tenacity to innovate and develop solutions to the challenges we face.
  • Experience of quality improvement and project management
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A track record of meeting key performance objectives within a community health setting
  • Proven ability to successfully lead multi-disciplinary clinical teams
  • Clinical experience would be beneficial either of working in CAMHS or crisis teams

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree/ diploma level with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Clinical/post graduate management qualification to masters or equivalent level of experience and proven ability to perform at this level



  • Extensive experience of and demonstrable achievement in managing health/social care services.
  • Experience of working in a CAMHS or Children's Services Team.
  • Management of resources and good track record with change management, efficiency savings and financial recovery plans.
  • Experience of managing a diverse practitioner team (multi-site).
  • Measurable track record in involving and motivating staff to improve performance.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Lansdowne Secure Children's Home

Hawks Road,


BN27 1NP

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