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Liaison & Diversion Team Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an innovative and motivated Team Manager to support in the development, leadership and management of the Nottinghamshire Liaison and Diversion service.

The service is a community based multi-disciplinary team delivering assessment, sharing information, referring, and supporting vulnerable people of all ages at all points of the criminal justice system up until sentencing or diversion.

The service delivery is in line with the Liaison and Diversion National Operating model, though there is a lot of scope for innovative, creative thinking and implementation.

The overall aim of the service is to prevent health and social inequalities, offering support at the earliest point of the criminal justice system.

Key to this service success is close partnership working with justice agencies, health and social care and third sector voluntary agencies.

If you would like a challenge and the opportunity to be an inclusive, creative leader and manager, this job may be for you.

Main duties of the job

The Team Manager will deliver informed clinical and managerial support/advice to team members and to provide leadership and direct line management to a team of multi-professionals. The role will also have a key element in the on-going support of the various pathways within the service and wider service developments.

Suitable applicants will:

be a qualified RMN/RNLD, Occupational Therapist/AHP or Social Worker or hold professional registration (such as BPS/HCPC)have experience of working with people with mental health problems, particularly working with service users with complex presentations/engagement reliable and motivatedskilled in undertaking detailed assessments to inform the service users treatment plan and formulationbe able to demonstrate high functioning in risk assessment/managementhave skills to contain and manage high levels of emotional distress and disturbance in self and otherscompassionate, person-centered individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approachhave excellent verbal and written communication skills

Appointed applicants will have access to robust clinical and managerial supervision and career development opportunities. The service is committed to ensuring the staff in the team are well equipped to work with the complex service users accessing the service and so training is well supported and there is a range of access to robust supervision.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Support of a wide mix of staff/clinical skill: Provision of robust leadership and supportive clinical and managerial support and supervision.

Strategy and planning: To work in consultation with the Community Forensic Service Manager in implementing new service developments. Support a co-ordinated approach for the implementation of the service. Utilising of data information to improve quality and identification of areas for development.

Service development: To participate in the development of community services working in partnership with service users and carers as well as other directorate community Team Managers and Team Managers from other Liaison and Diversion services. Develop and implement effective multi-professional and multi-disciplinary team working across a range of provision. To direct and enable new ways of working, which cut across traditional professional and cultural boundaries. Seek out and develop relationships with key internal and external partners to represent the services interests and to facilitate the exchange of information. To promote and develop interagency working.

Person Specification

Knowledge / Training


  • Recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of wide range of vulnerabilities inclusive of mental health/LD needs.
  • Leadership training and/or experience.


  • Have an understanding of the purpose and role of the L& D service.



  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Experience of working in a leadership position.
  • Substantial post registration experience of working with individuals of all ages within a healthcare/social care setting.
  • Substantial post registration experience of assessing service users with a broad range of mild to moderate mental health issues.
  • Skill/experience in delivering clinical and professional supervision and understanding the importance of supervision


  • Experience of line management.
  • Experience of working in/alongside the Criminal Justice System.



  • Experience of working with complex service users with multiple vulnerabilities.
  • Awareness of the interface of the Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice Systems.
  • Experience of working in an enabling and creative way and skill/ability to motivate others.
  • Understanding, and experience of, the importance of maintaining boundaries in the workplace.
  • Ability to manage and contain distress in self/others.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster House

598 The Wells Road



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