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Community Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
We are looking for a permanent full time team manager with great people and organisational skills to be the team manager for the older adults Crisis Team based in Knaresborough. This is a stable, supportive and experienced team of clinicians with a dedicated consultant. The team operate between 8am-8pm seven days a week, providing high quality care to support patients and carers experiencing crisis or following discharge from hospital.

The team manager will work 9-5pm Monday to Friday. Previous experience of working with older adults and/or with crisis services would be an advantage however, equally important to success in this role will be the qualities and skills needed to build positive relationships, lead and support the team to deliver high quality patient care.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities will be to ensure people experience timely access to our service and receive treatment in line with our pathways and feel listened to and involved in their care. The post holder will provide effective operational management and leadership including supervision and appraisals, recruitment, managing performance and a budget, along with all other aspects of management. The successful person will be able to manage varied work demands .

We can offer you a warm welcome and a friendly community team base with great colleagues who share a wealth of knowledge and experience. We will provide ongoing support for you to develop your skills and grow your confidence and the chance to be involved in service improvement and development.

About us

You can expect ongoing commitment and support to your Continuous Professional Development and robust Supervision, Appraisal and Training.

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.

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.

If you would like to discuss the role in person in more detail or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

Cath Crawford Service Manager - 07919 091622 or Gena Hearnshaw Consultant Psychiatrist - 01423 799760

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work or relevant professional clinical qualification (ie PWP/CWP in IAPT/Getting Help services)
  • Be Educated to Master's level in leadership or a subject area relevant to the area of practice OR
  • Have equivalent clinical experience to that of masters level such as working as a band 6 (or above) in relevant clinical area with significant experience - which also includes significant experience of managing people (see below under experience), together with evidence of CPD
  • Be trained in Clinical Supervision and Providing Clinical Supervision
  • Be a Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor



  • Significant experience of managing people
  • Significant experience of working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field and working with patients who display risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with others (external partners, staff service users and their families/carers)
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Risk assessment and management and its application in practice and Working knowledge of clinical medicines management
  • Evidence of training in Quality Improvement methodology or coaching, and/or using.



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



  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies


  • Management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Alexander House

Ash Tree Road



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