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Deputy Team Leader

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately qualified and experienced practitioner to develop leadership skills as a Deputy Team Lead within the Talking Therapies Leadership Team. The role, which is a full time post of 37.5 hours per week, offers the opportunity to gain considerable experience in service development, managerial, and additional supervisory skills.

You will join a friendly and supportive clinical and managerial leadership team that also includes a CBT lead, Counselling lead, PWP lead, consultant clinical lead, Strategic manager/training academy leads and Team Leads.

We are looking for applicants with substantial experience of working within the field of mental health and ideally some knowledge and experience of working within an IAPT service, working with complex client presentations, and providing formal clinical supervision / mentorship to qualified clinical staff.

You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality therapy and have excellent interpersonal qualities time management skills an ability to work autonomously and in a team and an enthusiasm for working in an ever-developing IAPT environment.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work alongside the clinical and managerial leadership team, providing additional support to Team Leads and Clinicians alike within the respective teams. The post-holder will need to be available to work full-time Monday-Friday.

NHS Talking Therapies offer a hybrid working pattern however there is an expectation to work from base at least 50% of the working week.

The post holder will receive regular managerial supervision and support and join other senior clinicians within the service.

Talking Therapies provide rapid, accessible mental health screening, assessment and treatment to individual's presenting with common mental health disorders, whilst enabling people accessing the service to have a collaborative role in the choice of intervention they receive.

Our services are underpinned by a philosophy of mental health promotion, health recovery, choice, empowerment and personal responsibility.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • oPost Graduate qualification experience in mental health setting ie CMHT, IAPT etc
  • oMust hold relevant professional qualification ie RMN, ASW, IAPT Approved
  • oDocumented evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)



  • oSpecialist knowledge on mental health issues and how these impact on the individual, carer's and the wider community.
  • oExpertise in current best practice in Adult Mental Health , and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation
  • oKnowledge and application of mental health assessments and interventions using clinical reasoning
  • oDetailed knowledge of relevant legislation its impact on current practice.



  • oFamiliarity with audit processes
  • oUse of evidence-based practice
  • oExtensive clinical experiences including individual and group

Skills and Abilities


  • oExcellent written and oral communication skills.
  • oExcellent presentation and training skills
  • oAbility to work autonomously and set own and others' priorities
  • oAbility to influence and inspire innovative and effective practice in others.

Work Related Circumstances


  • oCommitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice.
  • oCommitment to lifelong learning
  • oGood time Management skills
  • oAbility to work from base

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Talking Therapies South Lakes

Murley Moss



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