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Team Leader - OPMH CMHT

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
29 Jun 2024
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Team Leader to join the Basingstoke OPMH CMHT,

You will work closely with the wider clinical leadership team to ensure the provision of excellent patient care alongside a supportive and empowering team culture.

You will be highly motivated, with a proven clinical record and have a strong belief on service improvement, quality and development. You will have established leadership skills and experience in of community mental health, as well as excellent communication and liaison skills to engage and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across the services.

We work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is in place and that our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop.

Further enquiries and informal visits are welcome

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The primary function of this role is to provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the team. However, it may be appropriate for the post holder to carry a small caseload of service users, for example in the delivery of a specialist intervention.

To provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the integrated clinical team, monitoring workload, allocating duties and ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively.

To supervise the day-to-day work of the clinical team, and provide expertise and guidance in complex and high risk cases, in line with Trust and Local Authority policies and procedures

To champion a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care, providing a role model to the rest of the team.

To take a proactive approach to caseload supervision and management to ensure that practitioner skills are matched to clinical need, and that service users are able to 'flow' through pathways of care.

To deputise for the CMHT Manager as required.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • - Relevant professional qualification. Mental Health Nurse with appropriate registration with NMC.
  • - Experience of care coordination and the role and function of a Community Mental Health Team.


  • Evidence of other development and/or training which indicates a commitment to continuous development and preparation for management
  • Able to illustrate examples of service development initiated by the candidate
  • Willing to acquire and apply the knowledge associated/prescribed by legislation and County policy for Equal Opportunities.



  • - Previous experience in the effective and positive management of complex and high risk cases.
  • - Ability to demonstrate a commitment to multi disciplinary team working.
  • - Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other agencies
  • - Willingness to demonstrate the potential for 'change management' approaches which extend
  • existing practices
  • - Exposure to, understanding of and competence in IT facilities and systems associated with service users, budgets and management information.
  • - Demonstrate planning skills, e.g. in terms of resource allocation and funding.
  • - Demonstrate an understanding of, and a commitment to the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation.
  • - Commitment to attend staff training and participate in own development through supervision
  • and performance development.

Additional Criteria


  • - Patient and Person Centred
  • - Valuing Achievement
  • - Able to manage, supervise and direct a multi-disciplinary team and support staff as appropriate.
  • - Able to prioritise workload and manage team capacity according to demand.
  • - Able to demonstrate the ability to communicate both in writing and orally, complex matters clearly and concisely, using appropriate methods to a wide spectrum of people including staff and users.
  • - Working knowledge of the appropriate legislative framework e.g. Children's Act, Community Care Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Chronically sick and Disabled Persons Act and Housing Grants and Regeneration Act, Direct payments Act, Carers Act and Disability Discrimination Act.
  • - To demonstrate a flexible, adaptable attitude, particularly with regard to being able to meet complex and disparate client needs flexibly while maintaining appropriate standards and boundaries.
  • - Requires an understanding of Health and Safety issues and a willingness to undertake training where appropriate.
  • - Ensure the Health and Safety policies of the parent agencies are implemented.
  • - Knowledge of financial and care management IT systems.
  • - Able to use IT systems in the Social or Health Care Professions.
  • - Flexible in deployment and work bases.
  • - Able to cope with the demands of this post in this working environment
  • - Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.
  • - Requires commitment to, and understanding of Equal Opportunities issues. To set an example of non-discriminatory behaviour and to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable that staff act in accordance with the parent agencies policies on Equal Opportunities.
  • - To demonstrate a high level of awareness of the issue of diversity and to be able to take a lead in ensuring that the diverse needs of the client group can be met.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands House

London Road



RG21 4AP

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