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Clinical Team Leader - Community Mental Health

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Would you like to work for an exciting, progressive team where 90% of the management team have been promoted from within?

If so this could be the job for you! An opportunity has arisen to work as one of the Mental Health Clinical Team Leaders for Brent Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). We are looking for candidates with robust clinical expertise who are also able to demonstrate progressive skills in clinical leadership and management.

Brent CMHT is one of the leading perfoming teams in the trust and were early onsetters of the community transformation which is now successfully embedded. This progressive trust supports staff to develop and creates learning opportunites for staff at all levels, believing bringing your true self to the organisation is something we can value and use positively to enhance our engagement with the various groups we serve.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Lead Brent CMHT

An opportunity has arisen to work as one of the Clinical Leads for Brent Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). We are looking for a candidate with robust clinical expertise who is also able to demonstrate progressive skills in leadership and service development.

The CMHT is an exciting area to work in as it is at the forefront of mental health transformation in line with the five year forward plan. To be considered for this post you will need to be a registered nurse and have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams who care for adults within mental health secondary care sector. You will have experience of working in community mental health and ideally have knowledge and experience of a CMHT.

The successful applicant will take the day to day clinical and team management responsibility at team level using performance management systems to ensure the effective delivery of clinical activity and quality standards to meet service specifications. You will also be expected to work in collaboration with the Operational Team Manager, Clinical Leads/Senior Practitioners and to have close working relationships with the Inpatient Service and HTT.

About us

Brent CMHT is an established team with a friendly, supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive management team and a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities. Support to prepare candidates for interview will be provided.

Brent is a place of contrast and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world-famous Wembley Arena, the new London Designer Outlet and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance. The team serves the diverse and vibrant population of Brent, named London Borough of Culture 2020 and most recently 'Council of the Year' at the LGC Awards 2020.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be required to work within the multidisciplinary team structure of the CMHT to provide creative contact and support to adults who experience Severe and Enduring Mental Health problems.

He/she will have a small caseload and take responsibility for the day-to-day co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary team clinical activities ensuring that clinical priorities are set, highest standard of care is maintained and the team caseload are regularly reviewed.

He/she will be required to supervise and support members of the clinical staff and to provide a useful resource or expertise on care co-ordination responsibilities and other aspects of day-to-day clinical operations of the service including statutory requirements/duties and complex care issues.

The post holder will further be required to provide strong clinical leadership for the team and work closely with care co-ordinators to establish and maintain high clinical care standards, ensuring that the quality of care provided is continually informed by the best evidence-based practice in conjunction with the Operational Manger and consultant.

He/She will be familiar with the data/performance requirements of the CMHT and be able to ensure that these are met by the team. He/she will take responsibility for allocating caseloads in a manner that takes full account of the needs of the service user and expertise/skills available within the team.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification either Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
  • Evidenceof Post Qualification Training relevant to Post.


  • Certificate in Leadership and management.
  • Relevant Professional qualification/training, e.g. psychosocial intervention, counselling, family therapy



  • Extensive experience of working in a mental health community setting
  • Experience of working within CMHT delivery model.
  • Experience of working with people experiencing psychosis.
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring students or junior staff.
  • Significant experience of Care Management/Care Co-ordination under CPA guidelines.
  • A team player with experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and with multiple agencies statutory or voluntary, or service providers on a range of patient care issues
  • Experience of supervision and teaching/mentoring professional staff group.


  • Experience of dual diagnosis work.
  • Experience of Relapse Prevention Work.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Sound knowledge of the concept, principles and practice of CMHT in mental health practice.
  • Knowledge of relapse prevention, psychosocial intervention and the assertive outreach model
  • Possess extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Amendments (2007), Code of Practice and related legislations.
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989
  • Possess extensive knowledge of CPA, Evidence of the ability to conduct research/audit and the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal relationship skills and appropriate diplomacy for providing care, developing and maintaining positive working relationships with service users, staff and the wider professional groups or individuals.
  • Evidence of well-developed communication skills with emphasis on effective handover/communication of client concerns and the ability to interpret and disseminate protocols, policies and procedural guidelines.
  • Evidence of well-developed communication skills with emphasis on effective handover/communication of client concerns and the ability to interpret and disseminate protocols, policies and procedural guidelines.
  • Evidence of well-developed communication skills with emphasis on effective handover/communication of client concerns and the ability to interpret and disseminate protocols, policies and procedural guidelines
  • Evidence of excellent persuasive skills and the ability to motivate and engender positive attitude amongst staff.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of issues around the delivery of mental health services to a diverse multi-ethnic population within an inner city/urban geographical area.
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.
  • Possess excellent negotiation skills and the ability to engage service users in a variety of creative ways.
  • Time management skills and ability to organise and prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Some evidence of good clinical skills/knowledge base, particularly in the areas of risk assessment, care planning, care implementation and co-ordination.
  • Working knowledge of responsibilities under Community Care Act, 2014.
  • Good Knowledge and Understanding around Safeguarding.
  • Possess proven ability in the use of Microsoft packages.


  • Knowledge of child protection issues.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Park Royal Centre for Mental Health

Central Way


NW10 7FY

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