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Podiatry & Adult SALT Team Manager

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting to the dual role of Podiatry and Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team Manager within Cornwall Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will have a broad range of leadership and management skills including supervision and appraisal, service improvement, managing change and delivering quality services. This post also has a key focus on new models of care, waiting list management and RTT performance.

Proposed interview date: 25th July 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Provide leadership and line management to the staff in the defined area.
  • Be responsible and accountable for leading and managing the overall operational function of the locality teams.
  • Be accountable for clinical service delivery.
  • Develop the service in accordance with local and national policy and legislation and will promote evidence based best practice.
  • Develop partnership working with statutory and voluntary organisations to aid communication and provide better outcomes for patients.
  • Deliver key performance targets and ensure commissioning requirements met.
  • Initiate, lead, drive strategic direction and manage complex organisational change processes and service development projects to meet budgetary and practice developments, includes reviewing the model of service delivery and a workforce review.
  • Ensure Safeguarding practice and escalation processes are followed.
  • Work with partner colleagues to deliver the integrated service agenda.
  • Will deputise for the senior manager or other area managers as required.
  • Will work across health, social, commissioning, education and voluntary services boundaries to maximize the quality of life for patients and drive service development.
  • Will promote the professional links with universities, colleges and schools to develop and deliver apprenticeships and encourage and support students into podiatry recognising podiatry as a profession nationally that is at risk and the implications of this for patients.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Role Requirement


  • Relevant training or qualification in operational management or equivalent experience
  • Have an approriate degree or equivalent knowledge and expertise AHP/or non AHP management/leadership qualification
  • Experience of managing human resources
  • Significant post graduate experience supplemented by specialist training and development or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge and experience of application of legislation and guidelines relevant to the role


  • Experience of service development and change processes
  • Experience of complex interaction with stakeholders to ensure effective working

Skills and Aptitude


  • Able to inspire and lead on new developments
  • Able to prioritise workload and manage stress in self and others
  • Capacity and demand skills
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Proven analytical skills in assessing both clinical and generic service risks


  • Budget management skills
  • Project management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Work base to be agreed


PL31 2QN

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