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Operational Lead

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate a passion in working within Liaison Mental Health Services. Liaison Psychiatry services address the mental health needs of people being treated for their physical needs within the general hospital in Accident and Emergency and people admitted to general acute wards.

This post is for a substantive full-time Operational Lead who will be based in Shropshire Care Group at Princess Royal Hospital.

The expectation is that the Operational Lead will work flexibly alongside the Quality Lead and together with support from the team to provide robust leadership from 8am- 2am. The Team is commissioned to assess and support people from 16 years and above.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be working closely and be part of a collective leadership with the Liaison mental health leads based at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which includes the Children and Young Person Clinical Nurse Specialist. You will be part of growing the multidisciplinary team to drive forward service developments and innovation.
  • You will demonstrate experience in managing and leading teams to supporting individual staff needs and being efficient in the day to day running of the team including, meeting national targets, providing supervision, and supporting staff to meet the clinical delivery and service needs.
  • You will also work in collaboration with general acute colleagues, CRHT, inpatient mental health wards and a range of multi-professional partners to develop the provision and quality of mental health care within a general acute setting for patients and their families.
  • A key part of this role will be leading the team through expected changes at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trusts (SaTH), being able to effectively manage expectations and conflicts with partner agencies, to work within a budget and ensure the team are kept up to date with best practice standards through training and learning experiences.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Please note, we may be required to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this position, please refer to the attached job description and specification

Interview Date: W/C 15th July 2024

Person Specification

Job Description


  • Post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience in relevant clinical, professional or managerial role
  • Evidence of ongoing continued professional development.


  • Postgraduate qualification in management and/or leadership.
  • Leadership or other organisational development training

Application form


  • Years of experience


  • Leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal Hospital



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