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Deputy Team Leader

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Preston East Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a Band 6 Deputy Team Leader to our busy and friendly team. The applicant must to be registered with a relevant professional body. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract. This post is suitable for registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

The team are based at West Strand House in the centre of Preston, and serves a vibrant and diverse population. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture with a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development of all staff.

This is an interesting and rewarding role in a busy service. Ideally, you will have current or previous experience in a community setting and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with complex mental health needs

Main duties of the job

The main job role is to perform duties as a keyworker. As a keyworker you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex mental health needs. You will develop Dialog+ care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community. The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty worker. This role involves managing unplanned patient work within the team, responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations and may also include assessing of new referrals.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will take on some leadership activities such as contributing to the learning and development of junior team members taking a lead on/or contributing to projects identified by the leadership team.

In return you will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision, management supervision, Team/Peer support, internal and external training opportunities and the Trust's appraisal process.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Phil Robinson. Team Manager, Preston East CMHT on 01772 401275 or

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.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Social Worker
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development



  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice



  • Previous post graduate experience
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Experienced in acting as a mentor/assessor of student staff

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


West Strand House



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