Skip to main content

Children's Mental Health Keyworker Service Team Lead

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

View more

Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We currently have an opportunity to join our Children's Mental Health Leadership Team, following on from a successful restructure. We have introduced a number of new Operational Team Lead posts to support developments and expansion of services:

There is an oppourtunity to work as a Learning Disability & Autism Keyworker for 18.75 hours per week in Rugeley

We support flexible working and blended working across our function. The Learning Disability and Autism Keyworker post is a job share post and ideally will include a Monday as a working day to support our team. We can agree working days in line with service needs. We have also co-produced an 'operational development programme' to support development, peer support and progression within our services.

We are seeking someone an enthusiastic Band 7 who is passionate about developing Children's service and having a positive impact on their experience and outcomes. This post offers a great opportunity for an experienced, child focussed, operational team leader to develop and enhance leadership skills and experience in the specialist field of Children's Mental Health.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing:
  • Day to day operational management and delivery of services within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensuring performance within designated trust standards including clinical, key performance indicators and financial management targets
  • Management of staff within the team, leadership, delivery and delegation of management supervision, ensuring appropriate clinical / professional supervision

All of our teams work in a multi-disciplinary way providing a mix of consultation, assessment, formulation and intervention services. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Children and Young People, strong leadership skills, team work ethics, a sense of accountability and an ability to work under pressure

Main duties of the job
  • To undertake a range of management tasks, including but not limited to recruitment and selection processes, performance management, appraisal, managing attendance and staff development
  • To work in partnership with own team, clinical and operational leads to promote good working relationships with all members of the MDT
  • To provide high visibility leadership, driving forward team developments by personal example, fostering good interpersonal relationships and encouraging high staff morale
  • To ensure that the voice of CYP and their families/carers are listened to. Suggested changes to practice are respected and where necessary, escalated to senior decision maker. Thereby embedding a 'you said, we did', ethos within the team

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description that is attached to this advertisement.

If you have any queries about the role please contact

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree or equivalent demonstrable knowledge and experience.
  • Post graduate qualification or evidence of formal courses and training at post graduate level.
  • Leadership or management training or qualification (or demonstrable experience)


  • Experience and/or evidence of formal courses and training at post graduate diploma level



  • Experience of effectively initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating operational processes.
  • Demonstrable experience in performance management.
  • Experience in the direct line management of health or social care staff.
  • Evidence of improving service delivery in line with evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrable experience of effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Demonstrate experience in performance management, supervision of others and conducting Appraisals.


  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of inputting into Health Roster system ( or equivalent electronic system to input staff absence, sickness etc)

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Anglesey house

wheelhouse road


WS15 1UL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert