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MHST Operational and Clinical Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! We have developed an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and now looking to appoint enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.

As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.

We are excited to be advertising for three Band 7 Operational and Clinical Team Manager for MHST and CWP, to support either our North Devon, Torbay, or Teignbridge/ South Hams teams.

The successful post-holders will be joining a growing early intervention pathway within CAMHS working with mild to moderate presentations of anxiety and low mood as well as offering whole-school approach support. The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) pathway currently consists of EMHPs and Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) and is a growing service covering Devon and Torbay. To find out more about the national MHST offer, please see the CFHD website and read through the Green Paper on the developing MHST service.

Interviews will be held on 4th June

Main duties of the job

As the Team Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the teams, ensuring the smooth delivery of mental health support services to our clients. Your main duties will include supervising and supporting the clinical staff, managing team schedules and caseloads, and maintaining effective communication within the teams. This role requires strong leadership skills, a solid understanding of the MHST and CWP offer, and the ability to foster a positive and inclusive team culture. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals and families, we invite you to join our dynamic team and contribute to the enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in our community.

About us

Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust ( )

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon.

CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.

Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our children and young people say

We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification



  • A professional qualification at degree level or equivalent (Psychological profession, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Social Worker, Qualified Teacher etc.).
  • Active registration or appropriate accreditation with professional body (NMC, HCPC, BACP Registered, UKCP - Registered, BABCP - Accredited).
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff.


  • Management qualification.



  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of complex needs
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level
  • Working within a community childrens service setting
  • Extensive experience of providing clinical supervision and managing staff


  • Budget management
  • Extensive experience of leading a clinical team
  • Setting up or working within a new service

Knowledge, skills and abilities


  • An excellent understanding of the Mental Health Act and mental health presentations in children/young people across the age range
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with large groups
  • Able to produce well written reports


  • An excellent understanding of Early Intervention and Prevention practice
  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Understanding of CYP-IAPT principles and application to practice

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Integrated Childrens Services

Fishleigh Road

Roundswell Business Park



EX31 3UD

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