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Community Team Manager

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting fixed term - 12 month opportunity has arisen for a key leadership and management role within the Durham and Darlington Community Rehabilitation Team. The post holder will support the Team during the post holder's maternity leave.

The community Rehabilitation team provides specialist Mental Health intensely support individuals in the community to improve their overall wellbeing and to prevent admission into Mental Health secondary mental health services.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a forward thinking innovative person with excellent communication skills and highly experienced in terms of managing a multi-disciplinary health team.

The appointed person will be a strong, dynamic leader with a proven record of effective leadership and experience of change management supporting and service improvement.

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health and/or learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through effective clinical leadership and management of the development and delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing for all service users.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of the clinical service by the clinical team.

To be responsible for the operational management of the team within budgeted resources and including the effective line management of the team.

To lead practice development and service development initiatives to ensure continual quality improvement as an integral part of the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To provide an environment and culture where patients, carers and staff can raise concerns and be confident that: they will be listened to respectfully

To provide direct patient care whilst modelling appropriate clinical behaviours to other staff

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care -our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work or relevant professional clinical qualification (ie PWP/CWP in IAPT/Getting Help services)
  • Be Educated to Master's level in leadership or a subject area relevant to the area of practice OR Have equivalent clinical experience to that of masters level such as working as a band 6 (or above) in relevant clinical area with significant experience - which also includes significant experience of managing people (see below under experience), together with evidence of CPD
  • Be trained in Clinical Supervision and Providing Clinical Supervision
  • Be a Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor



  • Significant experience of managing people
  • Significant experience of working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field
  • Significant experience working with patients who display risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with others (external partners, staff service users and their families/carers)
  • Evidence of delivering supervision
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Risk assessment and management and its application in practice
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management
  • Developing, maintaining and auditing standards of practice
  • Evidence of training in Quality Improvement methodology or coaching, and/or using.
  • Inter-agency and partnership working



  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment (depending on specialist area)
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement system (QIS) - or completion of training within agreed timescale

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Inglewood, Lanchester Road Hospital site



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