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Focused Support Team Manager - Mental Health

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity in Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) and Managed Clinical Services (MCS) for an inspirational Team Manager. Are you an experienced mental health nurse with a specific interest in Children and Young People? Would you like to co-lead and develop a unique team and service within the acute hospital setting?

The Focused Support Team support delivery of high quality care to children and young people with learning disability, autism or both and mental health within the acute hospital setting. You will lead on providing guidance, teaching and specialist knowledge to patients, carers and staff in conjunction with promoting the needs and rights of children and young people with mental health illness, learning disability, autism or both.

As Team Manager the successful applicant has a key leadership and management role within the organisation. Alongside the Team Manager for Learning Disability, you will be a specialist advisor across the hospital and build relationships within clinical settings and with external agencies, providing leadership and expertise to enable and ensure assessment, planning, evaluation and delivery of safe and effective, patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

Clinical and Professional responsibility.

Safe and effective operational management.

Provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the organisation

Line manager.

Recruitment and Retention.

Develop and implement Local and National Policy and Standards.

Education and Coaching to develop others.

Change management.

Budget control.

Key communicator and facilitator.

Ensuring the environment is conducive to well-being.

Contribute and participate in the RMCH Senior Nurse rota

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience, Skills


  • RN Mental Health
  • Relevant clinical experience and development
  • Leadership experience - supervision and training
  • Knowledge and experience in governance/legislation
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Change management experience
  • Team Management - organised/problem solving
  • MDT working


  • Teaching/Mentorship qualification/experience
  • Leadership/Management qualification
  • Experience of children and young people's mental health care
  • Experience of working with children and families within speciality in a hospital environment

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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