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Band 6 Deputy Team Leader - HMP Birmingham

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Deputy Team Leader (Senior staff nurse) within HMP Birmingham to join Birmingham Recovery Team. We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals who are passionate about providing high quality and compassionate care within a unique environment.

Birmingham Recovery team's role involves assessing, planning, and treating prisoners who come into custody with substance issues be that alcohol or drugs.

As an integrated healthcare service, we work collaboratively with the Psychosocial team, Primary Care and Mental Health teams. It is an exciting time for the addictions team here and we need a dynamic and eager person to join the team, bringing fresh ideas and a willingness to evolve the service.

This will provide the candidate with the opportunity to gain experience at this level- including staff supervision and support. As you may know this is a very busy time of change within the prison, an opportunity for us to maximise on those changes to make our own. This is an opportunity to be a part of those changes at a management level.

The successful candidates will need excellent communication and organisational skills and setting their own work agenda in line with the job role and Trust policies.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse who are able to work in a challenging, dynamic and recovery focused environment.

You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including the following:
  • Effective leadership and management
  • Staff supervision and appraisals
  • Rota management
  • Effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, compassion and critical self-reflection

This role requires a minimum of 12 months experience at Band 5.

Experience working within secure and offender healthcare is desirable.

As part of the recruitment process and offer of employment, HMPPS security enhanced level 1 clearance is required.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main job responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Nursing Experience


  • Qualified RMN/ RGN
  • Minimum of 12 months experience
  • Supporting statement


  • Secure and offender healthcare experience
  • Substance misuse service experience
  • Prison nursing experience

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Birmingham

Winson Green Road


B18 4AS

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