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Prison Mental Health Team Manager

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

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Team in HMP Frankland.HMP Frankland is a High Secure prison housing sentenced adult males.

The mental health team work across all aspects of the prison, working closely with wider healthcare colleagues and partner organisations within and outside of the prison.

Main duties of the job

To join our leadership team, we are looking for an experienced Manager who will provide operational leadership to the team, working collaboratively with partners and and patients to deliver excellent care within a complex and specialist environment.

The team is made up of a range of different professionals and specialties, supported by a leadership focused on embedding the ethos of clinically led and operationally enabled.

The Team Manager is responsible day to day operational oversight of the team, including line management responsibilities of appraisals, personal development planning, training, management of sickness absence, HR processes, performance management, recruitment and selection decisions and high level planning and prioritising of departmental workload.

About us

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

All staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Continuous professional development is important to us. Once you're comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.

On site there is free parking, two staff gyms, a caf and a number of other fantastic amenities.

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
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience


  • Experience working in Forensic Mental Health or other secure setting.



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge to post- graduate level equivalent, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.



  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Frankland Prison



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