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PDCS Team Manager

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual with strong leadership qualities, excellent communication skills and the motivation to progress and gain further experience, for our Team Manager post in the Personality Disorder Community Service.

This post is based in either Peterborough or Cambridge, but at times will involve travel across Cambridgeshire.

The service is a NICE compliant specialist outpatient service which operates across all four localities within CPFT. The service has undergone an innovative redesign and is embarking on an exciting phase of delivering a high quality service which strives for excellence for its service users. We provide evidence based treatment protocols for clients with moderate to severe personality disorder which cover three main areas of impairment that the illness can present namely psychological, occupational & social, with a specific focus on managing high chronic risk.

The treatment protocols are based on models of MBT, DBT and the Model of Human Occupation. There is an ethos of compassion for the lived experience of personality disorder and therapeutic optimism for long term recovery that runs throughout. We also offer consultation and training for services, as well as close working with GP's and primary care. We are committed to staff training, service evaluation and research.

Main duties of the job

This post is part of a leadership and management team that oversees and delivers the clinical, professional, and strategic aims of the service. You'll be joining a supportive leadership team that aims to enable high-quality services, provide development opportunities, and support staff to reach their potential.

This is an exciting career opportunity for experienced mental health professional to broaden their knowledge base and gain managerial experience. Our services focus on supervision and reflection, and we operate with a full team approach to treatment. We are looking for dynamic team players who have a demonstrable commitment and enthusiasm for working with individuals who have mental health difficulties and understand the impact it can have on their quality of life.

The main duties will involve overseeing and managing staff, conducting performance evaluations, hiring new employees, and ensuring the smooth daily operations of our services. It will also be important to ensure that people receive access to our services promptly and receive treatment following our established procedures.

Additionally, there may be opportunities to participate in the evaluation and implementation of clinical interventions and addressing patient needs.

We offer comprehensive support and training for career development, including opportunities to enhance your leadership and management skills and obtain relevant qualifications.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

We are searching for an individual with exceptional skills in self-management and organisation, who is confident in collaborating with and leading a team. Good IT skills and an understanding of data are necessary for the role. The role may require working independently, but regular support and contact will be provided by other team managers and the service manager.

The Team Manager will oversee the service and support the delivery/review and development of the care pathways.

You will be working closely with the senior clinical leadership, including the Consultant and Principal Psychologists and to think with those team leaders how we can make processes smoother and eliminate repetition and delays in the service user journey.

A key part of your role will be to lead a team that will be delivering psychoeducational groups and structured short-term interventions.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operational aspects of the service ensuring clinical governance arrangements are in place providing clinical leadership for the service and supporting the day-to-day functioning of the team.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Clinical Psychologist/Social Work qualification
  • SSSA/Mentor qualification/ ENB 998 or equivalent
  • HCPC or NMC Professional registration
  • Professional qualification which supports the ability to provide psychological interventions or advanced clinical training i.e. CBT, CAT, DBT.
  • Evidence of continued personal and professional development.


  • BABCP accreditation
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Mental health-related MSc



  • Significant post-registration experience in working with people with complex health problems and mental health needs
  • Evidence of experience in service evaluation and improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience working on a quality improvement project.
  • Demonstrated experience of providing psychological therapy.
  • Experience in supervising staff.
  • Experience in developing user and carer involvement strategies in service evaluation, development and the recovery process.


  • Considerable experience in managing teams and staff
  • Quality Improvement training and project management experience
  • Experience with more than one leadership role
  • Further training in team management/leadership

Skills & Abilities


  • Competent IT skills including Word, outlook, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professionals.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • High level of self-awareness, recognising own strengths and limitations.
  • Ability to manage change and deal with conflict/stressful situations.
  • Ability to follow instructions & support junior & senior staff.


  • Demonstrated experience in investigating SI's/complaints
  • Experience in developing and leading new initiatives within the clinical care environment

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Advanced experience of leadership and managing teams.
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use.
  • Good knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs.
  • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery.


  • Knowledge of practical application and use of psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of service improvement models and its application.
  • Knowledge of leadership theories.

Physical Requirements/Other


  • Ability to travel independently
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to foster good interagency working.
  • Willingness to embrace the integrated model and new ways of working.
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Personality Disorder Community Service

17 Bridge Street



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