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Prison Mental Health Team Manager - �3,000 Trust welcome bonus

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places to work - if you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

We have a very exciting opportunity for a team manager to lead the mental health well being unit, which is part of our services in HMP Hull. The Wellbeing Unit is the regional enhanced mental health unit for Yorkshire prisons. It aims to treat patients with acute mental illness to prevent the need for a hospital transfer.

The team manager will be expected to lead by example, providing strong leadership while being accessible to staff. They will be flexible in their approach to managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the service maintaining agreed standards of service, and leading, motivating and developing staff.

The team will be multi-disciplinary and the successful candidate will work collectively with senior clinical staff to provide a comprehensive mental health service, navigating the challenges of a prison environment. The Team manager will work in partnership with other healthcare providers, HMPPS and internal and external Health and Justice services within the region. They will have excellent skills in communication, engagement and collaborative working and have experience of working in mental health services, preferably with knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Main duties of the job

The Team Manager will provide operational management of the Mental Health well-being unit and team, including accountability for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence-based practice. They will be pivotal in developing this service.

The successful candidate should be competent and confident with extensive experience working in Mental Health Services.

The post holder will liaise closely with their peer group of team managers in the NE and Yorkshire Prisons, which have services provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate should have experience working in Mental Health Services.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities, non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect and compassion.

*A �3,000 welcome bonus has been applied to this post for any new staff joining the Trust. This incentive is paid as follows �1,500 upon joining the Trust, �750 after year 1 and �750 after year 2

About us

A great experience for our colleagues

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.

In October 2022, we asked our staff and partners what we do well, the following are some examples
  • Good supervision structure
  • Engagement and visibility of managers
  • Level of autonomy/decision making
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Open to new ideas/projects/Quality Improvement support
  • Wellbeing support for staff
  • Communication between partners

Valuing our staff

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

The Trust offers a variety of benefits including:
  • Weekly CPD sessions
  • Access to trust wide career development opportunities
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Long service award
  • NHS pension scheme
  • 27 -33 days annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS car lease scheme
  • Full Occupational health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to employee support, independent counselling, chaplaincy
  • Mindfulness Sessions
  • Access to Coaching and mentors

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.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved 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 working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience


  • Experience working in the criminal justice services



  • Evidence of practiceSignificant 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 Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.



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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon Road



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