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Duty Team Leader

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with relevant experience in Mental Health to join the Southern Health Perinatal Service.

The Perinatal Community Team provides a specialist community service for the assessment and treatment of women with severe mental health problems in pregnancy and up to 2 years postnatal.

We have the expertise to be able to predict and prevent postnatal illness for pregnant women who have a history of significant mental illness. The team also provides advice and information for women with a less severe mental illness in the perinatal period to primary care providers.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated Duty Team Leader with an interest in the field of Perinatal Mental Health. The right applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Duty Team within the busy Perinatal Community Team, which encompasses Brief Intervention, Rapid Response, and the overall duty function. The Duty Team Leader will be supporting the development of this pathway and be responsible for ensuring the team are working efficiently and providing the highest standards of care. You will be supporting and guiding the nursing team with their work and striving to improve service delivery and access rates.

The Rapid Response function reviews referrals from all health professionals, and if found that there are present red flags, which indicate high-risk or evidence of psychosis and other distress, then a nurse will contact the person within two working days to assess if a person requires an assessment at home. It is also at this time that other support can be considered, medication advice, referral for admission etc. However, it may be that contact is made and the crisis has passed, to which the pathway options should be followed.

The team base is at Melbury Lodge which is located in Winchester, however the service covers the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Therefore the duty function also covers all areas of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire.

Car Driver is essential.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • RGN/RM/RMN/DiPSW/OT Qualification
  • Car Driver Essential

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Southern House




SO21 2RU

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