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Team Manager, Bridgwater Community Mental Health Service

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting development opportunity has arisen to join our management team in the Community Mental Health Service in Bridgwater.

We are looking to recruit a registered professional (RMN, OT or social worker) with existing leadership and/or management experience.

This is an exciting time to join a thriving and innovative Mental Health Trust that has received significant investment for mental health services in Somerset and is a trailblazer site for the Community Mental Health Framework.

This enables us to offer an excellent service to people with mental health difficulties ensuring that people can have the right help at the right time, in the right place, operating a no 'wrong door' ethos.

We have recently been recognised for this dynamic way of working and have been awarded the 'Collaborating for Improvement National Improvement Award' from the NHS Big Conversation for Improvement as well as Mental Health Trust of the Year.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership and management of the Bridgwater Community Mental Health Service team, providing services to patients in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints.

Within this role you will work alongside existing team managers to support the delivery of community mental health service. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the transformation of services whilst supporting day to day functioning of a community Mental Health Service.

As part of the role will continue to ensure a high standard of care and treatment for patients and to work with other members of the team and other agencies to best meet the patients' health and social needs.

You will play an active role in the development of services in line with the Trust's Strategy and Business Plan and willprovide management supervision to staff within the team as well as providing strong clinical leadership.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Relationships
  • Service Users
  • Families and Carers
  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Ward/Team Nurse Manager
  • Recovery Partners
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Profession
  • Consultants
  • Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise Partners
  • Doctors in training (Trust Grades and Trainees)
  • Other members of the Unit/Team
  • Experts by Experience

The post holder will liaise and work in partnership with voluntary agencies, GPs, acute inpatient services, home treatment teams, other community mental health services, primary care, out of hours GP service, Emergency Duty Team, Community Directorate, housing providers, substance misuse services, NHS Direct and the Safeguarding Children Team.

Please refer to the Job Description for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
Knowledge Essential
  • oDemonstrable capacity and capability for operational/clinical service management, including staff management, financial management and change management.
  • oExperience of working across organisational boundaries in a health care setting
  • oExperience of delivering care in a community setting and providing a range of diverse services
Skills Essential
  • oAble to provide advice which at times can be complex and sensitive with regard to service delivery, development and quality improvement
  • oAble to deliver to targets and deadlines
  • oAptitude and confidence for working with a rapidly changing environment.

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