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Service Manager - Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This permanent posts is eligible for a £1500 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible.

We are seeking to recruit a Service Manager to manage the Paediatric Therapy service within Peterborough, delivering safe and effective high-quality services, leading on service transformation and redesign.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with highly innovative, skilled, professional teams. You will be an integral part of the leadership structure and we will support your continued professional development.

We have a strong multidisciplinary team for complex health needs (therapy services, community paediatrics, paediatric psychology, children in care team, community children's nursing, neurodisability specialist nursing, specialist family support and dietetics), alongside individual teams with a strong professional identity.

The trust operates a hybrid working model to accommodate both home working and office-based approaches.

If you feel you are the person we are looking for and would like a new challenge, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Whilst the post is funded for 0.6 wte, there is potential scope to increase hours for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

To lead and manage service delivery of Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy within Peterborough, delivering safe and effective high-quality services.

The post holder will provide compassionate leadership and expertise to deliver services working alongside Service Managers, service users and carers, and other stakeholders, maintaining effective working relationships within the teams and Directorate

The post holder will work to establish and sustain effective multi-disciplinary working within and across teams and develop effective local partnerships with key stakeholders.

The ideal candidates will have an ability to work flexibility using their initiative and should possess excellent communication skills and be confident to liaise with partners and other professionals both strategically and operationally.

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
  • To ensure that there are team systems and processes to provide a responsive and effective service to service users and carers.
  • To ensure that services are delivered within a robust clinical governance framework, monitoring and evaluating standards of care routinely in accordance with Trust governance arrangements.
  • To promote an ongoing process of service improvement within the teams.
  • Participate in the development and redesign of services with support from the Directorate Senior Leadership Team.
  • To provide leadership within the team, supporting and developing the team to provide effective services.
  • To maintain an appropriate working environment.
  • To investigate and respond to comments/complaints/incidents in line with the Trust policy and take appropriate action.
  • To ensure the service meet statutory obligations around SEND and are up to date with all relevant changes in the SEND Code of Practice

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent experience
    • Professional qualifications
    • Post qualification continuing professional development
    Experience Essential
    • Extensive experience as a senior professional or manager
    • Evidence of successful working within multi-disciplinary teams
    • Evidence of managing workload and ability to prioritise
    • Evidence of excellent understanding of community child health services, models, and outcomes
    • Evidence of effective working with service users, carers, and other key partners - internal and external
    • Experience of operational management of teams
    • Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups
    • Evidence of excellent understanding of community child health services, models, and outcomes
    • Experience in working in or managing community children's health services or related children's services
    • Experience in research and/or service evaluation work
    • Lived experience of physical and mental health
    • Evidence of supervision training &/or experience
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to physical health, mental health, and social care services
    • Evidence of leadership ability, able to influence, involve and develop individuals and teams
    • Decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to use performance management information and demonstrate understanding of performance information
    • Excellent IT skills. Ability to develop and manage databases, develop reports and presentations
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good inter-team/inter-agency working relationships
    • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
    • Experience managing feedback, investigation of complaints or similar
    • Experience in audit
    • Excellent understanding of child health clinical models
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Understanding of challenges affecting child health.
    • Demonstrate understanding of acceptance and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities
    • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
    Other Essential
    • Personal qualities will include: Approachable, Reliable, Determined, Energetic, Flexible, Engaging
    • Committed to personal and team development
    • Willingness to travel across the geographical area covered by the Trust

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