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Deputy Team Manager

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,786 to £46,124 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Team Manager who will support the team manager to provide leadership and effective day-to-day management for our busy for Central Wandsworth West Battersea CMHT based at the well located Springfield University Hospital.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent leadership skills; an understanding of mental health needs, with a sound knowledge base, and the ability to work autonomously and under pressure. The candidate must be proficient with information technology, with particular strengths in critical problem solving, and advanced decision making. Excellent interpersonal skills are considered essential.

The work is challenging at times and we need someone who is committed, knowledgeable and creative at working through challenges in order for clients to receive excellent quality care. The team is committed to providing a service that promotes good service user experience.

Previous experience of management is preferred however, transferable clinical and managerial skills will be seriously considered. This is an excellent opportunity for personal development.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Community Team Manager role is responsible for supporting the Team Manager in operational management of a range of aspects of service delivery within the team and for clinical/managerial supervision of professional staff according to the trust values.

To Support the Team Manager in ensuring safe caring, responsive, high quality service is provided to service users, their families and carers within the clinical environment by ensuring compliance with Statutory and Regulatory requirements and Trust Policies, pathways, standard operating procedures and protocols.

Supporting the Team Manager in allocating work accordingly within the team to ensure effective and efficient use of resources to ensure service users and carers needs are met, and monitor the team's contribution and performance to the overall objectives of the Trust.

About us


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To promote, by example and leadership, a high standard of service user care, and provide effective leadership to the multi disciplinary team, developing innovative practice where appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the development and maintenance of effective multi-disciplinary communication within the team and create networks and development practices promoting effective multi-agency working in conjunction with the Team Manager.
  • To be responsible for the clinical management of the Community Mental Health Team in the absence of the Team Manager.
  • Work in conjunction with team members of all disciplines to provide a seamless, safe and comprehensive health care service
  • To be responsible for effective engagement with carers, families and/or significant others and seek to resolve any concerns or feedback in a positive and timely manner.
  • To be responsible for assessment of care need and the development implementation and evaluation of programmes of care using evidence based / service user centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To lead and participate in audit and quality assurance initiatives, with particular emphasis on a customer first approach.
  • To provide leadership for identified staff, through supervision and appraisal.

Please see Job Description for full details.

Person Specification Training & Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health/learning disability nurse (current NMC registration)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Mentorship training
  • Degree in nursing or related field
  • Diploma in psycho-social interventions, or similar post registration qualification relevant to the post
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing and managing crisis with those with a severe mental illness
  • Experience of working in a Community Mental Health Team
  • Experience of working with people who present with challenging behaviour and/or functional and organic mental health problems
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff
  • Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Experience of developing and delivering training packages with other professionals
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff
  • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess clinical situations quickly and use initiative
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Effective team worker
  • Good IT skills
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to manage and contain anxiety
  • Knowledge of medicines management - storage, administration and monitoring
  • Skills in assessment, care planning and case management
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
  • Knowledge of counseling skills, group skills, cognitive skills, and behavioural skills
  • Clear understanding of the Mental Health Act, and National Policy
  • Ability to work as an active member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of recent initiatives in nursing
  • Knowledge of our business and how it supports patient care
  • Safeguarding, principles and implementation of Safeguarding Policy
  • Research and audit skills
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Report writing skills

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