Open Access Mental Health Services Manager

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,275 to £31,931 a year p.a
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is a new and exciting post within Access Mental Health Service, to provide operational and strategic leadership into the Open Access Services within this portfolio, including Connection and the Retreats.

We are looking for a registered clinician and experienced leader, with a clear strategic vision around partnership working and the ability to operationally deliver services of excellence. Experience of change management, service leadership and development and senior level multi-agency working are essential.

An essential part of your role will be in building strong strategic and operational links and working relationships with a range of other services and stakeholders, and in partnership with Dorset Mental Health Forum at the Retreats. You will work closely with the Crisis and Acute Community Services Manager to build the profile of the Open Access services across Dorset, implement the recommendations of the NHS Long Term Plan, and drive future service developments in conjunction with stakeholders.

This role is offered as part time of 22.5 hours a week - flexible working requests will always be considered. The base will be St Ann's Hospital, but there is an expectation that the post holder will travel across the county to spend time at team bases and as required by service need.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior manager within the wider Access Mental Health services, supporting the Crisis and Acute Community Services Manager to ensure that the services link together to support the people of Dorset in times of crisis.

To be responsible for the efficient operational management and strategic planning of the Access Mental Health Services.

To provide line management for all operational aspects of the Access Mental Health Services, liaising with departments and teams as required.

To assist the Crisis and Acute Community Services Manager and the Community Services Manager in addressing the Trust's strategic and operational agenda as related to these services.

To ensure high quality, evidence-based practice is provided by a motivated and skilled workforce within the Access Mental Health Services.

To work closely with the Crisis and Acute Community Services Manager, Clinical Team Managers (Dorset HealthCare and the VCSE sector), Service Users, Peer Specialists and Carers to develop and ensure high quality care and treatment for our service users.

To support the implementation of nationally accredited standards relating to mental health and to embrace and develop the development of the Recovery agenda.

To facilitate and promote a culture of learning and development.

To work in partnership with Local Authorities, the Clinical Commissioning Group, the Acute Hospital Trusts, third sector organisations, Service Use/Carer forums and Community Mental Health Teams

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working in a complex organisation at senior or middle management level
  • Experience of working in an acute mental health service or similar service at Band 7 for a significant time.
  • Successful implementation of change management /service redesign
  • Experience of partnering with the VCSE sector.
  • Experience overseeing contract management with sub contractors and partner agencies
Qualifications Essential
  • Masters degree (can be in progress) or equivalent experience
  • Membership of relevant professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Relevant IT qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • Management qualification
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
  • Awareness: up to date with the NHS Agenda, national, regional and local directives
Personal attributes Essential
  • Proactive with the ability to work under pressure on their own initiative and maintain confidentiality to the highest degree.
  • Positive attitude towards the well-being of patients and service users.

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