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Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Newton Abbot
£40,057 to £45,839 a year
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The national OPD pathway is a collection of services based in prisons and probation, where NHS and HMPPS work together to increase the wellbeing and reduce the risk of offenders, whilst also improving the knowledge and attitudes of staff. The role will be split ; Outside the Box An intervention service supporting those who are stuck in the system (not willing to engage, multiple releases and recalls) or displaying behaviours that mean they aren’t able to access other services that would benefit them (self-harm, substance use). The service provides individual and group interventions in a range of modalities with a focus on the relational. This includes the development of a shared formulation with each person, as well as pro-social groups (gardening, bee-keeping), psycho-educational groups (healthy self-esteem), and skills groups (DBT skills). Support to Succeed – A community based service with two arms; one providing support to offender managers through consultation, formulation and some joint working, the other offering psychologically-informed intervention and risk management for those leaving prison. This will include a drop-in and hub service with activities and psycho-education/skills groups. The latter arm of the service is still new and is continuing to grow, allowing significant space for service development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to carry out line management of NHS staff as well as other managerial responsibilities. You will carry out clinical duties which will include holding a case load, completing formulations, 1:1 outreach as well as the facilitation of groups. You will work closely with the clinical and operational leads to ensure that the services continue to develop and as such excellent organisational skills are required. You will lead on aspects such as team meetings and recruitment, and be part of the leadership structure of the services.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to continue a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

You will work without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

The role is dynamic and challenging and works within two cohesive, motivated and enthusiastic teams. There is lots of space given to supervision, reflective practice and opportunities for training, in acknowledgement of how challenging this work can be.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more detail about the role.

We are a bespoke service with lots to offer. If you are interested in applying we would encourage you to get in touch for an informal chat or an opportunity to visit us and meet the team. Please contact Janet Swift on 01803 814848, or

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification to degree level or equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Management qualification
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of personality difficulty related issues.
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Providing clinical supervision and managing staff
  • Substantial leadership experience within forensic mental health
  • Budget management.
  • Setting up or working within a new service.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • An excellent understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • Understanding of Personality Disorder diagnosis & appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health

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