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Clinical Team Leader - Community Adult - £3K Welcome Bonus

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you confident in taking the lead when faced with issues?

Do you work well with people and teams?

Have you got experience of leadership in a mental health environment?

Do you have the skills to grow and maintain a confident team, with positive values and standards that strive for the best patient centred care?

If you have said yes to these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you to develop your career ...

Our Community Adult Service in Stowmarket currently provide community support / interventions, as part of the Care Plan Programme Approach for individuals aged 24 upwards. Moving forward you will play an important role in shaping the service as part of the transformation agenda for East Suffolk.

We are looking for someone who can lead by example and demonstrate good collaborative working, placing emphasis on the Recovery Model. This is an exciting time within NSFT to be part of creating a new way of working which will include developing close working relationships with other NSFT teams and alliance partners.

Main duties of the job

As the Clinical Team Leader role, you will be responsible for the operational management of a range of aspects of service delivery within the team and for clinical / managerial supervision of professional staff.
  • To ensure a responsive, high quality service is provided to clients, their families and carers within the clinical environment.
  • Maintain compliance with key performance indicators. Develop any Quality Improvement initiatives that could improve outcomes.

The Clinical Team Leader will provide professional governance and leadership within their area. They will deputise for the Deputy Service Manager as required.

About us

You will be suitably qualified / registered as a Nurse / Social Worker or Occupational Therapist and be able to evidence your knowledge of mental health by your level of experience in both clinical and leadership roles, particularly as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Your experience of leading service development and the ability to competently assess risk will be essential as will your excellent communication, analytical and decision making skills.

We offer a supportive team environment where you will develop your own knowledge of psychosocial interventions and positive health promotion, with first-hand experience of engaging service users within a community based setting.

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Job responsibilities

The Clinical Team Leader role is responsible for the operational management of a range of aspects of service delivery within the team.

Responsible for the line management of identified staff within the team, to include CPD, performance management, staff appraisals and relevant HR issues.

Responsible for the proactive recruitment of new staff and maintaining delegated staff wellbeing / retention.

Responsible for the effective use of the delegated aspects of the team budget.

To lead the development of effective mental health care pathways within the team.

Lead / support service evaluation and audit systems.

Responsible for the review / development of service wide policies and protocols.

Support the establishment of partnerships and networks with key stakeholders

Deputise for Deputy Service Manager as required


You will be accountable for own professional actions.

Effective personal planning and organisation of daily work-load.

Flexible working and manage own working time effectively and accordingly to service demands.

Practice autonomously in making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action,

Managing and providing a high quality of care.

Maintain respectful, effective professional interpersonal relationships with others.

To attend all mandatory training as required by the Trust and to undertake further training and updating as required to carry out the role.

Initiate, create and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers, ensuring that practice is patient centred.

Promote the involvement of patients and carers in the development of the care pathway.

Ensure that all patients are given full explanation on their care pathway / treatment options and no decision is taken forward without their consent.

Undertake surveys and audits.

Regularly be involved in various research studies where the opportunity arises.

**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip SW or Dip OT or equivalent, or HCPC registered

  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
  • ILM certificate in management or equivalent

  • Able to demonstrate experience at a senior clinical level including staff management/supervisi on experience
  • Experience of working within a multi disciplinary team
  • Evidence of providing leadership in a Mental Health care environment including service development
  • Experience with risk assessment and ongoing management

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent assessment skills, relevant to profession
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills
  • Care planning skills
  • Competent and effective treatment skills
  • - Able to effectively prioritise own work load

  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
  • Build on / develop further knowledge of psychosocial interventions
  • Build on / develop further specialist knowledge of health promotion and recovery
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines

  • Ability to travel

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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