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Team Manager - Community Paediatrics

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Team Manager to manage our stable well established award-winning Community Paediatric Service.

The Community Paediatric Department provides care to children and young people up to the age of 18 years with range of physical health and neurodevelopmental problems like Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Impairment, Down Syndrome, Autism and ADHD. The team works closely with therapy services and CAMHS to provide nationally recognised integrated model of service in Peterborough. The team consists of paediatricians, paediatric psychologists, nursing staff, specialist practitioners, child & family support worker and health care assistant. We are based in a purpose-built Child Development Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly innovative integrated neurodevelopment and disability service. You will be an integral part of the leadership structure and we will support your continued professional development in management, leadership, continuous service improvement and digital transformation.

The trust operates a hybrid working model to accommodate both home working and office-based approaches. You will receive excellent support from the service manager and the lead clinician.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have the positive attitude and embrace our team culture.

Main duties of the job

Provide inspirational operational management and leadership to the team, ensuring effective implementation and on-going delivery of trust pathways and protocols in order that the team can deliver safe and effective, high quality compassionate services.

Clinical requirement: Depending on the experience and skills of the applicant clinical work can be undertaken in complex physical health or neurodevelopmental pathways. Clinical requirement can be up to 20% of role to maintain professional registration, if applicable.

Community Paediatric referral Management

Work in partnership with the lead clinician, the service manager and other senior staff to establish effective multi-disciplinary working within the team and the wider children's service.

Lead on the recruitment, appraisal, and supervision of non-medical staff, operating within the available resources to achieve the required targets.

Lead on the establishment, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the service manager ( and the lead clinician ( to discuss the post.

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 receive management supervision from Service Manager or equivalent.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person-centred outcomes for the C&YP.
  • To lead on service user participation and involvement.
  • To lead on Quality Improvement.
  • To maintain CPD and ensure professional development of others.
  • To oversee the response to requests for Education, Health, and Care planning advice.
  • To represent the department at Early Support Pathway meetings
  • To ensure all staff are participating in Trust appraisal, objective, and review process.
  • Ensure all staff in the team receives appropriate supervision, liaising with professional leads as required.
  • Ensure staff are accessing and complying with Trust Mandatory training.
  • To manage and supervise non-medical members of the team.
  • To chair meetings and provide cover for the Service Manager as needed.
  • To provide leadership within the team, working with relevant professional and pathway leads and Service Managers for the planning and delivering of the service.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and within current quality initiatives within the area of work.
  • To lead on recruitment and selection process of non-medical staff.
  • To develop and maintain the delivery of supervision process for team members.
  • To monitor the caseload in team ensuing adherence to Trust pathways and protocols.
  • To ensure staff within team are compliant with regulatory bodies.
  • Deputise for Service Managers for specified absence periods.
  • Ensuring the identification, recording and use of relevant performance data
  • Uses knowledge of business and management principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resources.
  • To promote accountability for practice and strives to attain the highest standards.
  • To promote and uses evidence-based approaches to practice management
  • To ensure that services are delivered within an appropriate clinical governance framework, monitoring and evaluating standards of care, and to raise concerns with service Manager as necessary including through active use of the Risk Register.
  • To undertake investigations of complaints, clinical reviews and Serious Incidents as agreed with the Service Manager, liaising with professional leads to interpret relevant professional standards
  • Participates in promoting quality through development of collaborative and innovative approaches to health care delivery.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Qualifications and HCPC/NMC registration (nursing, social work or allied health professional)
    • Demonstrate continuous professional development
    • Post qualification continuing professional development, post-graduate clinical, management and or leadership qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of staff management and evidence of application of managerial skills and knowledge
    • Evidence of successful partnership working with other professional groups
    • Evidence of delivering supervision and training
    • Evidence of effective working with service users
    • Sound knowledge of local safeguarding policies and procedures
    • Experience of working within Children's Services and wider stakeholder groups
    • Experience in research and service evaluation work
    • Evidence of project management experience
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Specialist knowledge of policy and legislation relating to child health and social care services.
    • Evidence of leadership ability, able to influence, involve and develop individuals and teams.
    • Strong ability to innovate and implement change
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Evidence of ability to manage workload and ability to prioritise
    • Evidence of the skills required for analysis and interpretation of complex facts or situations
    • Ability to use performance management information and demonstrate understanding of performance information
    • Good understanding of Continuous Service Improvement methodology
    • IT literate - able to use Microsoft Office, clinical systems, email and /or willingness to learn
    • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups), both internally and externally
    • Able to multitask and mentally adapt to different, unpredictable situations
    • Experience in audit
    • Experience of managing feedback, investigation of complaints or similar
    • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
    • Training in Continuous Service Improvement methods
    • Experience of Digital Transformation
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Ability to demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to successfully lead and develop a team.
    • Ability to foster partnership working relationships.
    • Able to demonstrate an understanding, acceptance of and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities.
    • Recognise peoples' right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    Other Essential
    • Ability to travel
    • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
    • Approachable, reliable and flexible
    • Committed to personal and team development
    • Willingness to embrace integrated service models and new ways of working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude

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