Community Team Manager- Older Person Community

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Bury St Edmunds and Surrounding Areas
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annun
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has a risen within our Community Mental Health Services; we are looking for a motivated, professional and experienced individual to support and manage our two Older People's Mental Health Teams in West Suffolk.

The teams offer community support to older adults and their families in West Suffolk who are experiencing mental health challenges. The teams are multidisciplinary, consisting of nurses, a social worker, psychiatrists, psychologist, support workers, assistant psychologist, CBT therapist, and administrators; they also regularly mentor trainee doctors, student nurses and student social workers.

You will work closely with other Older People's services, including MATS (Memory Assessment Therapeutic Service), DIST (Dementia Intensive Support Team), and teams from Wedgwood House. They will also liaise regularly with other stakeholders, e.g. the CCG, ACS and the Primary Care Networks.

As previously indicated, this is a West Suffolk wide post; NSFT have a number of bases in the area, including Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Haverhill and Newmarket. It is envisaged that the post holder will be located in one of these bases but will have the ability to travel and spend time in the other areas.

The post holder will receive ongoing support from their peers and from the Community Lead for Older People.

Main duties of the job

You will have the appropriate mental health qualification and the acquired credibility to lead and manage a team of practitioners and professionals.

This multi-disciplinary approach ensures that a person-centred service is offered. Both teams value co-production, ensuring that individuals and their families are involved in the effective delivery of the service. Alongside this, the teams also enjoy a close working relationship with ACS, local GPs, the voluntary sector and other organisations.

The post holder will play a key role in the development and delivery of this specialist service area, this will also include ensuring that supervision and CPD takes place.

If you are passionate about older persons services and think this is the opportunity to embrace a leadership role or would like to consolidate your existing experience, we would like to hear from you. If you would like to come and see the environment, meet the teams and speak with us please contact me to arrange your visit

About us

Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • Relocation package
  • NHS discounts and many more

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for the daily operational management of the team and be accountable for its performance and quality of service delivery to the relevant service lead. You will be a part of ongoing discussions to motivate and lead exciting changes to how services are accessed and delivered.

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

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary community team

  • Excellent communication, analytical and decision making skills

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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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