Band 8b Service Manager - Secure Services, Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Prison and Forensic
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking candidate with great leadership qualities, to continue to drive and improve quality and person centred care across Secure Services, from in-patient to community teams. Working collaboratively is essential as we look to deliver excellence in care delivery.

The post holder will be expected to lead, and be directly responsible for, delivering excellence, working as part of the senior management team, establishing ownership for service development, managing the leaders of the service and delivering commissioned activity.

Main duties of the job

Operational responsibilities for Secure Services: there are ten in-patient wards, across Low and Medium Secure Services as well as three community services supporting transitions in and out of in-patient services.

Contributing to the LDU Business Plan to ensure delivery of key targets in relation to service performance, integrated governance, workforce planning, partnership development and financial sustainability.

Direct line management of modern matrons and heads of allied health professions

Working closely with South West Provider Collaborative

Financial responsibilities

Service development and planning

Close working relationships with service-users and carers to ensure excellence in clinical care

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQIA+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Service Manager will contribute to the achievement of Corporate and locality (LDU) objectives by leading effective operational management for agreed service area of responsibility. They will deliver work across a large and diverse range of communities within a complex commissioning environment.

The post holder will contribute to the development of the identity and structure of the LDU ensuring clear accountability within their local areas and establishing clear accountability for all key result areas and performance management arrangements to ensure effective service delivery. The Service Manager will work in close partnership with Service Users, Carers, Clinical Staff, Trust performance Management and Finance Staff, Corporate Services, Human Resources, Primary Care, Independent and Not for Profit Organisations in the delivery of operational services.

The post holder will share LDU corporate responsibility in relation to:
  • Financial duties;
  • Obligations under Health & Safety and Fire Safety;
  • Policies for clinical and organisational risk management;
  • Strategies for modernisation, innovation and sustainability.

Person Specification Experience managing teams Essential
  • Post graduate leadership / management qualification
  • Experience working with commissioners to deliver services
  • Experience leading and managing change
  • Experience delivering services within financial envelope
  • Ability to prioritise a range of tasks and activities
  • Experience developing new ways of working
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent awareness of EDI issues
  • Experience of managing in-patient services

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