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Operational Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Psychological Therapies Division is offering 2 exciting Operational Managerial roles. We have one substantive post within the Trafford IAPT Service based in Altringham and a 12 month Maternity Leave cover within the Central Manchester IAPT Service Based in Chorlton.

GMMH Psychological Therapies Division is a large IAPT reporting service for people experiencing common mental health disorders. We consist of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Counsellors, Mental Health Practitioners and Psychologists. We are committed to reducing the suffering caused to our population by anxiety and depression-related problems regardless of chronicity, severity of distress or functional limitation. The Division is well established and highly valued

The Operational Manager post provides an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to develop into a more senior managerial role and gain valuable management experience within a highly supportive management team. For those already with management experience, this role would provide you with the additional challenges of taking day to day responsibility for managing the demand and flow within a large IAPT reporting service.

Main duties of the job

These high quality services comprises of stable and well established ranges of Step 2, Step 3 and the non IAPT reporting Step 3+ provision of treatment. The roles will include an aspect of direct line management responsibility across all clinical steps, a crucial dimension which allows a deep understanding of the components that contribute to the overall service performance.

The role is well supported by confident and well established Team Leaders and Clinical Lead in each area. You will also be supported by the Senior Leadership Team and the Service Manager.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RMN or DipSW or OT Or PG Qualification in a psychological therapy
  • Understanding of the key skills required for both successful management and leadership of large multi-professional services
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Detailed knowledge of the history and requirements of the national IAPT programme, curriculum, data collection protocols and Key performance Indicators.
  • Detailed knowledge of the history and requirements of the national IAPT programme, curriculum, data collection protocols and Key performance Indicators.
  • Understanding of the structure of the Primary Care Mental Health Stepped Care model
  • Knowledge of change management principles and good practice.
  • Experience of supervising and leading staff by creating a supportive environment, which contains workload management, supervision, appraisals, development and training opportunities.

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