Team Manager

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

These are reactions to the fact that Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is setting up a regional Virtual Intensive Service for adults with severe eating disorders in the East of England.

And YOU can be part of it!

We are looking for a team which will provide virtual meal support and groups to people across the East of England region (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire) to enable them to avoid specialist eating disorder hospital admission.

We want to expand the model trialed in Hertfordshire to the whole region, support the community teams from the six Trusts in the East of England Provider Collaborative, AND ensure it's researched robustly so that we can be sure it enables home based recovery, is useful for the service user and is cost effective.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting venture, are happy to work virtually (with team meetings in person in Hertfordshire once a month) and are either experienced at working with adults with an eating disorder or have strong transferable skills and a strong commitment to those with an eating disorder, then please apply! The posts are likely initially to be a one year contract but this will be extended if the project is successful or the post holders may have the option to continue in another role within HPFT.

If this new venture works, you will be breaking new ground in eating disorders treatment for adults!

Main duties of the job

Leading the team will be an excellent part time Team Manager with a qualification in one of the core professions within mental health services and a strong desire to work within adult eating disorders services. Ideally you will have experience working in this specialty but if not you will have excellent transferable skills. You will be a confident leader who is able to support and inspire the team members as well as contribute to the vision of service development, high quality provision and research. You will support the team members in their work, ensure the service runs smoothly, liaise closely with the Provider Collaborative Adult Community Eating Disorders Services, liaise closely with the regional Single Point of Access to screen referrals for their appropriateness and help the team with meal support and group provision if necessary.

You will be managed and supervised by the Professional Lead of the Hertfordshire Community Eating Disorders Service and will link with the relevant clinicians in the community teams. You will be expected to ensure the research process is facilitated by the team, whilst ensuring the service users needs are paramount.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

To establish and run the Virtual Intensive Regional Team

To act as a line manager for staff

To ensure high quality, safe and effective clinical care

To ensure excellence in liaison with the community teams in the six Trusts

To work with the Provider Collaborative Project Manager to ensure processes, protocols and procedures are in place for the service to run effectively and safely

  • First degree or equivalent and professional qualification in a relevant area of health or social care
  • Evidence of continuous professional and management development showing a combination of short courses, structured self-study or formal management courses.
  • Experience of working with people with eating disorders
  • Significant management experience within the NHS
  • Knowledge of NHS and local Government strategies, policies and plans.
  • Experience of planning and implementing service change.
  • Experience of working with clinicians and multi professional teams in achieving service improvement.
  • Evidence of achieving targets and objectives within a challenging environment.
  • Able to organise own workload and that of the team to meet objectives and operate effectively.
  • Experience of setting up a new team or service

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