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Community Learning Disabilities Team/Service Manager

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a strong operational community services manager with the experience, skills and abilities to progress your career and manage our high performing, clinically excellent, Worcestershire Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) and the LD/A Intensive Support team?

The opportunity has arisen for an excellent operational lead to take the helm at what is an exciting time in these CQC Good rated services, who have every potential to be outstanding.

Previous experience in a similar service is desirable but key to this role is the transferable ability to grasp service priorities and keep the teams on track to achieve their clinical and strategic plans at senior level and to devise new ones following commissioning, audit, budget setting and benchmarking exercises. At the same time the service manager must have the values and attitude that puts learning disabled patients, their carers and our staff at the heart of all they do. A flexible/hybrid pattern of working can be negotiated.

Main duties of the job

You will operationally manage the 2 Worcestershire community learning disability services and one Intensive Support Team. You will have oversight over the learning disability liaison nurses who work in Acute Hospital Trust sites across Worcestershire.

You will take responsibility for budgeting, workforce planning, training and education plans and support the supervision and development plans of the team clinical leads across the services.

You will have overall responsibility for the performance and quality governance of the services and contribute in a meaningful way to leading the teams to maintain compliance with Trust, NHSE, RCPSych and NICE guidance

You will have the opportunity to lead on and participate in, existing development work plans to gain QNLD accreditation for your teams and work underway to devise an LD clinical strategyCo-production will be integral to our clinical strategy work.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Lead a community-based health orientated learning disability team/service ensuring that all resources, including staff, are used, and monitored effectively to deliver a health focused service while remaining within an agreed budget.

Actively participate in planning and developing the Team to provide service users with a person-centred approach relevant to their health needs

Provide strong operational leadership across the community learning disability portfolio, producing service delivery improvement plans, business plans and quality improvement plans where these are required. Promote and maintain high standards of evidence-based practice.

Ensure that thresholds for key health performance indicators relating to the quality of care for service users and carers are met by regularly giving service users the opportunity to provide feedback.

Participate in the AMH&LD On call management rota.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent operational and clinical leadership skills, including highly developed communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Able to provide a strong role model for staff
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to develop skills in others
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
Experience Essential
  • Minimum post qualification experience of 4 years working in a learning disability or mental health setting
  • Previous experience of managing in health or social care at band 7 or above
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision to staff
  • Experience of managing HR issues
  • Previous experience of supervising / managing multi-disciplinary staff group
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision across different disciplines
  • Experience of working in a setting relevant to the care of people with intellectual disability
  • Experience of providing Safeguarding Supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of NHS and social care policy environment
  • Knowledge of MHA and MCA legislation
  • Knowledge of Trust policies both clinical and organisational
  • Understanding of performance and governance
  • Knowledge of safeguarding as it related to both adults and children
  • Knowledge and experience of Audit
  • Knowledge and experience of research and development
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Committed to the values and principles of health improvement focused solutions
  • Self starter
  • Well motivated
  • Robust and resilient
  • Highly motivated
  • Team focused
  • Commitment to service user and carer involvement
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD, RMN, BSc/Dip SW, Post Graduate Clinical Psychology Training, BSc/Dip COT
  • Management qualification or demonstrable portfolio of significant operational leadership skills and experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

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