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Team Manager

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year pa inc
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bromley Older Adults CMHT is keen to continue to develop high calibre services in the community for this our client group, which reflects our commitment to quality care in Bromley.

We have recently reviewed the structure of our provision and agreed a focus on developing services that meet the needs of the population and our G.P. commissioning groups in the most effective way.

In order to support this development, we are looking for a manager with exceptional organisational and communication skills who will lead and co-ordinate the work of community team within the directorate. The post holder will have a health or social care qualification with significant post qualification experience, working in the community setting.

An essential requirement will be the ability to manage risk and prioritise, co-ordinate and delegate work among professionals in the team in line with best practice. This is an exciting opportunity and requires a manager with a flare for leadership and a commitment to integrated working.

For further information please contact Heather Bewick-Reid - Locality Manager on 0208 629 4900

Main duties of the job

  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Line management and supervision of staff
  • Ensure that a culture of effective risk management is present in the team
  • Take a lead on management of complex cases and supporting staff in management of such cases
  • Ensure that the team functions in line with the agreed operational policy
  • Respond to serious untoward incidents as appropriate and support any subsequent investigation
  • Respond to Safeguarding Adult alerts as appropriate
  • Ensure that there are relevant forums within clinical teams for the dissemination, and embedding of learning points from complaints and serious untoward incidents
  • Respond to communications regarding team issues
  • Supporting the Trust's reputation and that of all senior colleagues, maintaining a positive attitude with strong commitment to results.
  • Promote and display via personal actions support for the Trust's key policies on Equality and Diversity and use of the recovery orientated approach for people with longer term problems
  • Work with other team managers to ensure the locality provides a seamless service
  • Ensure that job plans are developed, are reflective of service needs and are regularly reviewed and adjusted to meet the demands of the service
  • Deputise for the Service Line Manager as and when required.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

The Trusts success will be dependent on all managers playing an active role to make sure the existing areas of good employment practice are universally embedded within the organisation. Managers will be expected to:

Ensure that systems are in place to co-ordinate information about the take up of the services and to establish unmet needs and action plans to address those

Provide regular reports as required in connection with financial management and performance monitoring of agreed service targets

Authorised signatory, including travel expenses and payroll change forms

Ensure management of staff is consistent with Trusts HR Policies to the achievement of equality, equity and optimum performance

Conduct and contribute to the PDR process for all staff within the team which reflect Trust and local priorities and ensure staff has access to appropriate training and development

Co-ordinate and develop the practice and culture of the MDT team through close liaising with clinical leads around recruitment and service delivery

Ensure appropriate supervision takes place in line with Trust policy

Communicate regularly through team meetings, team briefings, and clinical forums and individually with team members providing an opportunity for two-way feedback

Ensure that service users and carers opinions and experiences are being responded to at a team level

Undertake other duties delegated by the Locality Manager in keeping with the scope and authority of the job description

Actively participate in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to the service

Ensure through effective leadership and management, continuous service development, improvement and high-quality service delivery

To ensure care is locally delivered, at the right time and is service user/ carer focussed


To provide effective leadership and management to the team that promotes high performance standards and enhances the achievement of the Trusts objectives and priorities.

Assume overall management accountability for the team

Assume responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of the team ensuring the service is delivered within the agreed structures outlined in the operational policy

Provide clear and consistent leadership to the workforce of the team and offer professional advice when required

To engage staff in the delivery of all performance targets for and on behalf of the Trust, to assist the team in improving the quality of the service

Establish, develop and contribute to service developments within the locality and wider directorate

Understand the Trusts key priorities and those of your care group and translate these into key priorities for your care group

To develop, implement and maintain systems, processes, and practice in risk management, including the management of Health and Safety.

Ensure all aspects of Safeguarding are adhered to and that policies and procedures are followed at all times.

Effective management of risk of infection ensuring related polices fully complied with and communicated in the team.

Person Specification Education & Qualification Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification (RMN, OT, Social Worker, Psychologist), educated to degree, masters level or have other relevant experience
  • Leadership and Management training
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice in variable settings.
  • Experience in managing a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in Quality Improvement project
Skills, abilities and knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the key drivers behind community mental health care
  • Ability to manage conflict resolution
  • CPD portfolio in delivering change

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