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Team Manager - Community Mental Health Service

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
Are you a registered professional with existing leadership experience or a clinician who is interested in developing their leadership and management skills?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you to join the Community Mental Health Service in Yeovil as a Team Manager.

We have a 12 month fixed term post to cover maternity leave.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership and management of the Yeovil Community Mental Health Service team, providing services to patients in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints.

Within this role you will work alongside existing team managers to support the delivery of community mental health services in Yeovil. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the transformation of services whilst supporting day to day functioning of a community Mental Health Service.

As part of the role will continue to ensure a high standard of care and treatment for patients and to work with other members of the team and other agencies to best meet the patients' health and social needs.

You will play an active role in the development of services in line with the Trust's Strategy and Business Plan and willprovide management supervision to staff within the team as well as providing strong clinical leadership.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:
  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • Relocation package - up to £8,000 (Subject to eligibility)
  • Enhanced rates of pay
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free parking
  • NHS discounts
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working
  • Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Relationships
  • Service Users
  • Families and Carers
  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Ward/Team Nurse Manager
  • Recovery Partners
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Profession
  • Consultants
  • Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise Partners
  • Doctors in training (Trust Grades and Trainees)
  • Other members of the Unit/Team
  • Experts by Experience

The post holder will liaise and work in partnership with voluntary agencies, GPs, acute inpatient services, home treatment teams, other community mental health services, primary care, out of hours GP service, Emergency Duty Team, Community Directorate, housing providers, substance misuse services, NHS Direct and the Safeguarding Children Team.

Please see the attached job description for full duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
Knowledge Essential
  • oDemonstrable capacity and capability for operational/clinical service management, including staff management, financial management and change management.
  • oExperience of working across organisational boundaries in a health care setting
  • oExperience of delivering care in a community setting and providing a range of diverse services
Skills Essential
  • oAble to provide advice which at times can be complex and sensitive with regard to service delivery, development and quality improvement
  • oAble to deliver to targets and deadlines
  • oAptitude and confidence for working with a rapidly changing environment.

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