Emotional Wellbeing Service Team Lead

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As we work towards our goal of providing an integrated service across primary and secondary care, our community mental health services are being transformed to recognise the changes in how people want to access them. As part of this Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) are working with multiple stakeholders across Sussex to develop the Emotional Wellbeing Service (EWS).

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a new and hugely exciting opportunity to join our Emotional Wellbeing Service in East Sussex as a Team Lead. Employed by Sussex Partnership, you will be experienced in providing effective clinical leadership, working with multiple stakeholders, across all 12 East Sussex Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and you will be required to provide clinical oversight to team caseloads. You will be a qualified Nurse or Allied Health Professional, with the relevant professional registration (NMC, HCPC or SWE).

You will be leading a team of Mental Health Practitioners, Senior Access Facilitators and working alongside a team of Voluntary & Community Sector colleagues that are working across East Sussex PCNs within GP surgeries.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

A good team leader is someone who is enthusiastic, clinically experienced and motivated to promote the best possible outcomes for our patients. You will be an excellent communicator and will be able to show initiative in the compassionate leadership of a team which is innovative, creative and continually developing.

Along with the generic responsibilities you would expect such as supervising the team, meeting quality targets and working within a specified budget, you will need to be able to build positive, trusting relationships with local Voluntary Sector and Primary Care Network partners andother colleagues both internal and external to SPFT. In addition, you will have aninstrumental role in the further development of our service as part of the community mental health transformation in East Sussex.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key survey results:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the below link for a short NHSE video which gives an overview of the NHS Community Mental Health Transformation Programme:

The NHS Community Mental Health Transformation - YouTube

The Emotional Wellbeing Service (EWS) offers a practice-based form of mental health support for people with more complex mental health issues and frequent attenders at GP surgeries with longstanding issues. Patients that would not usually be able to access Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, or meet the criteria for referral to specialist mental health services, can now access EWS.

Forming part of the EWS MDT will be the PHC-SMI Access Facilitator staff who will be proactively working with East Sussex based PCNs/Practices to identify individuals on their Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Registers who would benefit from support to engage with the nationally mandated comprehensive Physical Health Check (PHC-SMI).


In order to be a successful Team Lead in our team you will be:
  • A qualified Nurse or Allied Health Professional, with the relevant professional registration (NMC, HCPC or SWE)
  • Experience in providing clinical leadership
  • Motivated by developing a newly created role, within a new service provision
  • Experienced working within a mental health setting

It would also be advantageous if you are:
  • Experienced working in a Primary Care setting
  • We also place a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work you would be doing. Our partnership 'perks' include the following:
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Cycle scheme
  • Generous pension
  • Flexible working
  • Tax free child care
  • Travel season ticket
  • Continuous professional development
  • Retailer and restaurant discounts
  • Gym and fitness discounts
  • Mindfulness courses
  • Free eye exam and discounted glasses
  • Discounted car scheme
  • Free health checks
  • Employee networks
  • Free parking
  • Free legal and financial information
  • Free confidential counselling
  • Wellbeing MOT's (we have our own Wellbeing team)
  • Mobile phone discounts

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Liz Williams (Clinical Service Manager - Emotional Wellbeing Services) Liz.williams8@nhs.net

Person Specification Qualifications/Education Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist qualification
  • Up to date Registration (NMC/HCPC/SWE)
  • Post Basic Courses / relevant Study Days
  • Evidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • Proven post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various different statutory and non- statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of providing training and working consultatively with professionals
  • Experienced in conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments at primary care level

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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