Senior Cluster Manager
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We are excited to be recruiting an experienced registered Mental Health professional Band 8a Senior Cluster Manager across the Isle of Wight and Thames Valley Prisons.
The prisons and their populations are very different, making the work varied and interesting, with excellent opportunities to grow and develop a range of skills. Our teams have great potential to turn lives around, enable recovery and reverse social exclusion.
With a strong background in leading/managing Mental Health /Substance Misuse services and a mental health related professional registration, the successful candidate will have a proven record of effective operational management and a proven ability to develop high quality services.
You will have the skills to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners including with our lead provider Practice Plus Group (PPG) and other prison services and departments.
Main duties of the job
- The ideal candidate will have significant experience in managing and leading Mental Health/ Substance Misuse services.
- Experience or interest in working in Prison or Forensic services would be advantageous but not essential.
- Management and leadership of interventions for those experiencing acute and severe mental illness is a significant part of this role.
- A mental health professional registration is required as is a comprehensive working knowledge of the Mental Health Act in relation to those people serving prison sentences that require transfer to hospital.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed
Please refer to the Job Description for further information. A summary is below:
- Ensure the efficient use of human resources ensuring safe levels of staffing, which reflectthe necessary and appropriate skill mix across the team as identified by senior managers
- Responsibility for the operational and clinical management of the prisons in their cluster
- Line management of the Team managers
- Lead on recruitment, selection and interviewing staff and support local managersundertake the induction of new staff
- Be responsible for the development of effective training plans and lead on teambuilding.
- Promote an open, honest, supportive, forward and outward looking working environment,facilitating new ideas, suggestions or debate in relation to the service requirements
- Provide formal, on-going clinical supervision and caseload management supervision
- Attend Inclusion and external meetings when requested
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).