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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

MHST Operational and Clinical Service Manager

Job Reference: 369-A-20-58317

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Children and Family Health
£45,753 - £51,668

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

As part of the third wave of expressions of interest to deliver Mental Health Support Teams in Schools, we are delighted to announce that North Devon has been successful in obtaining it's first MHST team.

We invite you to consider being involved in this exciting opportunity to help to deliver the government vision and commitment to develop integrated mental health teams in schools.

Building on existing ‘whole school approaches’ to mental health and wellbeing, Devon is developing new Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s) to work with primary, secondary, special schools and alternative education provision to increase access to mental health interventions for children and young people up to the age of 18 years.

The role

This exciting opportunity means we are looking to recruit an experienced Band 8a Senior Manager to a part-time post to provide expert clinical leadership, ensuring effective implementation and efficient delivery of every aspect of the Mental Health Support Team Service. The post holder will provide contained management and quality leadership for team managers within the Mental Health Support Team.

The post holder will develop partnership working between Education, Local Authority, CCG and CAMHS locality teams across Devon. Working with the CAMHS Senior management team, the post holder will report to the relevant compliance boards and partnership meetings ensuring service delivery is reported on in line with expectations.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the evolution of service development, implementation and total delivery of the Trail Blazer Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) across the North Devon area, working closely with the lead for MHST sites in other parts of the county, and be able to adapt to the service growth with a measured and organised approach.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall effective clinical and operational management of the Trail Blazer Mental Health Support Team working with the MHS team managers and staff teams. They will use clinical expertise, effective leadership, change management and team building skills to monitor, evaluate and develop the service provided, working closely with others as appropriate to ensure governance and assurance.

About you

We are looking for a measured, inspiring, motivated dynamic, experienced, forward thinking leader who is flexible and able to work effectively with CAMHS colleagues and partners in education, multiagency partners, children, young people and their families.

For further information please contact Cathie McIver at Interview date is to be confirmed.

Our Children and Young People say…

“We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure”.

About us

In this role, employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be working for Children and Family Health Devon who have been tasked with catalysing the collaboration and integration across the full health, education, care and voluntary sector to have a long-lasting impact on every child and family’s future health, happiness and aspirations. Children and Family Health Devon is part of an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children’s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers– annual savings
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses



Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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