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Band 8a Mental Health Support Team Service Manager

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86632-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Support Team
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Mental Health Support Team Service Manager

37.5 hrs per week Monday - Friday

We are looking for a dynamic clinician who has an interest and experience in leadership, service development and transformation and working with children, young people and families providing high quality care. You will be able to demonstrate and should have a passion for person centred care, involving children and young people in service development and review. With strong communication and problem solving skills, you’ll work in collaboration with agencies to ensure a seamless patient journey.

This is a fabulous opportunity to set up a new service, working with partners across health, education, local authority and the voluntary sector to integrate the work of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Mental Health Support Teams across the multi-agency pathway.

You’ll be someone who can nurture and develop new teams into place, empowering team clinicians to bring their ideas and passion into play to create something special for children and young people.

You will be responsible for operationally managing the delivery of the Mental Health Support Team Service; ensuring robust local accountability arrangements are in place; delivering new models of care based on the best available evidence, all in the context of financial balance and robust safeguarding practice.

Mental Health Support Teams have three main functions:

  • Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild-to-moderate mental health problems

  • Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach

  • Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education

Educated to Masters Level (or equivalent), you’ll have membership of relevant professional body e.g. DOH/UKCP/HCPC/ACP/NMC and strong leadership experience.

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) will support children and young people, who will be based in and near schools and colleges. Each designated MHST supports a population of up to 8,000 children and young people and will be responsible for a cluster of around 20 schools and colleges each.

There will be three teams in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and you will have overall responsibility for all three:

1. Leicester City

2. Hinckley & Bosworth/North West Leicestershire

3. Melton & Rutland


There is an opportunity to apply to complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Supervision which supports practice in the team with case management and skills development supervision.

As this is a national programme there is a well-established, online community of practice that you can participate in. There will also be opportunities for you to write and present reports to a wide range of stakeholders, raising the profile of the team and using feedback to guide its development.

You will need to be a driver and have access to your own transport. Public transport will not be suitable in order to fulfil this role.

For more information please contact Jane Sansom, Family Services Manager, on 077898 64858


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

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