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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Band 8B Service Group Manager

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104284-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Group 2
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
£54,764- £63,862

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.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Service Group Manager (Band 8B) – full time


We are pleased to share our plans for exciting recruitment to a substantive leadership role in our Families Young People, Children’s, and Learning Disabilities (FYPCLD) Directorate.

Our Service Group Managers provide senior operational management and collective leadership across groups of services. Our aspiration is to strengthen the joint contribution of these roles to areas of strategic planning, financial sustainability and the delivery of quality improvement.

Working as key members of the Directorate’s senior leadership team, successful candidates will make a significant contribution to the delivery of our 5 year finance and workforce transformation plans. Demonstrating inclusive communication and leadership behaviours, the Service Group Manager will ensure that we maximise our impact on whole families’ outcomes alongside local communities across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

We are looking for skilled and committed operational leaders with knowledge and experience of working across systems in partnership with other organisations and sectors. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of delivering sustained quality improvements at service level.

The initial service responsibilities for the post holder will include Healthy Together as our delivery of the national Public Health 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and the Looked After Children’s Nursing Service.

Key to these roles are:

  • responsibility for the overall operational management of an identified group of services, ensuring that contractual requirements are met and that we always prioritise the high quality of our services in our transformation plans.
  • delivery of improvements in the quality and safety of service impact and experience for those using our services, with specific focus on reducing health inequalities.
  • development of increasingly integrated services for children, young people and their families within the ambitions of the local Integrated Care System.
  • responsibility for the overall performance of the identified service group, with a strong emphasis on financial sustainability, quality improvement and workforce transformation
  • compassionate and collective leadership to ensure a healthy and connected workforce.

Want to find out more? Please call:

Janet Harrison, Head of Service – 07789 176169


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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

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