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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2021.

Team manager

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-125807

HMP Featherstone
£40,057 - £45,839

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Are you looking for a Mental Health Team Manager post with a difference? Why not break into Prison healthcare?


Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service at HMP Featherstone is looking for a dynamic and experienced Qualified Mental Health Professional to join our busy, friendly and dynamic team. The Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team is an innovative forward thinking team, committed to a Recovery focused approach.


This is an exciting, challenging and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality management and Leadership to a Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team within a busy and rewarding environment. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst having the privilege to influence and lead the provision of high quality mental health care to some of society’s most vulnerable members.


If this sounds like the job for you then please keep reading…

  • You will be a qualified Mental Health Professional, with a flexible approach and want to lead a team that encourages new ideas and feedback on how to improve the service.
  • You will share our values, be committed to providing high quality care and developing you own skills.
  • You will be confident in dealing with a wide range of situations and working with other professionals to provide the best care to patients within the prison.
  • You will be enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment.
  • You will manage a full multi-disciplinary team to provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model. The team includes RMNs, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, and team administrator.
  • You will need an excellent working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and its application to prisoners who require transfer to hospital.


More about HMP Featherstone

Working within the prison environment, provides a challenging backdrop to some of the most rewarding work you will do within your career. Our aim is to provide the best quality care we can which means ensuring respect and wellbeing is central to our approach in supporting people to change their lives for the better.


HMP Featherstone is a Category Cadult male training prison situated in the village of Featherstone on the outskirts of Wolverhampton, Staffordshirethat houses sentenced adult males. It is a working prison affording plenty of opportunity for residents to engage in training to gain vocational qualifications, which supports resettlement back into the community on release and provides meaningful activity. It also provides a range of offending behaviour programmes which supports the National Reducing Reoffending strategy. HMP Featherstone houses men from around the country but mainly transfers from HMP Hewell and HMP Birmingham. It has a capacity of 652 men serving both short and long-term sentences.


More about the role…

You will be responsible for the management and leadership of the team. With a small clinical caseload, you will offer assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based interventions. The team will manage a caseload of patients, practicing within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach.


The team will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway.


You will need an excellent working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and its application to prisoners who require transfer to hospital.


The postholder will benefit from the experience and support of Clinical Leads and that of its NHS employer. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare.


Our offer

In return for your passion and commitment, you can expect the following from us:

  • Monthly supervision and annual appraisal
  • Clinical supervision to support specialist skills development
  • The benefit of working within a MDT
  • Support and guidance with revalidation
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Development Days hosted by the Directorate and genuine support from colleagues working in prisons across the country
  • Staff benefits
  • Free on-site parking
  • We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants


If you would like to know more, and find out whether joining our friendly dedicated team is for you please get in touch, we would love to speak to you. Helen Broad - Clinical Lead on 07967 838064 or Hannah Davies– Clinical Lead on 07967 837796.

Please note we are hoping to interview on 26th Novemeber 2021

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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