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Service Manager – Closer2Home Intensive Home Treatment Service

Job Reference: 449-CS938

Solent NHS Trust
Wessex and Dorset CAMHS Collaborative
Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire and Dorset
£53,168 - £62,001 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Do you want to be part of a new, innovative and exciting service that will support children and young people with acute mental health problems in their homes? If so then a role in the Closer2Home service may be the job for you!

This new service will operate across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and will be delivered by four NHS Trusts who will each provide a Closer2Home team for their local area. The teams will work in an integrated way, supporting one another to provide the service with a shared management structure overseeing the service as a whole.

The Closer2Home teams will work together to deliver a specialist service to help young people remain at home who otherwise would have been admitted to an inpatient hospital. The service will operate 365 days a year from 8am-8pm.

Joining now will give you a unique opportunity to help shape and develop the service from the outset, as we prepare for launch in Autumn 2021.

The role

The Service Manager will have overall responsibility for the whole C2H service, overseeing all the C2H teams provided by each Trust, as well as directly managing the Solent Health C2H Teams in Southampton and Portsmouth. You will line manage the Dorset and North Hampshire C2H Team Managers, to provide an integrated service across both counties.

The Service Manager will be expected to provide leadership for the service and each C2H team which have been modelled to provide an optimal number and skill mix of staff to effectively address the needs of the young people the service will support. The teams will be integrated in a Wessex & Dorset wide system of clinical and operational governance, a new infrastructure that will utilise robust pre-admission care-planning, a ‘single point of access' for intensive home treatment and inpatient services, goal-setting at admission and supported inpatient discharge.

The teams will work collaboratively with community CAMHS, children’s services, colleagues involved in ‘transforming care,’ bed and case managers and local inpatient units; using an interagency approach to provide the best care for the young people.

You will be required to work closely with a large range of internal and external stakeholders, and in particular the W&D PC to manage referrals to / from the C2H service.

This new service will be commissioned by the Wessex and Dorset Tier 4 CAMHS Provider Collaborative and provided by four NHS Trusts working together across Hampshire and Dorset:

  • Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Trust
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Each Trust will have its own Closer2Home Team but the overall service will be coordinated and managed across the Provider Collaborative by a dedicated management team. Therefore, we will facilitate staff to work across the Trusts and within the Closer2Home teams to provide maximum flexibility for both staff and to meet the needs of the service. This will also result in increased opportunities to develop your career whilst working within the service.

To operate as one fully integrated team staff will be employed by one ‘host’ Trust but have honorary contractual agreements with the other Trusts to enable them to work across the whole service.

Our Trust

While the Closer2Home Teams will work in an integrated way and be provided by four NHS Trusts, this post will be hosted by Solent NHS Trust.

Solent NHS Trust is a leading provider of community and mental health services, with a top performing and award-winning Academy of Research and Improvement. The 4,900 talented people at the Heart of Solent share an ambitious vision to keep more people healthy, safe and independent at, or close to, home. Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Solent NHS Trust really is a great place to work so join us and start making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

More information

In addition to the Job Description, please see the supporting document ‘Additional Information’ for more details about the service.

Finally, if you would like an informal discussion about the service or role, please contact Richard Brown (Operations Director) on

All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

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