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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/07/2022.

Deputy Manager - Older Adults Community MH Team

Job Reference: 267-BM3604190-E

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults Mental Health Services
Saffron House, High Wycombe
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

A rewarding opportunity has arisen within the South Buckinghamshire Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OACMHT) for a professional and dedicated Deputy Team Manager. The OACMHT is based in our newly refurbished Mental Health Hub based at Saffron House- High Wycombe. Our Older Adults Community Mental Health Team provides a range of services including a Memory Service, Care Co-ordination, Social Care Assessment, Mental Health Assessment, Enhanced Duty Response and Step up care.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker who is interested in developing their skills in the management of people, and who wants to make a difference in the services that we provide.

We operate an innovative and integrated assessment for our patients with the aim of providing timely assessment and diagnosis following the first appointment, and care close to the persons home. We work closely with our partners in Buckinghamshire County council. We provide an assessment and treatment function and the staff in the team work on a Rota covering shifts from 09.00 to 20.00 (weekdays) and 09.00 to 17.00 (weekends).

You will be expected to deliver and maintain high quality and person-centred care for our patients. You will therefore need to be a highly skilled and motivated practitioner who has extensive experience of mental health services and can demonstrate the ability to teach and lead others. A caring and committed attitude with a strong understanding of the needs of older adults with dementia and a variety of mental health needs is essential. A good working knowledge of safeguarding and process to manage risk is required. The team is highly supportive and committed to delivering high quality patient care where the caseload can be demanding, diverse and frequently complex.

As Deputy Team Manager you will be a leader and provide Line management and supervision to several junior clinicians and be expected to support the Team Manager with Service development. You will also be expected to hold a small complex case load and take a lead role within the Care co-ordination service of the CMHT.

Regular supervision will be provided, and you will be encouraged to undertake any training relevant to your professional and personal development. There will be opportunities for you to gain management and leadership training. You will also work closely with our HR mentor and be supported closely by your colleagues, Team Manager and Head of Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Meredith Gamble: Team Manager
Email address:
Telephone number: 01865901309



  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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