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Team Coordinator Lincoln & Gainsborough

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8267

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults & Frality Community Mental Health, Witham Court, Norh H
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Are you looking for a leadership role that will make a difference and want to shape Older Peoples services?

We want you to join our team.

The Lincoln Older Adult Community Mental Health Team have a new and exciting opportunity to join the team in a Band 7 Leadership Role. This role is to provide and support the team with clinical expertise and to develop a service to meet the needs of the older adult population in the Lincoln and Gainsborough Locality. We require someone to lead the team to deliver of high-quality evidence-based care to older adults experiencing both functional and organic mental health problems. This role is a second band 7 within the Lincoln and Gainsborough Team.

The team is based at Lincoln and maintains excellent communication and close working supportive relationships with the wider OA CMHT across Lincolnshire. There is active involvement in Neighbourhood Teams and Place Based Teams as part of the Community Transformation Agenda.

We are currently reviewing our service model and this role will be a key leader in our next steps of clinical, organisational change and delivery. The post holder will have a sound clinical knowledge to support this change and support us in shaping our services to enhance patient and carer experiences.

We are seeking a leader who has a mental health nursing, social work or AHP qualification. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate experience required to support this role and an understanding of the agenda’s relating to Mental Health Care Needs of the Older Person for mental health and Memory Pathways within the service.
You will have experience at a senior level including experience of managing or supervising junior staff. You will be able to evidence ongoing professional development relevant to a leadership role and a working knowledge of delivering service improvement initiatives would be beneficial.

Communicating with families and carers is a key part of this post. Ensuring that the team are involving families and carers in the patient care plans and care delivery is especially important. As the team coordinator you will have excellent listening skills and this skill will need to be applied to all the people that you are in contact with.
You will lead a team that comprises of Consultant Psychiatrist, junior doctors, senior mental health practitioners, AHPs and a Dementia Support Service. This will include taking responsibility for managing resources within defined budgets, managing performance indicators and supporting the clinical team to provide and evaluate programmes of care to ensure that our patients and carers are receiving the level of care required by our service.

You will be part of an ‘Outstanding for Well Led’ and ‘Good’ Overall. As a Trust we employ over 2200 staff and in recent years we are proud to have been voted by those staff as one of the best mental health Trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high patient quality care is a contended workforce and have an active ‘Well Being service’ for staff and excellent benefits for staff. We believe in having a diverse workforce to reflect and support the diverse patient groups in our community.
We have 3 active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived experience (MAPLE). The Trust has a clear focus on professional development to support individuals to provide excellent patient care. We also have a strong coaching network and can provide support and access to coaching and mentoring at Senior Level.

If you want to play a key part of a compassionate and dynamic service which values older adults please contact me, Donna Galligan, Service Manager for Lincoln and Gainsborough. I would really like to hear from you for an informal discussion.


We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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