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Team Manager - Band 7

Job Reference: 327-19-061

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Acorn House
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

As part of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the Children & Young People Service (CYPS) provides high quality specialist mental health and learning disability services to children and young people up to their 18th birthday and has locality bases in Stroud, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Gloucestershire has been successful in a bid to become a ‘Wave 1 Trailblazer site’ for the Governments recently published Green paper to reduce CAMHS waiting times for children and young people with moderate/severe mental health problems to be seen within 4 - 6 weeks of referral. This is a prestigious pilot project with Gloucestershire being one of few areas across the country to gain trailblazer status.

This brings an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 7 Team Manager to be responsible and lead the day to day management and line management of staff within a Level 3 (core CAMHS) team within the Cheltenham locality. This Team Manager will work as part of wider locality team manager structure, supported by a CYPS Service Manager within a well-established and robust clinical governance system across service wide CYPS.

In order to meet the new ambitious but welcomed referral-treatment waiting times, CYPS is implementing a clinic based system for CHOICE and Partnership provision to ensure all Level 3 clinicians access weekly clinic based supervision from specialist CYPS colleagues, including medics.

The role involves providing the full range of operational and line management roles and responsibilities such as:

  • Oversight of the team’s CYPS performance & activity.
  • Caseload oversight including focus on risk and safeguarding management
  • Governance overview including oversight of continuous improvement, quality assurance initiatives and reflective practice.
  • HR oversight including performance management and leading appraisals
  • Quarterly review and update of job plans for all CYPS staff.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of service and quality improvements.
  • Lead regular CYPS meetings to build a sense of robust and safe multi disciplinary working whilst being co-located within the wider multi agency setting.
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring routine outcome monitoring is embedded within daily clinical practice in order to demonstrate improvements in outcomes for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Collect and analyse performance and activity information effectively for the purpose of audit and service evaluation.

As a Team Manager, you are expected to have the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to complete CAMHS clinical assessments and clinical risk assessments where required. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience in providing CYPS based mental health interventions.

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunities to develop your specialist clinical and operational management skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.
  • The opportunity to develop highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider
  • The challenge of complex and varied work
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts

Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification i.e. nursing, OT and SW. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities related to working within this role will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For further information please contact Melanie Harrison, Service Manager, Tel: 01452 894300 / Email:

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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