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Team Manager - Band 7

Job Reference: 327-18-451

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.

Gloucestershire have been successful in gaining ‘Trailblazer’ status to take forward the government vision and commitment to develop integrated mental health teams in schools. Gloucestershire is developing four new Mental Health Support Teams to work with primary and secondary schools within Gloucestershire to increase access to mental health interventions for children and young people aged 5-16 years.

This brings an exciting opportunity to recruit two Team Managers to join the new Mental Health Support Teams to be responsible and lead the day to day management and line management of staff within the new Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s). Each Band 7 Team Manager will oversee two MHST’s which are multi agency teams comprising of qualified Band 6 CYPS Practitioners, TiC+ Counsellors (a local charity) and Band 5 Education Mental Health Practitioners who will be employed by 2gether Trust.

MHST’s will be located within targeted areas with Gloucestershire with the aim to increase access to mental health interventions for children and young people. These two Team Managers will support the CYPS Service Development Manager to ensure the successful mobilisation and implementation of MHST’s alongside colleagues in the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), education and the voluntary sector.

Key elements of the job purpose are to:

  • Be responsible and lead the day to day management and line management to practitioners within MHST’s which will include Band 5 EMHP’s who are non-clinical staff.
  • Be responsible and ensure the effective co-ordination of a range of operational processes within the team such as referral and case allocation, caseload management, regular review and proactive monitoring of intervention within the MHST’s including consideration to safeguarding and clinical risk issues where indicated
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring routine outcome monitoring is embedded within the development of the MHST’s in order to demonstrate improvements in outcomes for children, young people and parents/carers.
  • Be able to plan and deliver against key milestones.
  • Provide day to day operational management and leadership to the Mental Health Support Teams.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in operational decision making.
  • Collect and collate data and information effectively for the purpose of audit, and service performance.

Do you have excellent partnership working skills and managerial experience?

Can you demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ approach?

Are you flexible and adaptable to change and able to adjust services and delivery over time and in response to feedback?

Are you able to lead, inspire and motivate others to work with you?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

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 or an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Bridget Drew-Spyer, CYPS Project Implementation Manager, on 01452 894300 or email

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand 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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