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Neighbourhood Team Leader (RGN/OT/Physio/RMN)

Job Reference: 798-9150

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Cityside NT (Worcester)
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

In line with the NHS long term plan and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, South Worcestershire Alliance has a strong local focus and commitment to secure new, sustainable models of care via the establishment of integrated community teams, known as Local Neighbourhood Teams.

We believe that the introduction of Local Neighbourhood Teams provides the essential foundation upon which to build and develop out of hospital care and improve patient experience – with teams built around GP practices. Our vision is to secure Local Neighbourhood Teams with ‘one team identity’ working to an agreed set of goals and priorities regardless of who employs different staff. This will improve coordination of care and communication and reduce duplication. We aim to deliver an effective, high quality service that puts patients at the centre of their own care.

Join us in the early stages of our journey within Worcester City where we have set up 2 Neighbourhood teams – Riverside and Cityside.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, flexible and dynamic RGN, RMN, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to lead Cityside Neighbourhood team. Although 12 months into our Neighbourhood journey, we believe that the timing will still give the successful applicant the opportunity to shape the team and future service.

You will be responsible for the operational management and clinical leadership of approximately 27 Nurses and 6 Health Care Assistants who deliver a range of community assessments and treatments. You will have line management responsibility for 9 Senior Nurses and will be expected to deliver regular 1:1s and team meetings to support staff and ensure excellent communication within the service. You will be expected to have oversight of the caseload, using IT reporting systems to support you as well as attending the City’s complex MDT meeting, where you will become involved as appropriate with complex cases.

You will be supported by the Integrated Community Service Lead and work closely as a team with four fellow B7s who include the Single Point of Access Lead, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Clinical Lead Nurse and the Riverside Team Leader. You will also work collaboratively with colleagues from Primary Care, Social Care and the Acute Trust to achieve the best outcomes for patients and to maintain flow within the care system, bringing together planned and unplanned services to deliver seamless care and reduce emergency hospital admissions. Where appropriate, our philosophy is to always maximise independence and the post-holder will be expected to promote the role of multi-disciplinary working, utilising our therapists and HCAs to re-able and rehabilitate our patients, reducing the need for ongoing care where appropriate.

It is essential that you have leadership experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to quality improvement. We look forward to hearing from you.

It is essential applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Kate Pike, Integrated Community Service Lead on 01905 681715 (option 2) or

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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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