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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2019.

Deputy Manager - Older adults community MH team

Job Reference: 267-BM2088004-A

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Mental Health Older Adults
Shrublands, High Wycombe
£37,570 to £43,772 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 (OAMHT) for an experienced and dynamic band 7 Deputy Team Manager. The OAMHT is based at Shrublands- High Wycombe.

For this post we are seeking a skilled and experienced registered Mental Health Nurses.

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 & Crisis Intervention, Enhanced Duty Response and Step up care.

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 Bucks County council .

We provide an assessment and treatment function and the staff working within the team work on a Rota covering shifts from 09.00 to 20.00 (5 days/week) and 9-5 pm (weekends).

You will be expected to deliver and maintain high quality and person centred care for our patients. Therefore, the successful candidate will 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 take a lead role within the Care co-ordination service of the CMHT.

You will also be expected to hold a small complex case load.

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.

Oxford Health has an excellent in-house training programme and is a leader in research and you will be offered guidance and support with your learning and development and career path.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Meredith Gamble - Team Manager - 01865 901309




  • 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 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.

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