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Community Team Manager Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust Norwich in Norwich (Published at 28-03-2021)

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
At any one time, around 23,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving care and attention from the Trust. We believe in whole life care - seeing people in the context of their whole lives, understanding the importance of good physical health, friends, family, spirituality, culture, home, work, education and a sense of purpose and achievement to experience good mental health.
Nearly 3,200 full and part-time practitioners care for our service users in hospitals, in the community and in their own homes, whilst an additional 900+ staff provide non-clinical support, including cleaning, delivering supplies, ward administration, information technology, human resources and financial services.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams. We welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we?d love you to join us!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require


Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.


It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV?s alone will not be accepted.

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Job overview

Following on from staff development, we have an opportunity to recruit 2 Community Team Managers within the North Norfolk East and West Community Teams.

Contract details:

  • Norfolk East Team: Permanent vacancy available
  • Norfolk West Team: Fixed term (12 month) vacancy available

Are you eager to use your clinical and managerial skills and develop further?
If so, we would like to meet you

The North East and North West community teams have exciting opportunities for new and existing managers to support and lead well established and motivated teams.

The Multi Disciplinary Teams provide support to people with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs
We provide a supportive and friendly work environment that encourages innovation , continuous improvement and the delivery of high standards of care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for leaders who can work independently and as part of a team; who are forward thinking; innovative; highly motivated; and aspire to bring out professional excellence in others.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join well established teams who have recently received positive QSR reports and have been commended for the care they deliver.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, feel free to give us a call.

Working for our organisation

Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension

  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes

  • career progression

  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)

  • staff physio service

  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip SW or Dip OT or equivalent, or HCPC registered

Desirable criteria

  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level / Higher degree or post-graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice. Post basic teaching qualification / ILM certificate in management or equivalent


Essential criteria

  • - Able to demonstrate experience at a senior clinical level including staff management / supervision experience. - Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team. - Evidence of providing leadership in a Mental Health care environment including service development. - Experience with risk assessment and ongoing management. Mentoring experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience at Band 6 or above

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of working with within mental health setting .


Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication, assessment, analytical and decision-making, care planning, effective treatment, organisational and ICT skills.


Essential criteria

  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines.


Essential criteria

  • Ability to travel and the flexibility to meet the needs of the service

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).


FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures ? these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

Applicant requirements

  • You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

  • This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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