Team Manager - HMP Channings Wood

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Dawlish

Job Description

The role

  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for Team manager to join the ‘Outside the Box’ service (part of the national offender personality disorder pathway) based at HMP Channings Wood, in Denbury.

The role is dynamic and challenging and works with hard to reach individuals within the prison who have personality difficulties and present as high risk to either themselves or others.

The post holder will be expected to deliver both operational management and clinical interventions and will support the continued development and delivery of the service, working alongside both NHS and HMPPS staff.

You will be expected to carry out the line management of NHS staff as well as other managerial responsibilities. You will support in the implementation of the 3 Tiered day/outreach service as set out in the operational plan and service spec.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country and you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata (band 7)

About you

You will have experience of working within a team with some managerial/leadership responsibilities. You will be expected to be familiar with using policies and procedures to support with the management of staff and you will provide regular good quality line management support to staff members and you will be required to support with the recruitment and induction of new staff members. As an integral part of the team you will work to ensure that every service user receives a high quality of care.

The role involves partnership working so we expect that you have excellent verbal and written skills. The ability to be adaptable and easily build rapport with others is essential with experience in secure care or prison environments advantageous.

Interacting with service users, clinical and operational staff you will be confident in giving information and advice that improves their experience. Dealing with sensitive information daily, you will understand the importance of data security, safeguarding, and incident reporting and complaints processes. You will also oversee the collection of data and use this to continually evaluate the service.

You will often work under pressure and without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required and reporting directly to the service manager.

You will carry out clinical duties which will include holding a case load, completing formulations, 1:1 outreach as well as the facilitation of groups. You will work closely with the clinical and operational leads to ensure that the service continues to grow and develop and as such excellent organisational skills are required.

Secure Services

We have 2 Local Delivery Units (LDUs) at various locations across South Devon including our Inpatient, Community Forensic and Criminal Justice Services as well as our Prison Mental Health Teams.

The Directorate supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover. This includes contact within Liaison and Diversion services; assessment and treatment within our 3 Devon prisons; secure inpatient care and discharge into the community.

About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on length of service)
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500 - available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer

Living here

South Devon offers a beautiful coastal and countryside location with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.


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