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Team Leader - Adult Community Mental Health

Band 7

Main area
Community Adult Mental Health
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Civic Offices
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Salary period
31/01/2023 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.


Job overview

We are seeking to recruit a Team Leader to join the  Adult Community Mental Health Service in South West Hertfordshire .If you are interested in working with an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver  community treatment in mental health, then we would love to hear from you.

Our team is based in Borehamwood and provides services to the locality of  of Hertsmere.  Borehamwood is a busy, thriving and diverse town and our work and the team reflects this.  The area is well served with easy access to historic Hertfordshire and  all of its beautiful countryside as well as excellent transport links into London and beyond.

Main duties of the job

You will be an experienced Mental Health clinician (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) with excellent assessment and risk management skills who is able to embrace and drive change and innovation.

We are looking for a skilled and intuitive communicator with experience of providing leadership. You will work directly with the Service Manager who will provide support, development and direction and alongside other leadership colleagues.

You will know the importance of providing high quality supervision and of working together with staff and the wider management team in providing supportive, effective and coordinated leadership to the team in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users and carers.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move into their first management role or for an experienced manager who wishes to take a change in direction and who can take the service forward with enthusiasm and a passion for continuous quality improvement.

In summary we are keen to recruit a confident, committed and motivated person who is creative and enthusiastic about their work and who is a supportive leader who enjoys working in a busy environment.

Working for our organisation

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.


Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.


The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:


Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.


These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!


Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?


Then please read on…

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Summary:

To work in collaboration with the Community Mental Health Services Manager, to ensure the highest standards of practice and service delivery.

To work as part of the Mental Health Directorate to deliver the services required under the National Service Framework for Mental Health

To provide day to day management, leadership and supervision to a multi- disciplinary community mental health service team.

The Team Leader will manage nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and other staff, ensuring that the needs of service users are met through the effective deployment of these staff. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/ or a caseload dependant on sector need.

The Team Leader will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

The Team Leader may on occasion deputise for the Community Mental Health Services Manager in his or her absence, as agreed with the Service Line Leader.

The Team Leader will ensure, in collaboration with other professional colleagues that professional practice meets standards as set by HPFT and/or professional statutes and bodies.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RMN/DipSW/CQSW/OT qualification
  • Evidence of current registration with NMC, GSCC or HPC
Desirable criteria
  • Cert or Dip. in management

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Clear understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, theory and policies relating to mental health; such as Community Care Legislation, Mental Health Act, the Personalisation agenda, Social Inclusion etc
  • The ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide ongoing operational, clinical and professional supervision
  • The ability to assess complex needs and work effectively with service users, their carers and social networks
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and non-statutory partners
  • The ability to prioritise work and deliver to agreed time scales and standards
  • Excellent team working skills, with the ability to negotiate compromise and resolve conflict
  • Able to write structured, detailed and clear reports and record client information in accordance with statutory requirements and trust’s guidelines
  • Have a clear understanding of the key strategic issues for mental health services
  • Commitment to working within equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice


Essential criteria
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor
  • Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment
  • Involvement in the development of a new service or of change management

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Wilfrid Mckerras
Job title
Interim ACMHS service manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Please call Angela Edmonds , service line lead on 07920 214196 or Wilfrid McKerras Interim  Service Manager  on 07813347670