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Deputy Team Manager

Job Description

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 15million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Due to a transfer within the team we are pleased to be able to offer 1 full time Band 6 Deputy Manager/Community Mental Health Nurse post at the Lancaster and Morecambe Rapid Intervention at Treatment Team (RITT). Lancashire Care Foundation Trust delivers its Older Adult Mental Health Community Services via two distinct service lines, Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team and Community Mental health Team.


Rapid Intervention and Treatment Teams provide a single point of access to services, short term interventions, intensive home treatment, gatekeeping function and care home liaison services to the local population. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Health care support workers, Psychologist, Psychiatrists and admin support.

For this position it is essential that you have post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a high degree of clinical skills and knowledge. The post is a combination of a managerial and clinical role. You will be expected to act up for the Manager in their absence and on a daily basis provide leadership and be a positive role model for the team. You will also possess the ability to act as CPA Care Coordinator to assess plan and implement care in the community and be committed to providing holistic assessments and interventions to our service users and carers.

The teams are training areas for many different professions and you will be expected to provide support or mentorship as appropriate to students on placement in the team. You will also provide supervision and guidance to junior members of staff and provide leadership for the team as a senior member of staff.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in a busy, forward thinking and constantly developing service.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

For an informal discussion please contact Team Manager Melanie Forrest  ( Phone number removed ) 

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Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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