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Service Manager - CAMHS

Job Description

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialises in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and those with learning disabilities. As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

Service Manager – Increasing Access Team CAMHS

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our service for an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced Service Manager to lead the development of the Increased Access Team. Are you interested in helping develop this new initiative alongside existing services?

Due to substantial new investment we are developing new Mental Health Practitioner roles within our CAMH Service. These posts will increase access to specialist mental health provision within Kent Health Needs Education Service and Kent Early Help and Preventative Services. We are looking to recruit a Service Manager with responsibility for overseeing this development, working with multi agency partners to ensure a high quality level service delivery. If you are excited about being part of this integrated service and feel you have experience which makes you well placed for a Service Manager role then we would like to hear from you. The post holder will be employed by the local CAMHS provider Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are interested in applications from a range of professionals with a core professional qualification e.g. nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychological therapists who have a track record of leadership or management.

The post holder will be working as part of a dynamic leadership team across the Kent & Medway Children and Young People’s Service (CAMHS) and have specific responsibility to ensure the systematic provision of high quality care across the service. The post holder will work in collaboration with other senior leaders to ensure that the service continues to develop and is accessible and effective. They will further develop and oversee the functioning of the service and ensure the ongoing development of strong inter-agency relationships across all sectors of care and alongside external statutory and non-statutory agencies. The main base for the post will be confirmed at interview.

The post holder will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and willing to make a real and positive change. They will need to be quality focused and ready for a challenge, possess excellent communication, management and organisational skills and have the ability to work under pressure in an environment where there are high demands to meet targets.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a range of competitive benefits and salary policies which mean that we can consider flexibility for working patterns, offer competitive pay, retention tools and benefits.

We will be holding an open morning on Friday 20th October if you would like to find out more about our services and to discuss opportunities. This morning is open to all potential candidates for any of the posts advertised as part of this service development.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr. Julie Elliott  ( Phone number removed )  or Tina Russell  ( Phone number removed ) 

We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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