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Team Coordinator

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices to ensure the protection of children and adults at risk.

If applicable to this post, from April 2015, it is a national requirement to undertake the Cavendish Care Certificate if you are new to health and social care. If you are not able to provide evidence of completion of this certificate, you will be supported to complete the program within your first 12 weeks' employment. You will be given a mentor and buddy to help you achieve the required competencies.


Team Co-ordinator/Manager(s) – Learning Disabilities Service

DEPARTMENT: Learning Disabilities and Autism Liaison Service


Beech House, Toot Lane, Boston




Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health; learning disability and substance misuse services for more than 730, 000 people in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust is well on the road to fully embracing the Transforming Care Agenda.

To ensure that Lincolnshire people with learning disabilities and/ or autism are in receipt of services in the right place at the right time we are excited to have the opportunity to extend and develop Learning Disability Community Health Services across Lincolnshire. The learning disability services (Specialist Services Division of the Trust) has recently gone through a period of transformation and service re-design.

We are now seeking an experienced and motivated leader to manage the new learning disability community team in the east of the county, based at Boston.

The post-holder will have a proven track record of motivating staff to work effectively and achieve the best outcomes for service users. A positive attitude and compassionate disposition are essential characteristics for ensuring people with learning disabilities in Lincolnshire get the best possible care and equal access to services.

The role requires a clinical background including a related professional qualification, experience of managing and supervising staff and a sound knowledge of the learning disability agenda.

This position is key to the Transforming Care implementation in Lincolnshire and will require commitment and enthusiasm to bring staff along the journey.

The postholder will have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills, be reliable and self-motivated, able to work under pressure, able to support staff through times of change and be approachable, adaptable and flexible.

For further information/informal chat please contact Fionn Morven Service Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) , ( Email address removed )

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Role Profile.

To maintain head-count within the Trust, other than in exceptional circumstances, advertised vacancies that contain ‘Internal only’ in the title are open to LPFT employees only.


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Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All new employees will be subject to a £4769 charge (enhanced) or a £2969 charge (standard) if an electronic DBS check is required for this post. This fee will be deducted from your wages during your first six months' employment.

Our Commitment -

Our aim at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to employ a diverse workforce and we take positive action to achieve this. We actively encourage applications from under represented groups and those who have had personal experience of a mental health conditions.

We're also committed to flexible working patterns within the needs of the service so this job may be suitable for job share. There is also a team to advise on childcare issues.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01529) 222280.

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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.

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