Team Manager

Kent and Medway NHS an
The Red House, Maidstone
Competitive salary
10 Apr 2021
20 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award-winning teams.

Our Peer Support Workforce has gained local and national acclaim for working alongside people accessing our services and embodies the reality of recovering lives

Indulge your research interests with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.

There are exciting times ahead in 2020 when the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working, an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

The Role

The Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service (CJLDS) is a countywide service to Kent and Medway's police custody suites, magistrates, crown courts and the wider community.

CJLDS is an all age, all vulnerability service, providing liaison and diversion both inside and outside of the criminal justice system. We screen and assess individuals over the age of 10, suspected of committing a crime, to identify health and social care vulnerabilities. The aim of the service is to improve service user experience by connecting them with the right service at the right time - potentially reducing rates of reoffending and improving health and social care outcomes for the people that we serve.

We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of mental health nurses, social workers, liaison and diversion workers, apprentices, lived experience practitioners and a consultant psychiatrist. We work closely with the police, courts, youth offending teams, probation, community mental health teams, social care providers and many more health and social care partners.

CJLDS has recently secured funding to extend our service provision, which will include a new role for an additional Team Manger. Hence, we are seeking to recruit a forward thinking, enthusiastic and skilled person to join the team leadership structure. The successful applicant will be an experienced registered professional (mental health nurse, social worker or OT) with a proven track record of excellent practice in community mental health settings. The post holder will line manage a team of staff of varied professional backgrounds, roles and skills. They will provide a robust day-to-day management function, enabling staff to deliver a safe, effective and high quality service. Being an exceptional clinician, with a strong awareness of risk, service user pathways and staff support, is essential. A working knowledge of criminal justice, forensic or crisis service provision is desirable, but not essential.

The successful applicant will join the team based at The Red House, Maidstone. The service is countywide, thus a flexibility to travel across a wide geographical area, to support staff and engage clinically, is required.

In return you will be provided with a comprehensive induction program covering all service functions. We will offer full support in the form of supervision, appraisal and personal development plans, as well as a real investment in your training and development.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service and police vetting.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

For further details contact:

Dean Lewington, Service Manager, 07385 414617 -

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDean LewingtonJob titleService ManagerEmail addressdean.lewington@nhs.netTelephone number07385 414617

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KMPT Staff Benefits:

NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.

Recommend a friend campaign. Existing KMPT employees could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to the roles below and can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals

Flexible working. Job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

New starter bonus. We value our nurses and the skills they bring therefore we offer New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Induction. KMPT provides comprehensive Induction programme to support new employees. This ranges from 2 days to 4 weeks dependent on role (not always consecutive days). You may need to travel across site includes Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Probation Period. New employees external to KMPT are subject to a six month probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Certain roles are subject to criminal record check. You may be required submission of completed Disclosure form to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In cases where we receive high volume of applications for a post, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward.

Your application will be imported from the NHS Jobs website into the recruitment system which we use for managing our recruitment. You will not be able to track the progress of your application through the NHS Jobs website. You will not receive messages or notifications about your job application from NHS Jobs.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

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