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Deputy Service Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Service Management
Band 8a
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Walker Close
£44,606 - £50,819 gross per annum
28/05/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An opportunity has arisen for a 12-month fixed term post leading Coastal integrated Delivery Team (IDT) Mental Health Services. This vacancy has come about due to planned leave and creates a role that will be suitable for an experienced senior manager but may also provide a developmental opportunity for you.

The core functions of the post will be supporting the delivery of operational services; however a key aspect of the role will be leading the IDT through a significant programme of transformation in mental health services within Suffolk, encompassing adult, older peoples, children’s and learning disability services, across primary and secondary care.

Consequently you will need to be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills and a track record in collaborative leadership, with a current or recent clinical background. You will be comfortable in working within and across organisational boundaries and representing the Trust in multi-agency contexts.

The IDT consists of Later Life, Adult, Youth and Children and Family Teams, as well as the Learning Disability Service.  Ipswich is a culturally diverse town and these teams provide specialist mental health services to the population in a community setting. These multidisciplinary teams also have Suffolk County Council staff integrated within them as part of a Section 75 agreement.

You will be able to demonstrate extensive capabilities and proven experience when looking at integrated services, resource management, change programmes and partnership working, at both strategic planning and operational delivery levels.

As the Deputy Service Manager you will be an integral member of the locality management team providing direct support and working closely with the Service Manager.



Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kathryn Searle, Community Service Manager, East Suffolk Locality on 01473 296197 or at

Contact prior to application is strongly encouraged and welcomed.