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Clincal Team Leader for East or West Suffolk

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,222 to £43,041 gross per annum
21/10/2018 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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Suffolk Physical Health Team

NSFT has been granted new funding to develop a team of professionals focused on the delivery of our Physical Health agenda. The team’s primary focus is to:

  • Deliver a reduction in physical health illness in those service users with complex mental health needs.
  • Develop and implement an increased level of physical health screening for service users with complex health needs.
  • Ensure that the physical health needs of the service users are met through sharing information with the service users’ primary care team.
  • Ensure a high level of patient and professional satisfaction
  • Promote self-management, self-care, recovery and the maintenance of independence
  • Improve communication between professionals and carers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with primary care services

Are you confident in taking the lead when faced with issues?

Do you work well with people and teams?

Do you want to help make a difference?

If you have said yes to these questions we have the right opportunity for you to develop your career …

The Role

Our Physical Health team are seeking Clinical Team Leaders who will be able to operationally lead and develop a team of professionals in the delivery of the physical health goals within a designated area of Suffolk; working in partnership with primary care and public health to enable signposting/referral processes to specialist health services to support our service users in the prevention and promotion of physical health.

You will be suitably qualified/registered as a nurse and be able to evidence your knowledge of mental health by your level of experience in both clinical and leadership roles, especially as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Your experience of leading service development and the ability to competently assess risk will be essential as will your excellent communication, analytical and decision making skills.

About Us

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.

With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.

Suffolk is a county with a lively mix of vibrant towns and beautiful countryside, and the ideal place to live and work. Quality of life is high, with low crime, excellent social and natural resources and a strong economy. It is an environment where families and individuals thrive. There are excellent rail and road links into East Anglia and to London.


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.


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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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If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137