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Community Team Manager - Perinatal Mental Health Service

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,222 - £43,041 gross per annum
31/10/2018 23:59
Interview date

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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Clinical Team Leader Perinatal Mental Health Service – Suffolk County Wide

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

Do you work well with people and teams?

Have you got experience of leadership in a mental health environment?

If you have said yes to these questions we opportunities for you to develop in your career …

CTL Perinatal Service (Suffolk-wide)

Our specialist community service supports both antenatal and postnatal new mums with a range of moderate to severe mental health, and other complex issues. Covering both East and West Suffolk, the service is available to women during pregnancy at the time of birth and up to a year following the birth of their child.  This service was launched in February 2018 and we have received additional Wave 2 funding to develop a more comprehensive service. The service will include nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry and psychology staff. The service works closely with our partners in West Suffolk Hospital and Ipswich Hospital, as well as community services.

About You

You will be suitably qualified/registered as a nurse, occupational therapist or social worker 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.

We offer a supportive team environment where you will develop your own knowledge of psychosocial interventions and positive health promotion, with first hand experience of engaging service users.

We would consider applications from external candidates for relocation/removal expenses based on individual circumstances.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

About Us

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure 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.

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2018

Interviews are currently scheduled for: 16th November 2018

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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

Kris Panvalkar, Acute and Rehab Services Manager (West Suffolk Locality), 01284 719700 or

Contact prior to application is strongly encouraged and welcomed.


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137