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Eating Disorders Team Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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125 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0QT
Chelmsford, Essex
£42,414 - £49,696 per annum
28/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

This is an exciting opportunity to Manage a multi-disciplinary team of Eating Disorder specialist workers.

The post holder will be responsible for the operational management of the Southend, Essex and Thurrock-wide EWMHS eating disorders team, working closely with the clinical lead and being accountable for the delivery and development of a comprehensive EWMHS eating disorders service.

To promote and develop effective relationships with key partners, especially the local authority, GP's, voluntary sector organisations, commissioners and other statutory agencies.

To provide a service that can measure outcomes as well as all activity, implement and evaluate clear, achievable and measurable objectives for the service.

The post-holder will be a post-graduate qualified psychological practitioner (e.g. psychologist, family therapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist) or graduate qualified health care professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist), fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, NMC).and should have some experience of leadership /management.

The post holder will support their peers and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students/trainees.

They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).


Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

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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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