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Team Manager in Psychological Medicine for Children and Young People

Band 7

Main area
Paediatric Psychological Medicine
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Addenbrookes Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Salary period
26/01/2021 23:59

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated team manager and mental health professional to join our paediatric psychological medicine service based at Addenbrookes Hospital. This is an exciting new post and offers the opportunity to work in a highly skilled service offering psychological and psychiatric input to children and young persons in a paediatric setting.

The paediatric psychological medicine service at Addenbrookes Hospital, is highly regarded nationally. The service consists of clinical psychologists, counsellors, family therapist and a psychiatrist. The service aims to offer exceptional standards of care to all children and young people receiving treatment at Cambridge university Hospital experiencing a comorbid mental health issue. As such, a rare opportunity has arisen to recruit a dynamic team manager who will support the further development of the service for children and young people.

We require an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, who is keen to take up a team manager post and has a strong interest in working with children and young people in a paediatric setting.  The post hours will be full time working 9-5, 5 days a week. The post holder will be required to support the team management, working closely with the service head, clinical leads and service manager and to contribute to the clinical demand of the service.

A willingness to acquire and develop the skills to work across the age range is highly desirable, with an interest in teaching and profiling positive mental health to staff at Cambridge University Hospital.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team and are eager to develop skills and knowledge in the area of psychological medicine. This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced band 7, with experience of CAMH teams and aiming to gain experience in Leadership.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a large and dynamic team we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working for CPFT include:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days pro rata plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

If you are unable to attend an interview on the suggested date, please let us know on your application form as other options may be available.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**

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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

Sally Benson - Head of Service

If you have any questions about the vacancy please do not hesitate to contact: 

email: paediatricpsychologyadmin@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Phone: 01223 216878


Gwen Hughes, Service Manager on 07789111357.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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