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Community Services
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37. 5 hours per week
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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Blakenhall Village Centre
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
30/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Community- Care Group Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: salary sacrifice scheme; car leasing scheme; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an encouraging yet challenging environment

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and from people with a disability; these groups are currently under-represented at senior level, we value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.




Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides both acute and community services to the Walsall and surrounding areas population. We have a high commitment to providing high quality care that is patient centered.

We are looking for two highly motivated individuals with a passion for developing Community Clinical practice to join our evolving Community division team, these 2 roles are within the Urgent Care/Intermediate Care Group and the locality/place based care group.

As a care group manager you will be working across the borough of Walsall within acute and community with a focus toward effective and efficient delivery of community services by ensuring processes are in place to meet quality standards and performance indicators.

As part of your on-going continual professional development within the role of care group manager you will be required to build and maintain a portfolio of evidence of your practice incorporating a Business model of assessment commensurate with the expectations of the role. This will be reviewed regularly by Deputy Directors of Operations and at annual IPDR.

Applicants should be a Band 7 or above with significant experience in an acute or Community role, they should have experience of leading and managing teams, research, audit and bench marking, utilising knowledge to improve community pathways and quality of care.

Excellent time management, the ability to work autonomously and under time constraints along with excellent communication skills and working with the wider multidisciplinary team are also essential skills for this role.

Successful applicants will be asked to apply for a Disclosure (criminal record check).

The Trust is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. Operational hours are 09.00 – 17:00 over 5 days a week.

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Applicant requirements

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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Donna Roberts
Job title
Senior Ops Community Lead
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01922 604920
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