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Job summary

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Albany House Kingsway Site
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
08/12/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Service Manager, DRRT South Derbyshire and City

NHS AfC: Band 7

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career?  Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services.  The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues.  We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities.  Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients.  Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

The Government recently announced their intention to make Covid Vaccination for all patient facing staff compulsory from April 2022, unless the person has a valid medical exemption.  Please bear this in mind when making your application as you will need to demonstrate that you meet this requirement by the 1st April 2022. 

Job overview

This post is an exciting opportunity to work as service manager  an Older adults CRISIS Dementia service in the  city and South Derbyshire.

The right candidate will be either a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Mental health social worker or Occupational therapist with experience within Older adults mental health services.

We are offering this traditional nurse post to a wider audience as we recognise the value that other professions could bring to this post.

The team is commissioned to work in the South of Derbyshire and Derby City and is the flagship dementia crisis service in this area.

Main duties of the job

This is a role supported by a Clinical  Specialist and a well-rounded and developed team, that provides CRISIS Dementia  intervention for older people with  people with dementia in CRISIS who are at risk of admission to inpatients.

DHcFT has a well-structured, older people's service line, with clear pathways for both older people  with functional mental health issues and people diagnosed with dementia.

The service line includes memory assessment services, community mental health teams, day services, in-patient, acute liaison, placement team and the DRRT and IN-REACH home treatment teams.

The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of the service provided and previous experience of working with older people in CRISIS.

They will have a solid understanding of managing services within the current NHS services and key leadership skills.

Working for our organisation

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD’ overall, commenting on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Benefits include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years’ service 
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.   To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The Older adult service with DHCFT is a dedicated progress service that  ensures evidence based practice is research based.

There is a clear pathway for Older Adults mental health in Derbyshire.

This post is as operational service manager for the Dementia Rapid response .

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • registered nurse/.ahp/dip SW or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Certificate in leadership


Essential criteria
  • substantive exp. of working as a band 6
  • expereince of working with people with severe and enduring mental health needs/ dementia
  • experience of supervising junior staff
  • ability to manage complex and sensitive information


Essential criteria
  • leadership skills
  • understanding of current legislation
  • ability to motivate and influence staff
  • ability to work autonomously
  • ability to work to tight deadlines
  • computer literate
  • understanding of nursing professional code of conduct
  • previous supervisor role
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Wood
Job title
Area Service Manager, Older People's Care
Email address
Telephone number
07867 140218
Additional information

If you think this may be the role for you please ring and arrange a visit.

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07917 464054 / 01332 564856, option 1, option 1
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