Job Description

The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 8A Quality and Safeguarding Manager to join our nationally award winning team. Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the Lead Provider for the South West Provider Collaborative. We commission services for people requiring medium and low secure mental health care across the south west in partnership with eight providers – five of which are NHS organisations, one community interest company, and two independent sector providers. Our geography spans from Cornwall in the South to Gloucestershire in the North, covering a total population of around five million, across approximately 20,000 square kilometres.

We aim to treat people as close to home as possible; in the least level of security, for the shortest period of time, to high quality outcomes. We are shortly to expand our responsibilities to include CAMHS Tier 4 and Adult Eating Disorder inpatient services.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£45,753 – £51,668 per annum pro rata (Band 8a)

About you

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, skilled and knowledgeable practitioner to undertake a leadership role within the commissioning division. The post requires a clinical background with evidence of strong leadership, change management, strong interpersonal & communication skills.

The post is responsible for ensuring that commissioned services are safe, clinically appropriate and are of a high standard. You will contribute to the development of best practice standards in the protection and empowerment of patients, particularly in the areas of assessment, service provision, inspection, registration, accreditation and training across all areas of the South West Provider Collaborative.

You will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and clinical staff across the South West Provider Collaborative geography.

You will be self- motivated with high personal & professional standards, values & behaviours, with the ability to work independently & collaboratively and to deliver on deadlines.

The location

Your base will be Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

About us

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a 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
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

Living here

Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to ‘My Applications’.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.