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Integrated Team Manager - IST

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Intensive Support Team
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hrs, 5 days per week (Monday - Sunday)
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The Cabin
West Bromwich
£38,890 - £44,503
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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Integrated Team Manager 

Band 7

£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

37.5 Hours


Intensive Support Community Team (IST)

The Cabin, Heath Lane Hospital, West Bromwich


Do you want to work with an innovative, forward thinking, and newly formed organisation? An exciting opportunity has arisen within the IST; A multi-disciplinary, community based learning disability service located in West Bromwich, serving the Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley areas of the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for: An enthusiastic and dedicated registered Learning Disability Nurse with significant clinical leadership experience in delivering a high quality, person centred service for adults with a learning disability, with the aim of achieving quality of life outcomes. Working in conjunction with the MDT you will provide a dynamic clinical and operational leadership role to manage the Intensive Support Team to design and deliver specialist interventions within the framework of an IST shared caseload.

The IST is part of a ‘Whole Pathway’ approach within the Specialist Learning Disability Services, requiring interface with a number of LD teams and services to promote shared formulation. This includes assessment and management of risks which place the individuals or others at risk of serious harm; or for whom the nature and degree of risk might otherwise lead to exclusion, placement breakdown, and admission to inpatient services.

As the post involves travelling across the 4 Black Country areas, therefore having a full UK Driving licence and car is important. Key duties of the role include:

  • Providing Operational and clinical management a multi-disciplinary IST in the delivery of effective, efficient and high quality service for People with Learning Disabilities and their Families/Carers.
  • Working intensively with individuals over 18 years of age, who have a diagnosed learning disability, additional complex physical and/or mental health needs, and present with behaviours that challenge.
  • In partnership with IST Community Nurse Specialists, working alongside a Psychologist, Speech & language therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Practitioner, and Clinical Support Workers
  • Establish structures within the team to ensure effective management and supervision of staff across the service.
  • Undertake effective service lead workforce planning, including succession planning and training and development planning to ensure the workforce has the necessary skills and knowledge to meet changing service needs and group business plans.
  • Compassionate and committed to deliver a meaningful and safe service in line with NMC, CQC and NICE standards

Please note that this is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake tasks that are to be reasonably expected within the scope and grading of the post. Duties are subject to change if the model was the be modified.

What we can offer:

Employment Benefits

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Annual Leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Support
  • Lease Car Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Long Service Awards
  • Flexible Working & Parental Leave
  • Statutory and Occupational Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
  • NHS Discounts and shopping vouchers
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Annual appraisal
  • Support with continuing professional development
  • Research and innovative practice
  • Partnership work with Unions
  • Occupational Health Service

If you feel that you meet the requirements of the role and would like the opportunity to join a dynamic and professional Learning Disability team, we welcome your application. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Charlie Heaton (Service Manager) on 07435993905 or

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.

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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

 Charlie Heaton (Service Manager) on 07435993905 or