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NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Shifts to cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.)
Job ref
349-MCH- 4359949
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Galaxy House, Harrington Building
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
15/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nursing Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 6

Job overview

As a Team Leader at Galaxy House you will assist the Ward Manager in ensuring high standards of care are delivered and maintained. You will assist with Practice Development and act as a role model, supporting and guiding the team.

Main duties of the job

Galaxy House is an expanding service that treats young people with demanding physical and emotional issues. You must be motivated and passionate about working with young people with mental health concerns, as the job can be physically and emotionally demanding.  The role can be physically demanding and due to the nature of the role and environment, there is a mandatory requirement for all staff to undertake the ‘Prevention & management of Physical Aggression’ (PMVA) training.

The department is based in the grounds of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and the service is QNIC accredited. We look after young people up to the age of eighteen years and are a twelve bedded service. The department has recently expanded and now includes an eating disorder out patient service.

You must have either a degree or Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or Children’s Nursing, or have a RN qualification, with CAMHS experience; and must be able to show a demonstrative interest and experience in working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Team Leader to join our team. If you’re keen to learn and are able to work constructively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, it could be the ideal role for you.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction program  and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

Working for our organisation

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.4bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’re proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We’re also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Join us and you’ll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading.   So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’ that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification.  This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’.  Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form. 


COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post.  As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you.  If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Significant relevant post-registration experience
  • Experience of working in CAMHS
  • Evidence of leadership skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a leadership role
  • Experience of providing supervision and managing staff
  • Experience or understanding of Audit and Accreditation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Clibbens
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0161 701 5326

If you have problems applying, contact

Parkway 1
Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office
M14 7LU