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50065339 Team Manager (AMHP) May 2022Terms & Conditions

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight + agile working

Grade 13, being £42,923.00 to £46,402.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion please contact Maria Blazeckova on: (01983) 823340.

Vacancy Reference: 50065339

Closing Date: 14/10/2022

Interview Date: 29/07/2022

Additional Allowances: Other £2000 premium payment
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent 

Are you an experienced Approved Mental Health Professional with at least 2 years practice experience in this specific area wanting to step up to management? If so, this opportunity may be a new chapter in your career. 

About the role:
Here on the Isle of Wight we are investing in our AMHP Service. This is really exciting times, with the progression of our AMHP service; we are building on the structure and recognising the work a specialist service which provides a safe service on the Isle of Wight. We have recently created and successfully employed an additional full time AMHP as well as a trainee AMHP. We currently have new advert out to secure a second trainee post.

Now all we need is a progressive lead to support the transition and build on future developments.  We are looking for an AMHP Manager who has an abundance of enthusiasm to support the AMHPs and drive the service. This post will be rewarding for the successful candidate, as you will be fundamental to the changes driving positive outcomes for people who need this service.

We are looking for a manager who will continue to practise in this area to support everyday challenges; but you will also be integral to providing quality supervision, reflective sessions, training, policy writing as well as partnership working being integral in promoting future developments from agencies on the island and nationally.

We are in the process of implementing a new AMHP report as well as a new platform to collate all our resources, we would wish these areas to be developed further by the AMHP manager.

As the service is relatively small the AMHPs also hold a caseload from the mental health team, so you will work closely with the mental health team manager.

On the island we work closely with our partners to develop services for people coming into contact with the mental health services, therefore its vital that you hold the value of integration which will offer the potential  for future collaborations, leading  to positive outcomes.

Although the work-base is in Newport, we work more agile and therefore you would also be working from home. 

About you:
You will need to have sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, as well as all other Acts that have close interface with the Mental Health Act.

We need the AMHP manager to be an experienced AMHP able to draw on your own experiences to contribute to the service learning and education with other partners.

To join us you must have the following:
* A qualified social worker, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or chartered Psychologist with regulatory registration;
* Being a practising AMHP for a minimum of 2 years;
* Desire to work collaboratively;
* Willing to work on the AMHP rota as well as offering management support to other AMHPs when on AMHP duty.

About us:
Here on the Isle of Wight we strive to be the best we can be for our community, with talented Social Care professionals leading the way. We are a hard-working team, and it doesn’t go unnoticed, in fact, we’ve just been named as runner up for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category! We have also been nominated as finalists in the Local Government Chronicles 2021 for Well Being and Resilience in the partnership category. 

In fact, the last 4 years have seen our whole service focusing on enabling individuals to live independent lives, with our innovative ‘Care Closer to Home’ strategy, and we are seeing impressive results. You can read up on this scheme 

These are exciting time on the Isle of Wight within Adult Social Care, the whole service has supported a redesign that enhances strength-based practice, working with the community and our third sector partners.

We are obsessed with how to best use the strengths of those we serve in designing their care and support – supporting people to regain and maintain the maximum level of independence possible.  We are very fortunate to have voluntary and community sectors who we regard as equal partners in the design and delivery of care and support for the people we serve (so that all of our contracts with them are now a for a minimum three years).  Which helps support the individual’s recovery and maintain their wellbeing.

Of course, integration with health is a key priority – and being surrounded by water means that we really have to invest in making relationships and care pathways work effectively – as our residents cannot easily, or cheaply, go elsewhere. We have recently published our single Health and Care Plan for the IoW.  Equally, we are integrating care management with health across mental health and learning disabilities – and the plan is also to fully integrate commissioning budgets in these areas.  So, you will see the evidence and strong ethos of working all partner agencies to produce better and effective resources for people that may use our services.

Our Offer:
You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.

Please visit the
Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.

Team IWC Values:
·        Community & Customer focused
·        Effective & Efficient
·        Working together
·        Fair & transparent

We are proud of our commitment to offer:
·        Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
·        Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers
·        Providing regular training opportunities.

As well as being a great place to work, we also offer a competitive remuneration package including:
* Competitive rates of pay and allowances
Annual leave entitlement of 31 days p/a (plus public holidays)
Local Government pension scheme
Relocation package (if eligible) of up to £8,000
 Home relocation scheme via Help to Buy
Travel allowance (if eligible) and discounted Solent ferry travel
Island bus network discount, cycle to work scheme and staff parking permit scheme
Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
National and local discounts & benefits schemes
Access to private health care packages

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Maria Blazeckova on: (01983) 823340.       

 Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.         

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.       

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Please view information pack and complete your job application online at, telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.       

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.