Deputy Operation Lead - Band 7

Location Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £38,890 - 44,503 per year
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Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 7 Deputy Operation Lead to work 37.5 hours per week, based in Aylesbury.

The salary for this permanent Deputy Operation Lead job is £38,890 - £44,503 per annum.


  • Support the operational lead’s in the day to day running Community Eating Disorders Service in the delivery of Community Eating Disorder services whilst also holding a clinical caseload
  • Undertake urgent and routine comprehensive eating disorder assessments, alongside the team
  • Work alongside the operational leads in the management and further development of the community ED team working to an agreed model, developing clinical structures, recruiting staff and implementing the service
  • Deputise and fill in for the Operational Lead when required
  • Provide a safe, effective and therapeutic clinical team ensuring the delivery of high-quality community eating disorder care packages
  • Be responsible for the joint line management, case supervision and appraisal of team colleagues
  • Take a key role in ensuring effective joint working with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure responsive and appropriate service delivery to users and carers
  • Represent the service both externally and internally in respect of all the above
  • Be directly responsible for directly managing clinical staff, and administrative staff
  • Ensures that all staff are aware of local Trust policies and procedural guidance as appropriate
  • Actively contributes towards the development of local policy and procedural guidance
  • Carry a clinical case load of Community Eating Disorder cases
  • Effectively leads the clinical response to crises and serious incidents within the team
  • Actively participate in an annual performance review (appraisal) and the development and implementation of a personal development plan
  • Attend any training as requested
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct relating to your profession (if applicable)
  • Always promote quality and safety of patients, visitors and staff thus enabling the Trust to meet its regulation requirements (Care Quality Commission Registration – Regulations and Outcomes) that relate most directly to patients and also strive for continuous quality improvement
  • Observe Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy providing equality of treatment and opportunity to employees, service users and service providers irrespective of sex, sexuality, age, marital status, ethnic origin or disability
  • Take responsibility for the health & safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their omissions or actions at work
  • Report accidents, incidents and near misses, implementing corrective action where necessary
  • Comply with Trust policies for infection control and hand hygiene such as hand hygiene, decontamination Policy, uniform and workwear code and standard precautions Policy to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)
  • Incorporate into clinical activities up to date evidence that supports safe infection control practices and procedures, such as the use of aseptic techniques and the safe disposal of sharps
  • Raise any matters of concern with your Manager/Director
  • Recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role
  • Comply with recruitment and other checks as requested by the organisation including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau

Requirements of the Deputy Operation Lead:

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist
  • Leadership Training
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Post qualification experience in a mental health setting, working with young people or adults with mental illness
  • Experience of working with children or adults who have eating disorders and their families and carers in the community
  • Experience of mentoring and clinical supervision of others
  • Experience of developing clinical practice
  • Ability to manage, supervise and appraise clinical staff in community Eating Disorders
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the research process
  • The ability to deputize for the team manager taking on their roles and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Be able contribute to the audit process
  • Ability to manage case load and act as care coordinator for clients on case list
  • Be able to function as part of multi-disciplinary team and liaise with external agencies i.e. primary care, social and health care
  • Ability to assess client need, both mental health, health and social needs
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise the performance of self and others
  • Ability to follow policy and make proposal for change
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
  • Can maintain professional standards and follow codes of practice
  • Ability and willingness to travel for work purposes
  • Be I.T competent
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of contemporary Eating Disorder issues including FBT, CBT-ED and able to articulate a clear vision for community eating disorder service development
  • Be aware of and work in line with all Trust policies and procedures


This Deputy Operation Lead job is advertised by Paul Chittock; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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