Assertive Outreach Team Manager West

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Job Overview

We are developing the Assertive Outreach Service in Somerset and have an exciting opportunity available for an additional Team Manager to team to lead the Assertive Outreach Teams in the West of the County.

Main duties of the job

The Assertive Outreach Service provides mental health support to individuals with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The team focuses on supporting individuals who historically have struggled to engage with standard community mental health team processes and are at high risk of relapsing or admission into inpatient services.

You will be supported and empowered in your role to lead and inspire the Assertive Outreach Teams in Taunton and Bridgwater; ensuring appropriate caseload management and fidelity to the Assertive Outreach model.

Working for our organisation

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation and Photo ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.


With this in mind, we offer a range of colleague benefits including

We recognise that our colleagues are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our colleagues.

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified colleagues

For more information please contact the recruitment team via email: [email protected]

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Our trust has been awarded HSJ Mental Health Trust of the Year for 2021, This award follows a busy time for Somerset FT, now in its second year as a trust providing mental health and learning disability services, community and acute hospital services following a merger in April 2020. For more information on this fantastic award, please click here

Please Note: Our Trust is undergoing a merger to enable Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to become one combined organisation in April 2023. If you are successful in securing employment with the Trust we wanted to make you aware of this proposed merger. If this merger is confirmed, your employment will continue as part of the newly formed Trust.

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