Team Manager, Eastbourne

Salary: £30,964 - £33,852 per year

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Location: East Sussex

Closing Date: 21/07/2024

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and thoughtful person to lead our Staying Well Eastbourne team as a Team Manager, delivering innovative services for people experiencing mental health difficulties and crisis.  We provide an out of hours safe and supportive space that is an alternative to A&E.  You will lead and motivate a client-focused team to provide responsive support.

Benefits at Southdown include:

  • Salary above the Real Living Wage
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance (EAP), Free advice and counselling service
  • Access to Blue Light card
  • Health Care cashback scheme
  • Interest-free Loans
  • Life cover: For staff within our pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Access to the Easit Network
  • Free access to financial services and advice through Salary Finance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Support with Career Progression
  • Supportive working environment.
  • £100 reward for passing your probationary period

Staying Well is an innovative service offering out-of-hours support, which is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to people experiencing acute distress due to their mental health difficulties.

The service is a collaboration between the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) and NHS services.  We have VCSE Recovery Advisors, Peer Support Workers and an embedded clinician who is managed by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.

As the Team Manager you will be working alongside the Service Manager, you will use client feedback and emerging national insights to ensure continuous improvement and psychological safety.   You will work alongside other Southdown services and have the support of the wider Southdown team.

The Team Manager will provide line management to a team of Recovery Advisors, peer workers and will also provide support to clients. You will lead on the day-to-day communication with local partners to promote the recovery and safety of people accessing Staying Well Eastbourne.

Working pattern

Staying Well Eastbourne is open seven days a week. We are looking for a Team Manager who would enjoy working a mix of 09:00 – 17:00 and 15:00 – 23:00 shifts, including some weekends.

Our Values

Southdown is a psychologically informed organisation where the well-being and happiness of our employees matter. We’re committed to creating a positive and compassionate work environment where employees feel valued, respected and inspired to do their best. In addition, we’re a family-friendly employer that recognises the importance of a work-life balance. If you share our values and want to work for an organisation that helps change lives for the better, we want to hear from you.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and are fully committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and welcome applications from all candidates that meet our job specifications.  If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, do get in contact with us at as we are always happy to discuss (or arrange a discussion with the recruiting manager) to explore if any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

We very much welcome applications from previous experience in mental health roles such as Recovery Advisor, Team Leader, Supervisor, Manager, Team Manager, Deputy Manager, Specialist Coordinator and Social Worker.

Closing Date – 21st July 2024

Interview Date – 26th July 2024

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