Team Leader

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Red Thread
£36,595 per annum + benefits
04 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Team Leader
Woolwich, Croydon, Lewisham or Homerton, London
£36,595 per annum + benefits

Thank you for considering a Team Leader role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals committed to empowering young people to change their lives.

We are looking to recruit four dynamic team members to work with one of our teams at either:

- Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
- Croydon University Hospital, Croydon
- University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham
- Homerton Hospital, Homerton

As a Team Leader based in one of the local A&E departments, your primary role will be to enable the team to support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy and their families and hold a caseload yourself. Over the past few years, Redthreads services have developed across our sites, and we are proud to offer access to additional services to larger groups of young people. The Team Leader role is vital in collaboratively leading all service models offered at their site.

To succeed in this role, you need to be a strong leader who advocates for a trauma-informed approach for the team and for the young people we support. You’ll have extensive management experience leading a service that supports vulnerable young people and young people with complex needs.

We want someone who can confidentially lead the team and provide effective guidance and support. You will be responsible for motivating and line managing team members day to day and working with young people who are vulnerable, and high risk, an understanding of the impact intense, short-term work can have, and a good understanding of the support eco-system they need. You need to be a people person, able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and partners and to be a nurturing line manager to a small team working in a busy hospital environment.

You must also be a skilled communicator: as comfortable building a relationship with a young person as you are liaising with our clinical colleagues. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread, and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, our teams are still working from the hospitals as we are classed as essential workers. You will need to do shifts at the hospital, as well as work some days from home, depending on the needs of the team and the service.

In return, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a supportive and flexible working environment, excellent staff training and development package, and access to a range of employee benefits, including enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements, employer pension scheme contribution, access to clinical supervisions, enhanced employee assistance programme services and more.

As this role requires an NHS honorary contract and Redthread benefits, you’ll also have unique access to generous NHS discounts and Blue Light schemes.

The offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory pre-employment checks, which include meeting any applicable legal vaccination requirements, unless medically exempt, as set by the CQC. Redthread is not a Home Office-licensed visa sponsor; evidence of the right to work in the UK will need to be provided at the interview stage.

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- Applications deadline: 10 am, 17th August 2022.
- 1st Round short online interviews: 23rd August 2022, with further rounds in the following weeks.

If we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

We would like the role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.

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