Approved Mental Health Professional - Team Manager (ref. 3306)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £44,624 to £48,678 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award) + 20% unsocial hours allowance


Fulltime 37 hours per week


Team Manager, Approved Mental Health Professional, Emergency Duty Service




Salary Grade T, up to £48,678 pa + 20% unsocial hours allowance


Rota pattern:

3 week rolling in and out-of-hours rota. Shift pattern includes working:

  • 4 x weekday 8.5 hour day shifts over the three-week rota (off the duty roster to carry out other managerial tasks and functions).
  • Evenings 16:00 - 01:00
  • Weekend / Bank Holiday day shifts between 08:30 – 17:00,
  • You’ll need to have a flexible commitment to cover colleague’s annual leave and sickness when required.

No annual leave or Bank Holiday entitlement is incorporated in the rota (which is the case for other EDS posts). When rostered to work a Bank Holiday, Team mangers accrue TOIL.


About us

Our Emergency Duty Service (EDS) provides key responses to urgent out-of-hours child protection and adult safeguarding concerns and carries out assessments under the Mental Health Act, as well as facilitating support to vulnerable Adults.


Following our new innovative in-house Emergency Duty Service (EDS) re-design, we are really excited to announce that we will be launching a new pioneering model for our out of hours services in Devon County Council. 


This revised service will be introduced as early as September 2022. It will involve implementing specialist service models for our 3 core EDS services (Adults, Childrens and Mental Health) which will provide an improved, streamlined way of partnership working. This initiative includes significant new investment and staffing levels to ensure improvements to our EDS.


This enables increased positive outcomes for our children, young people and their families / carers, and to vulnerable adults and people experiencing mental health crises.


Our re-design has meant that we will have the additional qualified roles now become available and we would like to welcome internal staff workforce to apply for these in the first instance.


About you

If you are a qualified, currently registered and experienced AMHP Team Manager, with a proven track record and would like the opportunity to be part of our new EDS service and feel you have the right skills, then we’d love to hear from you.


You will also need demonstrate,

  • Experience of supervising and managing staff / student placements
  • Experience of providing on the job training, coaching and mentoring
  • Substantial post-qualifying experience as a registered AMHP
  • Proven competency as an experienced professional in a Local Authority or Health setting
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation of your specialist role, including a knowledge of wider Social Care legislation including the Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act.


How to apply

When submitting your application, please state your reason why you would like to apply and how you will add value to our EDS service within your supporting statement. 


If you have any queries about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact, EDS Service Manager, Chris Collins


If you would like to speak to a peer informally about the role, please contact

Harriet Cadman to arrange.


Closing date midnight on Wednesday, 17th August 2022


Interviews will take place on 30th and 31st August 2022, virtually via MS Teams.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £44,624 to £48,678 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award) + 20% unsocial hours allowance

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required