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Team Leader/Community Mental Health Social Workers / Approved Mental Health Professionals

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

What is the job role?

This is a fabulous opportunity to join our Mental Health Teams in Coventry.  We have a number of posts available:

Coventry is a modern, growing, culturally and ethnically diverse City.  We are proud to be socially inclusive. The City has a worldwide reputation for Peace and Reconciliation. We are at the heart of the busy and industrial Midlands and yet surrounded by beautiful rural Warwickshire which is minutes away. Being well served by extensive road and rail networks, Coventry is easily accessed from most parts of the Country.

You will be supporting people living with a range of mental health challenges including psychosis, mood disorders, and self-harming behaviours.   The Teams are fully multi-disciplinary and embrace strength-based recovery practices, Safeguarding, The Care Act, Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts.

Team Leader: CMHT Swanswell Point 

Salary:                  £42403 - £49498 dependant on skills and experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide strong leadership to an integrated, dynamic, and friendly CMHT.

We are looking for a motivated individual who has the ability to lead the day-to-day operation of one of the community-based Team within the Coventry Community Mental Health Team. You will  provide management and  professional supervision to the Social Workers and Community Case Managers within the team. In addition, as part of our partnership arrangements with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, you will  provide professional and clinical support to NHS staff. You will be  working in partnership with the two Social Care Team Managers and the other 3 Social Care Team Leaders

If you are passionate about co-production and want to help to make genuine contributions to improve  the lives of people  living with severe and enduring mental health needs, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Applicants should be a Registered Social Worker with Social Work England and hold a qualification as a Approved Mental Health Professional. You will have  experience as a mental health practitioner in a CMHT or similar service with people who live  with severe/ enduring mental health issues.

Mental Health Social Workers and Approved Mental Health Professionals for our Community Mental Health Teams- full and part time.

Salary: £31,364 - £43,421 dependant on skills and experience (Newly Qualified / Experienced Social Workers)

Salary: £42,403 - £49,498 (Approved Mental Health Professional)

We are looking for highly motivated professionals  to join our Community Mental Health Team based at Swanswell Point in Coventry. The Team incorporates Community Mental Health Nurses, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Support Workers, and Clerical Staff.

The team supports people to co-produce recovery plans to enable better lives and  to stay as independent as possible.  All supports are  person-centred, strength based and designed for   people to have   choice and control in their lives.  

As a Mental Health Social Worker, you will also be involved in assessing, coordinating, and arranging care for people living  with mental health concerns, both in the community and in hospital. We have full time and part time posts available.

If you are an  Approved Mental Health Professional, you  will be required to undertake assessment’s under the Mental Health Act  as part of the city wide AMHP rota.

For all posts, we operate a flexible / hybrid working week and you will be office based at least 2 days a week.

Keen to join the team? If you feel you fit the criteria then apply today!

To find out further information and for an informal discussion please contact Simon McGarry or Mat Bilbe by email at or  or call on 024 7697 6256. Virtual meetings / video call  can also be arranged at times to suit.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Social Work England Registered Social Workers with a passion for promoting independence and  aiding recovery from the effects of  mental health disorders. (Please supply your registration number with your application).

The successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Working knowledge of and application of  MHA, MCA, The Care Act and Children’s Act
  • A working knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Excellent risk assessment and management skills
  • Organisation, recording and workload management skills
  • Diplomacy, negotiating, listening skills.
  • Be able to work in collaboration with people with lived experiences, carers and colleagues.
  • To work as part of a team 
  • Have autonomy and decision-making skills
  • Develop personal home treatment plans
  • Good IT skills
  • Have a vision for your own career development and future training
  • Resilience, flexibility, stamina and a great sense of humour!

In return you will benefit from:

  • Be welcomed in joining a highly professional and thoroughly hard working, friendly team
  • Group and individual professional supervision from the Team Leader / Team Manager / AMHP Lead within the team
  • Excellent in house and external training opportunities.
  • Opportunities to experience and present at various professional forums including our Pre-Court Legal Panel and AMHP Forums
  • Highly competitive salary with career development opportunities

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

To find out more about working in Adult Social Care click here: 

Please note your application form may be shortlisted during the period of the advert and if you are successful you will be invited to attend an interview before the closing date. The advert will close on Sunday 28th of July. Please indicate on your application form which post(s) you are interested in: Team Leader or  Full or Part Time Social Worker positions.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date(s): TBC


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council


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