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Mental Health Projects Manager

Mental Health Projects Manager

  • Location:

    South West London, London

  • Sector:

    Community Support Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Hannington

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Our client a health a social care research community support charity is seeking a Mental Health projects Manager.

35 hours a week.

This role would cover the Wandsworth location. They currently hold two mental health contracts. Time spent on each is proportional to the contract size. The manager will be required to produce quarterly monitoring reports on both contracts for the Commissioners as well as reports for the Board of Trustees and relevant information as requested by the Director. The manager will also be part of the Management Team which inputs on the operations as a whole and will be a Co Safeguarding Lead.

The purpose and aim of one of the Projects is to enable mental health service users to be active and meaningful participants in the delivery, planning, development and monitoring of mental health services in Wandsworth. As appropriate this will cover Primary, Secondary and Social Care settings. To represent the views and experiences of mental health service users at key clinical and strategic meetings.

Foster good working relationships with community, voluntary and statutory groups and other key agencies and stakeholders. Record actions taken by the Project with the relevant organisations and record their outcomes.

Act as a conduit between the mental health community and the Mental Health Clinical Reference Group and key groups, meetings and forums at the Mental Health Trust and at Wandsworth Borough Council and the voluntary sector.

To act as a "critical friend" to the Mental Health Trust, the Clinical Commissioning Group (in particular the Mental Health Clinical Reference Group) and the Department of Adult Social Services to ensure obligations to service users are met

The purpose and aim of the other is to raise issues, needs and concerns of the community in Wandsworth pertaining to mental health and well-being. The main purposes are the same as the other contract and are carried out in conjunction with or separate to the other contract as appropriate.

Some of the day to day responsibilities:
Day to day management of Mental Health Projects.
*To work proactively and cooperatively as part of an integrated team and to support and contribute to the core work.
*To support, inform and be informed by the work of other projects and services.
*To proactively foster productive relationships with key local stakeholders with regard to mental health, including South West London CCG, the Local Authority, Commissioners, NHS policy makers, Mental Health Trust, Service User Groups and the wider voluntary and community sector.
*To attend the Mental Health Clinical Reference Group and be able to represent the perspective views of mental health service users.
*To attend other key meetings within the SW London CCG, Mental Health Trust, Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and others.
*To manage and co-ordinate the input and involvement of service user representatives and/or volunteers as might be appropriate or needed.
*To produce and present high quality reports and monitoring information as required by Commissioners, Funders, management or to serve the objectives of the projects.
*To facilitate and co-ordinate the planning and running of engagement workshops, events or research interviews, face to face or using digital means

Person Specification
Experience of working directly with mental health service users regardless of ethnicity, religion and including LGBTQ+ service users.
Experience of working in, or association with, health and social care in a mental health context.
Good understanding of different mental health conditions including mild to moderate and serious mental illness.
Working in partnership and collaboration with others. Experience of coproduction.
Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders both established and new.
Working effectively within the parameters of funding.
Experience of professional boundaries and when these should be applied.
Working at all levels within statutory organisations and the voluntary sector.
Good understanding of service user involvement in health and social care.
Good understanding of Safeguarding and safeguarding policy and practice.
Knowledge of Equality and Diversity legislation and how it applies to health and social care services.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present and explain complex issues to different audiences.
Excellent listening skills in dealing with complex issues.
Using knowledge and understanding in order to be positively influential with key stakeholders.
Ability to work as a team as well as manage own workload with effective time and resource management with a low level of supervision.
Understanding of the use of technology and social media platforms.
Experience and knowledge of MS Office.
Ability to adapt to new ways of working including developing the Projects to react to changing methods.
Must be willing to undergo a Disclosure & Barring (DBS) check take part in any required training.

If this excellent opportunity is of interest please get in touch ASAP