Community Mental Health Service Development Manager with strong communication and leadership skills, significant experience of multi-agency working/strategic partnerships and experience of managing large scale projects or contracts, is required for a well-established Charity based in Canterbury, Kent, South East England.
SALARY: £29,738 - £32,777 per annum + Benefits (see below)
LOCATION: Canterbury, Kent, South East England – with travel across Kent, Medway and East Sussex
JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Fixed Term Contract until end of June 2023
WORKING HOURS: 37.5 Hours per Week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (some flexibility may be required)
KEY REQUIREMENT: Candidates will require a full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes and must be willing to undertake travel across Kent, Medway and East Sussex
We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Community Mental Health Service Development Manager with strong communication and leadership skills, significant experience of multi-agency working/strategic partnerships and experience of managing large scale projects or contracts.
The charity’s service uses arts, sport and training opportunities to support people with poor mental health who are unemployed and geographically or socially isolated. As the Community Mental Health Service Development Manager you will ensure that the service is providing the support people need, is working with other teams and partner organisations to do this, and is meeting the requirements of those who’ve commissioned and funded the service.
The Community Mental Health Service Development Manager will be involved with the operational development of the service which will involve working closely with the Area Manager and Head of Service to develop the support provided. You will monitor the impact and effectiveness of the service, gathering crucial evidence to secure future funding.
Your main duties and responsibilities as the Community Mental Health Service Development Manager will include:
Leadership & Development
- Management and development of effective service delivery, including quality assurance structures and systems
- Manage effective risk and safeguarding practice for the services
- Oversee and manage budgets
- Proactively establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations, supporting the service to meet strategic and operational objectives
- Build upon the learning from research to develop and improve services
- Seek and respond to client insights
Performance and Evaluation
- Development, implementation and management of service outcome measurement and monitoring, enabling evidence of need, reach and impact
- Manage the performance of the service, ensuring they meet commissioner and funder requirements, as well as quality standards
- Prepare and present accurate and timely reports to line managers and Senior Management
Staff Management & Development
- Recruit and develop high-performing staff
- Effectively manage a dispersed staff and volunteer team
- Manage staff absence and capacity
Growth & Business Planning
- Build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and external partners
- Involvement in the effective strategic planning for services
- Proactively identify service improvement opportunities and implement them to develop the service of the future
- Relevant qualification in specific area of work or management at level 3 or above or commitment to work towards this
- Qualification or relevant experience in Mental Health, Wellbeing or Employability
- Skilled communicator, able to provide a leadership voice and inspire others
- Ability to work under pressure to independently make changes to service development
- Ability to influence others and work effectively with partners
- Ability to analyse and interpret management information
- The ability to identify solutions to problems and implement and evaluate them
- The ability to actively contribute ideas and suggestions that improve the development and quality of services
- A positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic attitude to work
- Able to demonstrate autonomous decision making and deliver results
- Ability to work independently
- Full driving license and the use of a vehicle
- 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
- Pension scheme (contributions matched up to 7%)
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aider's
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JOB REF: AWDO-C7240
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