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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2019.

Director of Adult Mental Health

Job Reference: 313-A-19-76920-DN

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are searching for the next leader of our Adult Mental Health services to take forward an ambitious redesign of our services and help us step up to great.

With a budget of £54 million and over 1180 whole time equivalent staff in the service, our Adult Mental Health service is a major provider of services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Over the last 18 months we have been leading a major co-design of our mental health services with staff, service users and patients. We are bringing the recommendations of this together under our Trust-wide strategy – Step up to Great, to deliver one clear plan for adult and older people’s mental health services.

Within the directorate, we have a range of specialist inpatient and community services.

Our inpatient services include Acute Wards, Forensic Services, Rehabilitation Services such as our Huntingdon’s Disease Unit and our accredited Adult Eating Disorder Unit.

Our community based services include Community Mental Health Teams, Acute Recovery Teams and Crisis Resolution Teams. We also work collaboratively in innovative ways with partner organisations, and were one of the first Trusts in the country to operate a joint mental health triage car with the local police force.

We understand that recovery goes beyond just treatment, and our services also include The Involvement Centre, Leicestershire Recovery College and Arts in Mental Health team.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an exceptional leader, with proven experience of leading mental health services and transformation in a complex organisation, to lead this improvement journey for the Adult Mental Health Directorate. You will be someone who can progress our ambitious plans for service improvement and integrated care pathways across our various services.

This is a demanding role, and requires someone who has the resilience to manage services that are under pressure and scrutiny. We need someone who can build on our success, identify where we need change, and make the change happen.

This role will play a major part in improving mental health services for our patients. Whilst we cannot promise it will always be easy, this role offers significant scope to make a real difference to the people we serve.

You will have significant experience of leading large mental health services within a complex organisation and proven experience of service transformation over a range of multi-disciplinary services. You will be an exceptional leader who has improved quality and performance within the NHS or Social Care at scale. You will have experience working with partner organisations and regulators and have a demonstrable understanding of business priorities, NHS and Mental Health policy.

How to apply.

Apply by either attaching your CV and covering letter and applying via this advert or emailing your CV and covering letter to by the closing date of this advert.

Interview date 13thJanuary 2020

Agile Working

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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