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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2020.

Recover College Co-Ordinator

Job Reference: 378-CK0895

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 DEW Kirklees Recovery College - 174135
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

We are currently recruiting an experienced and dynamic coordinator to join our team part-time (18.75 hours a week). In this role you will share in taking the lead in the day to day running of the Recovery College in Kirklees and be responsible for project work such as developing courses and working with partners. The coordinator will be responsible to the Recovery College Principal and will line manage an admin assistant.

The Recovery College offers courses to help learners be well and stay well. It’s a space for people to take part in and share their experiences of health issues. It’s a place of opportunities and hope, where learners and volunteers take control of their lives and learn to improve their own wellbeing.

Working as the coordinator of the Recovery College you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting the Recovery College Principal in leading and holding the strategic vision of the College

  • Leading the implementation of Recovery focused educational approach across services

  • Co-ordinating the volunteer element of the Recovery College

  • Enrolling learners/students on courses, developing their learning plans, and meet their needs where possible

  • Co-ordinating the prospectus including managing, liaising and developing local partnerships with people who deliver courses as part of the prospectus.

  • Co-designing and co-facilitating courses with other staff, partners or volunteers when the need or opportunity arises.

  • Organising courses that are facilitated away from the hub of the Recovery College.

  • Overseeing the day to day running of the Recovery College library and monitoring its use.

  • Dealing with sensitive and contentious issues in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Assisting in updating databases, collecting statistical information and preparing reports

  • Working with all members of the Recovery College to involve them in service improvement and development through co-production.

  • Working in collaboration with and communicating with corporate Trust services, clinical teams, the third sector and local educational facilities/colleges.

  • Line managing the admin assistant for the Recovery College.

We are looking for a team member who:

  • Understands the philosophy of recovery education for mental health.

  • Is self-motivated, friendly, non-judgmental and flexible in their approach.

  • Has excellent organizational, time management and decision-making skills.

  • Has good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Works reliably and accurately to deadlines.

  • Uses their own initiative when dealing with unexpected situations and shows resilience to pressure.

  • Is adaptable and has the willingness to embrace change are required.

  • Has experience of co-ordinating projects or programmes.

  • Has experience of working in a community, social care or mental health setting.

  • Is able to work with a wide range of people in a supportive and empowering way, including leading groups and facilitating courses and meetings.

    After joining us at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust you will be supported in your continued professional development with free training opportunities. We value your skills and experience and can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to work within the NHS and support the Recovery \college in helping learners and volunteers on their journey of recovery.

    For an informal discussion please contact Matt Ellis on 07794217093.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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