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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2021.

Head of Involvement, Inclusion and Engagement Team

Job Reference: 367-LD&F-4568

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Involvement, Inclusion and Engagement Team
Waverley Road, St Albans
£53,168 - £62,001 5% of basic salary, subject to a

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

We are keen to recruit the right leader to the team in our organisation which fundamentally drives our values and the nature of our relationships with the people who use and work in our services. Our Inclusion and Engagement Team is beginning the next stage of its journey in defining the value of the connections we make with people, be they colleagues, service users or carers. The successful post holder will have a proven track record of working with these stakeholders to empower and optimise their experience. They will be able to demonstrate a deep knowledge of the principles of Recovery, Inclusion, Involvement and Engagement, both from a personal position and in terms of guidance, policy and practice.

HPFT is an Outstanding NHS Trust, one which sets great store in its values, and these fundamentally support and give meaning to everything we do. In March 2021 we were awarded Mental Health Trust of the Year by the Health Service Journal in recognition of what we have been able to achieve as a result. In joining HPFT you will experience these values as daily features of your working life and we will look to you as Head of the I&E Team to lead us forward in making them ever more impactful.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Andrew Nicholls Job title Clinical Director of Psychological Services & Head of Recovery Email address Telephone number 07767 890113

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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