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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/07/2021.

Band 8a Community Services Manager - Drug & Alcohol

Job Reference: 342-SS214-0721

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Specialised Services
From £45,753 per annum

We have a unique opportunity for someone to lead our Drug & Alcohol services across five community localities and one residential detox ward.

AWP provide clinical community drug & alcohol services to Dorset, Bournemouth, B&NES, South Glos and Bristol. The post holder will be responsible for managing these services, liaising with various local Third sector and Local Authority commissioners to ensure these services deliver to the performance and quality required.

This portfolio also includes responsibility for the management of Acer ward based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

There is a large degree of autonomy within the role and the post holder should relish the opportunity to develop and improve these services.

Additionally, due to an uplift in public health funding, the post holder will be responsible for implementing a number of exciting new projects over the forthcoming months. You will ensure that these projects, are delivered, monitored and evaluated to demonstrate optimum benefit for the service users.

The teams consist of a number of health professionals including nurses, non medical prescribers, psychologists and addiction psychiatrists.

Whilst a clinical qualification is not essential, the post holder must be able to demonstrate an understanding of delivering clinical substance misuse services.

Although, this post can be largely managed remotely through home working, there is an expectation that some travel will be involved to visit the teams at their bases.

The post holder should also be confident in liaising with a wide range of stakeholders and have some knowledge of contractual processes.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie Millar, Services Portfolio Manager Email address: Telephone number:07722 912059

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities – we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

You can submit your application via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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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