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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Project Support Officer

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7568

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Community Mental Health Transformation Team
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

Lincolnshire was selected by NHS England as one of 12 early implementers for community mental health transformation. Following an initial successful implementation phase we are delighted to be able to expand this programme of work further across Lincolnshire to ensure the programme is delivered across the county. This is an exciting and innovative programme of work which seeks to enable transformational change in community mental health services and using Lincolnshire’s personalisation approach to embed new ways of working that promote self-efficacy, provide high quality specialist care and develop an accessible model of care that benefits the person and their communities.
The Community Mental Health Transformation Programme is looking to recruit to three enthusiastic and motivated Project Support Officers, this is an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of a variety of transformation projects, making a real difference to patient’s outcomes and experience. As a key member of the team that is leading out the programme and working closely with the transformation project leads, you will be required to provide project and administrative support to workstream areas, local teams and stakeholders to support the delivery of project plans, including taking the day to day lead on agreed initiatives. You will have experience of operating as part of a busy project and programme management team and a good level of knowledge and understanding of project processes and methodology. You will be required to assist in project planning and the monitoring of plans to ensure the project remains on target, highlighting and escalating any issues and risks proactively. You will be required to have a good level of interpersonal skills to communicate effectively across a variety of service areas and clinical teams with a broad range of stakeholders, be able to build and maintain good working relationships, across all system partners.
If you are a team player, able to bring people together from across the health community to support close partnership working and co-production and you share our vision and values, we want to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Eloise Thompson 07814 930 600.

We offer an excellent range of staff benefits that go over and above the standard NHS provision. These include early access to psychological therapies, eye care vouchers, cycle to work schemes, car lease schemes, childcare schemes and flexible working.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic DBS check, please refer to the additional documentation above. Induction dates will be confirmed by the recruiting manager.

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