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Manchester Thrive Navigator

Job Reference: 349-MCH-3629111

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
CAMHS/Youth Worker
Harrington Building: Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are looking for an experienced CAMHS worker to join and refine our new innovative team known as Manchester Thrive or ‘M Thrive’ as a branch of the RMCH CAMHS division. This team will be providing services for young people with emotional or mental health needs. In this role you will support the provision of services using a whole-system approach to the delivery of child wellbeing services. This involves taking a population approach to delivery of care; enabling integration across health, care, education, social care and third sectors, and a central focus on delivering improved outcomes for children and young people.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the NHS, as part of the M Thrive Team, you will be reaching out and breaking down barriers with a range of partner agencies from across the system and city including but not limited to:

  • Local Authority: including Education, Early Help, Early Years
  • Social Care/Children’s Services
  • Specialist CAMHS
  • Manchester MIND
  • Kooth
  • The Proud Trust
  • Healthy Schools
  • 42nd Street
  • GM Crisis Services
  • The Princes Trust
  • Unicef
  • City in the Community (CITC)

As an M Thrive Navigator, you will be delivering services, including but not limited, to networking, training and sharing information across one of the three localities in Manchester (North Central and South) via an M Thrive Hub. The Hub will be a point of entry or a ‘front door’ to Manchester’s Emotional Wellbeing Services.

Within the current landscape there is huge potential for growth as we are at the start of a redesign journey unique to the NHS. New models for how services are both provided and funded are being considered and tested so this is a fantastic opportunity to be creative and get together with a dynamic and supportive leadership team to reflect on current practice and refine innovative ways of working.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Rachel Pilling

Job title M-Thrive Service Manager

Email address

Telephone number 07974608376

Additional contact information

Natasha Siddique, Thrive Programme Manager -


We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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