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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2022.

East of England MH and SM Services System Lead

Job Reference: 301-IT-22-146312

£54,764 to £63,862 + 5% HCAS

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated system lead for our Mental Health (MH) and Substance Misuse (SM) Services and Recovery College in the East of England.

Currently this involves, but is not limited to, managing the Inclusion Visions SM Service, IAPT, Psychological Therapies (Step 4), Complex Needs, Disordered Eating, Intensive Support, Early intervention Psychosis, At Risk Mental States (ARMS), Police On Line Investigations and IPS Employment MH Services and Recovery College. We expect Problem Gambling and LD Services will be added in the near future.

This post offers exciting opportunities to make a significant difference to the way services are delivered in the locality. This will be achieved through collaborative working with commissioners, partner agencies, and clinical/managers across the services.

The primary role will be to use specialist MH and SM knowledge to lead on the day to day community based operations in the East of England, ensuring that ongoing delivery is coordinated, consistent and delivered within budget.

The post holder will champion service user involvement in all aspects of the service delivery.

Supported by the Regional Lead, the post-holder will have oversight of service development and recruitment across these projects.They will work closely with service Clinical Leads and managers to ensure high standards are maintained.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use their knowledge and management experience to shape how service delivery is adapted for the 4 Thurrock Primary Care Networks. They will sit on the Thurrock MH Transition Board.

Working as a senior Inclusion manager, the post holder will engage in a range of strategic Inclusion/MPFT projects.

We are an organisation who will recognise and value your clinical expertise, post-qualification training and high level of specialist experience, with a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning. We will enable you to use your clinical and leadership skills, encourage you to develop your ideas to shape our services.

The trust promotes and expects a high standard of supervision so you will have the opportunity to establish and deliver reflective practice within your teams.

Why you should apply:

  • This post offers an opportunity to develop your skills and experience in relation to strategy and leadership.
  • You can make a positive difference to the lives of people we serve.
  • You will be joining to lead an established, high achieving supportive team dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care.
  • Opportunities to be part of audit, research and leading service modernisation and improvements with the support of a dedicated quality lead.
  • Regular reflective practice, clinical supervision, training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Staff benefits, including planned wellbeing time.

The offer

  • MPFT will offer an additional £10,800.00'welcome to MPFT bonus', 50% on joining us and 50% after a period of 12 months service.
  • An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to £120.00 per year
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
  • Salary on appointment.
  • Individual learning fund.


The Organisation:

Inclusion aims to combine public service values, which drive the most progressive elements within the NHS, with the commitment to tackling social exclusion shown by the best of the voluntary sector. We deliver a range of both criminal justice and community based Forensic, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Sexual Health, Problem Gambling and IAPT Services. We are part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and other parts of England.

If you would like to know more about this post, please contact Robert Waugh on : or 07721504884

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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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