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Project Support Officer - Mental Health Workforce

Job Reference: 896-GM2019-01

NHS Manchester CCG
Workforce/Mental Health
3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
£23,023 - £29,608

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning is a single commissioner for health and social care, comprising a partnership between Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and Manchester City Council.

Manchester currently has 89 GP practices, three major hospitals, a mental health trust, citywide social care services, a range of health improvement services, and many voluntary and community organisations.

The values of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning are Positive, Fair and Collaborative. They guide how we work with our colleagues, our communities and health and social care partners to improve the health of our population.

This is a Greater Manchester Health Care and Partnership post. Manchester CCG or Greater Manchester Combined Authority will host the employment of this post on behalf of the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP).

Mental Health Workforce Project Support Officer

Band 5

Interviews for this post will be on 31st January 2019.

On 1 April 2016 Greater Manchester (GM) took charge of our Health and Social Care. The GM Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) is the body made up of the 37 NHS organisations and councils in the city region, which is overseeing devolution and taking charge of the £6bn health and social care budget.

Our vision is “to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people of Greater Manchester”.

We are seeking a motivated and talented person to work as a Project Support Officer to support activities to ensure the delivery of the workforce required to implement the Greater Manchester (GM) Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy and NHS England Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. In particular, this role will focus on the Adult Mental Health Workforce agenda.

Under the direction of the Mental Health Workforce Lead, the post holder will assist with the development and implementation of complex, high value projects and initiatives, taking direct responsibility for administrative and project support.

The Project Support Officer will assist with co-ordinating resources effectively, ensuring that project documentation is prepared and shared in accordance with project timetables and deadlines. They will coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and with colleagues in staffing, finance, ICT and beyond.

You will need to be flexible, have a wide range of organisational and project support skills and be able to work with autonomy. You will be supporting a team delivering a transformation of mental health services across GM over the next few years, and your work will be essential to ensure that we reach the level of quality and outcomes we are aiming for.

If you have any further questions about this post, please contact Steph Fernley at

Manchester Health and Care Partnership is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the post. To find out more please ensure you read our additional information section.

Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities.

We offer a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, 27 days Annual Leave, access to NHS discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers.

New entrants to the NHS will start at the bottom of the pay band.

We welcome all feedback, please take a minute out to leave a few comments so we can continue to improve our services.

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