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AMHP Operational Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Twinwoods and Calnwood Court
£44,606 to £50,819 pa
26/08/2019 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the countywide AMHP Service in Bedford and Luton, managing the service in Bedford and Luton. Providing strategic oversight, operational management and leadership for the service, you will have a crucial role in the transformation and development of the AMHP Service.

Providing the smooth and efficient running of the Service, you will manage a core team of professionals and AMHP members of the multidisciplinary team who work on the AMHP rota. Offering expertise to multidisciplinary colleagues to ensure the timely delivery of a safe, effective, responsive and well led AMHP Service that is caring and maximizes peoples statutory rights. Ensuring the service is sustainable and fit for purpose, as the lead AMHP professional you will be expected to lead by example, provide clear direction, support and command the respect of the team.

You will be required to work closely with a wide range of internal and external partners, service users and carers to develop the AMHP Service; embedding the achievement of best quality and performance standards, in line with service user and carer expectations, commissioner requirements and Trust objectives. This will involve consulting and liaising with all relevant stake holders, and positively reinforcing the values and expectations of the organisation through collaborative and dynamic management and leadership that is both supportive and encouraging in nature to enable the teams to adapt to key changes smoothly.

You will be expected to lead on developing the AMHP Service role to provide early intervention and prevention in order to support alternatives to detention under the Mental Health Act (MHA, 1983), as highlighted in the recent review of the MHA (1983). Maximising service user and carer involvement in the development of the service we are seeking a creative leader who is able to support positive engagement with a wide range of stake holders, reinforcing the core vales of the service.

The AMHP Service currently operates Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00hrs. You will need to be a car driver, with the flexibility to travel across the county and to be able to cover the needs of both teams, when required.

Closing date: 26th August 2019
Interview date: 5th September 2019. Prior to interview candidates will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation - Key priorities for the development of the AMHP Service in Bedfordshire and Luton to be a pilot site for the national AMHP Standards proposal.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gail Dearing, telephone 07908 427766, email