Vacancy - Community Mental Health Lead

We are delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Community Fund funding for a 3 year 'Doing What Matters Most' initiative. This programme of work is about investing in the infrastructure that enables the collaborative community to achieve and demonstrate collective impact in two areas:

The general infrastructure which supports and enables the development of multi agency complex needs work in the hub, and gathers evidence to demonstrate collective impact.

The specific infrastructure which develops the support offer and gathers evidence to influence system change in 3 priority areas:

1. Gender Matters - Transforming outcomes for women in crisis and recovery
2. Learning Matters - Improving opportunities for people to learn and transform
3. Mental Health Matters - Improving the community response to mental illness.

We Are Recruiting

The Community Mental Health Lead is a new and exciting role for CoLab.  It comes at a time when mental health is being reimagined locally and nationally.  Great work is already underway to strengthen mental health clinical and community teams, this role will by key in expanding and developing the existing work and supporting the development of the overall Community Mental Health Offer.

Though not a clinical role, we are looking for a dynamic and visionary project manager who has knowledge, experience and credibility in the field.  Ideally someone who is passionate about developing a more holistic, responsive and inclusive community mental health offer; one that values the input of all stakeholders equally and aims high in terms of quality and ambition.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who has a practitioner background (recent experience not essential), someone who has managed mental health services or support in a community setting (e.g. community centre, GP practice), and someone who is passionate about making community mental health support more accessible. 

CoLab Exeter is an award winning team and multi-agency hub. No two days will be the same, our thriving city centre hub hosts over 30 organisations and projects from voluntary, community, and statutory sectors.

Focusing on our 4 themes of Recovery, Wellbeing, Justice and Belonging we work with some of the most vulnerable people in our city. Our shared vision is of a compassionate and inclusive city and hub where people actively participate and communities thrive. 

We are looking to work with people who share our core values of Compassion, Welcome, Collaboration, Ambition and Social Justice, and who can bring passion, resilience, skills, and life experience to the role.

Application Pack & Job Description

Job Reference: CMH 08/21
Role:  Community Mental Health Lead
Responsible to: CEO
Salary: £32,349 FTE pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until 30th June 2024

How To Apply

CoLab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.

To apply, please submit an up to date CV plus a covering letter that is no longer than 2 sides of A4, summarising why you are interested in the role and how your experience, skills, and values align with the job description and person specification.

Submit applications quoting the job reference with a completed diversity monitoring form to  

 Application Deadline: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Interviews: 5th and 7th October 2021

posted : 13-09-2021


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