Mental Health Projects Manager

Mental Health Projects Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Projects & Programmes

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  • Salary:

    £32k per year

  • Contact :

    Shweta Prabhakar

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Mental Health Project Manager- Wandsworth

The purpose and aim of the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Project are to raise issues, needs, and concerns of the LGBTQ+ community in Wandsworth pertaining to mental health and wellbeing. The main purposes are the same as the Voicing Views Project and are carried out in conjunction with or separate from the Voicing Views Project as appropriate.

Key responsibilities

- Day-to-day management of Voicing Views and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Projects.
- To work proactively and cooperatively as part of an integrated WCA team and to support and contribute to the core work of WCA.
- To support, inform, and be informed by the work of other WCA projects and services.
- To proactively foster productive relationships with key local stakeholders with regard to mental health, including South-West London CCG, the Local Authority, Commissioners, NHS policy makers, Mental Health Trust, Service User Groups, and the wider voluntary and community sector.
- To attend the Mental Health Clinical Reference Group and be able to represent the perspective views of mental health service users.
- To attend other key meetings within the SW London CCG, Mental Health Trust, Local Authority, Voluntary Sector, and others.
- To manage and coordinate the input and involvement of service user representatives and/or volunteers as might be appropriate or needed.
- To produce and present high-quality reports and monitoring information as required by Commissioners, Funders, WCA management or to serve the objectives of the projects.
- To facilitate and coordinate the planning and running of engagement workshops, events, or research interviews, face to face or using digital means.

Person Specification

- Experience in working directly with mental health service users regardless of ethnicity, religion, and including LGBTQ+ service users.
- Experience of working in, or associated with, health and social care in a mental health context.
- Good understanding of different mental health conditions including mild to moderate and serious mental illness.
- Working in partnership and collaboration with others. Experience of coproduction.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders both established and new.
- Working effectively within the parameters of funding.
- Experience of professional boundaries and when these should be applied.
- Working at all levels within statutory organisations and the voluntary sector.
- Good understanding of service user involvement in health and social care.
- Good understanding of Safeguarding and safeguarding policy and practice.