15 June 2015
An unique opportunity to help change the face of mental health services in Bristol
Over the past eight months, mental health services in
Bristol have been evolving.
Since October 2014, a group of 18 separate organisations
- each with its own area of expertise - has taken over the
provision of mental health services in the city under the banner of
Bristol Mental Health. Each were chosen by the Bristol Clinical
Commissioning Group (CCG) because of their expertise in delivering
high quality care and support.
Now, the team at the centre of this partnership is looking for
someone to take on the role of strategic leader for service users
and carers, one of the most fundamental roles to be recruited
"This is an opportunity for someone to take on a new role at the
heart of mental health services in Bristol that ensures that
service users and carers are represented at the highest levels of
Bristol Mental Health," said Will Hall, System Clinical Leader for
Bristol Mental Health services.
The system leadership team, a unique and innovative group
charged with steering and coordinating the care pathway to and
between each of the 18 organisations in the Bristol Mental Health
partnership, is looking for someone who is passionate about mental
health, who could be a powerful advocate for service users and
carers and who would be inspired by working in an environment with
the potential to make a national impact.
This environment is one of quality, integration, improvement and
influence, where the focus is on recovery, co-production between
service users, carers and service providers, celebration of
equality and diversity, and being psychologically informed every
step of the way.
"Whoever takes up this role will be in a strong position to lead
and influence a truly innovative approach to mental health care
which could become a national approach too," said Hall.
The role has been graded at a senior level under NHS Agenda for
Change, and would sit in the "triumvirate" of System Leadership
managers - alongside the clinical system lead and the senior
"Alongside myself and the senior business manager, the strategic
leader for services users and carers will lead a team that focusses
on high quality services that are well integrated and continually
look for ways of doing things better."
The interim strategic leader, Tracy Clack, said "this is an
innovative and exciting role that will help shape Bristol Mental
Health services for at least the next five years.
"This job will be pivotal in ensuring that service user and
carer perspectives are having a real influence on future service
development," she added.
If you are interested in finding out more about the role and how
to apply, please visit the NHS
Jobs website. Interviews will be held in mid-September.
Contact: Sarah Pritchard, Communications Officer - Bristol
Bristol Mental Health /
Working days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Bristol Mental Health
1 Colston Fort
Bristol BS6 5UB
t: 07789 031617