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Service User Placement Co-ordinator

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service User Placement Co-ordinator to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Service User Placement Co-ordinator will be an expert by experience, with a strong understanding of the issues faced by service users in relation to social inclusion and aspirations for employment.

They will provide a management role for people wanting to access time limited placements, apprenticeships or work within the Trust across all DHCFT Services and Teams.

Main duties of the job

Development and introduction of apprenticeships across Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, assisting in service users in developing skills and knowledge alongside the current IPS model.

Supporting and developing time limited work experience opportunities.

Work within work placement programme and guidelines and ensure managers, teams and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities.

Provide information / training to teams and managers to ensure the role of an apprentice.

Support people through all stages of recruitment and attendance as an apprentice / work experience, encouraging people to access the opportunities available to them.

Support person, line manager and team to resolve any concerns as they arise.

Have oversight for the apprentice / work experience Policy.

Review and evaluate programme, ensuring policy is adhered to.

Maintain an up to date database of apprentices / work experience.

Publicise and promote the programme internally and externally.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues \treated patients with compassion and kindness and \felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The following skills are highly desirable:
  • Expertise in the use of Excel
  • Managing competing priorities to meet deadlines
  • Working on own initiative
  • Skilled in the use of computer equipment and software packages
  • Problem solving and solution-focused
  • Creation and delivery of routine and complex presentations
  • Expert by experience, having direct lived experience of mental ill health and receiving mental health care and support
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such a motivation, facilitation, mentorship, etc
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and liaise with multi-professional teams
  • Demonstrate exposure to and a comprehensive knowledge of Clinical Governance in action (audit, research clinical effectiveness, etc)
  • Demonstrate literacy and numeric skills that enable clinical organizational and financial management
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


  • Peer support worker training course

Experience / Skills


  • Expert by experience, having direct lived experience of mental ill health and receiving mental health care and support
  • Experience working within an adult mental health setting



  • Driving licence

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