CAMHS Programme Coordinator (N&S OPD EPEC)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum Incl. of HCAs pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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National and Specialist CAMHS are seeking to recruit a Programme Coordinator to join the Empowering Parents Empowering Communities team. EPEC are commissioned to deliver parenting groups in several London boroughs, nationally and internationally. EPEC groups are peer-led and the team recruit, train and supervise parent group leaders to work in their local communities.

The role involves supporting, training, delivery and evaluation, holding an overview of current projects and capacity being the primary contact for parent group leaders, building relationships with the community whilst liaising regarding their availability and development opportunities.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, conscientious and capable individual who is interested in taking a key role within the team to maintain core functions and processes of the project. The post holder will need to have considerable project management experience and be familiar with the EPEC portfolio of parenting groups. We seek applicants with a passion and proven experience for working in partnership with families and multi-agency colleagues to improve infant, child and parenting outcomes.

Main duties of the job

To take a key role within the team to maintain core functions and processes of the project involving maintaining systems (using EXCEL, Microsoft forms, emails etc) to support smooth set up, delivery of EPEC groups, supporting Parent group leaders and supervisors to be able to carry out their roles.T he role involves supporting training and workshops for local Parent group leaders and National sites.

Supporting the team with evaluation processes, dissemination of evaluation reports.

Holding an overview of current projects and capacity.

Being the primary contact for local parent group leaders, building relationships with the community, whilst liaising regarding their availability and development opportunities.

Supporting the local parent group leaders to be influential in the development and daily practice within EPEC to further strengthen the peer model.

The post holder will need to be highly organised, have excellent communication skills, enjoy building relationships with people and within a peer led model. The post holder will need to be familiar with the EPEC portfolio of parenting groups.

About us

We are a welcoming, innovative and dynamic team. We are passionate about the work we do and the parents and children we support. We are a diverse team with a range of experience and backgrounds, including Clinical psychologists, Midwifes, Occupational therapists and parent peer support workers. The experiential learning approach and strategies of our programmes form the basis to all aspects of our work. We work hard and are friendly, supportive team.

About our locations - We are based at the Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, Maudsley Hospital. The nature of the work means some regular travel to other local boroughs.

Maudsley Hospital (headquarters)

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2)

Flexible working- As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. The core hours for the team and this role are Monday to Friday in the time frames from 9:00-5:00. This role is 0.8wte equivalent and we can agree hours following successful interview. Across the team we work in the office a minimum of 50% of hours worked and remaining proportion of time can include working from home. Giving you the very best of good work life balance. The working hours may include working early mornings, later evenings or Saturdays as part of the core working hours/working pattern for this post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

EPEC involves training local parents to facilitate peer-led parenting courses in community locations, such as schools, childrens centres, faith and cultural centres. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery, development and implementing EPEC across South London, and increasingly more widely.

The post holder two key aspects of the role are I) maintain core functions and processes of the project and ii) to be the main link person with Parent group leaders (who are essential and core to our delivery model).

Maintaining systems and supporting the team with set up, recruitment and delivery of groups and training.

Forming positive relationships with all PGLs and maintaining regular contact for example via phone, email, SLACK, regular newsletters and at workshops.

Keeping up to date systems in relation to PGL output and PGL support and development needs.

Organising timetable and aspects of PGL engagement sessions and workshops across the year.

Supporting the team to maintain and develop the PGL and parent voice in all the work we do.

Being responsible for supporting allocated local and national sites, (vi) supporting evaluation and data collection across the service, contributing to evidence base and ongoing research.

In addition, The post holder will support the development and implementation of: (i) further applications of the EPEC Model across mental health, health, social care, education and other childrens services (ii) methods for integrating the Model with other evidence based interventions and national guidelines and standards (iii) further methods to effectively disseminate and support the implementation the EPEC Model through further training courses, associated training and supervision. The post holder will also support the work of senior colleagues in their negotiations with organisations commissioning the Centres activities.

The post requires an understanding of the EPEC Model, evidence based parenting interventions and parent education models, knowledge of other evidence-based interventions as well as experience of working closely with managers and practitioners to support the development of effective services for children and families.

Person Specification



  • Completed units of OCN Level 3 Training to Work with Parents for Professionals and Volunteers (A,I)



  • Experience of working with client groups that can find services hard to access (A,I)
  • Experience of working with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds (A,I)


  • Experience of giving presentations to a wide variety of audiences (A,I)

Understanding and Knowledge


  • Knowledge and understanding of parenting groups (A,I)
  • Understanding of facilitation skills theory and practice, group work and engaging parents (A,I)


  • Familiarity with adult learning, eg accreditation and moderation (A,I)

Skills and Abilities


  • Skills in the use of office systems and processes to support a busy project (A,I)
  • Ability with software packages, word, excel, publisher, access (A,I)


  • Ability to monitor and evaluate service delivery (A,I)

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Michael Rutter Centre

DeCrespigny Park



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