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Allied health professional lead

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) we have embarked on a journey to move even closer to our ambition for people to have improved lives and optimistic futures.

Following a review of our leadership structures in Wigan we are now looking for an exceptional Allied health professional lead to work collaboratively with our talented team of clinical leaders to ensure we deliver high quality care, create an outstanding place to work and reduce health inequalities.

This and exciting development opportunity in our Wigan Mental health Services

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with the Associate Director of Quality and the Head of operations the post holder will positively contribute to the strategic development of the Trust, ensuring best practice and learning is disseminated across the organization and that services are delivered within the GMMH quality framework, supporting the continued success of the organisation in delivering high quality mental health and substance misuse services.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To establish, lead and co-ordinate AHP Workforce strategy project group.
  • To support the Trust in developing AHP strategic workforce plan outlining clear objectives and timescales to deliver clear key aspects of the AHP strategy.
  • Utilise complex baseline data and intelligence including workforce numbers, roles, diversity, and vacancies to inform long term workforce planning.
  • To provide monitoring and oversight of AHP Data cleanse within ESR.
  • To develop programmes of preceptorship for newly qualified AHPs working with AHP faculties to contribute to regional plans for standardised preceptorship programmes.
  • To interpret and analyse highly complex facts and data, in order to guide decision making and strategic planning of our AHP future workforce.
  • To identify and develop opportunities for career progression for AHP support workforce.
  • Interpret national guidance and develops policies to provide reassurance that the Trust development of AHPs is in line with the National strategy.
  • To support benchmarking and review of complex information to support the workforce against National AHP support worker framework.
  • To contribute to further development of AHP Apprenticeship pathways.
  • To work collaboratively to enhance AHP recruitment and careers promotion.
  • To enrich and enhance the relationship between the trust and system partners. across the ICS (AHP faculty), Higher Education Institutes, Health Education England and other partners.
  • To work collaborate with system partners on AHP recruitment and careers promotion.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in any of the Allied Health Professional groups
  • UK HCPC Registration
  • Extensive and active clinical experience as an AHP


  • Experience writing strategic plans and business cases
  • Experience working with service users and carers with lived experience



  • Extensive and active clinical experience as an AHP
  • Experience of research, audit and quality improvement
  • Previous experience of project work


  • oAwareness of developments in GM and nationally in relation to the professional practice agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Atherleigh Park hospital

Artherliegh way



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