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Participation Lead

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will actively develop Mental Health user and parent/ carer involvement within the CAMHS Tier 4 Provider Collaborative in Kent and Sussex, ensuring that service user participation is an integrated aspect of all work and service development that the Provider Collaborative is involved in. The post holder will be responsible for managing and developing User Partnership Groups and will also support the Kent and Sussex Provider Collaborative in developing and promoting a partnership approach to working with children, young people and parents and carers.

To contribute to the strategic and service development of the Tier 4 Provider Collaborative through work with the lead provider, providers and collaborating agencies and via attendance at the Partnership board, CGOAC (Clinical Governance Operational and Assurance Committee) and Clinical Activity Panel.

The post holder will establish positive relationships with existing participation organisations across the Kent and Sussex footprint.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

  • To lead on and promote the meaningful participation of children and young people and parent / carers in Tier 4 CAMHS Provider Collaborative service development, delivery and evaluation.
  • To participate in the development of and implement participation action plan for the Service
  • To advocate for children, young people and carers on issues that are of concern to them in relation to Provider Collaborative service provision
  • To facilitate a partnership working approach between the Provider Collaborative and children / young people and carers including the identification and implementation of ways in which the service and service users can enter into dialogue with each other regarding service development
  • To be responsible for managing and developing User Partnership Groups, recruit members to create innovative and inclusive projects to facilitate the voice of Tier 4 CAMHS service users and their families, and ensure this information is used to influence service improvement and development
  • Ensure that service users and the public are fully involved in developing service specifications, reviewing services and evaluating quality

About us

We are an organisation which puts people first and will do everything possible to help you feel respected, valued and included.

We'll help you learn, acquire new skills and gain further experience to support your career development. And we'll provide the opportunity for you to bring your fresh ideas to work about how we can do things differently and continue improving.

You will also be joining a health and care system committed to working together to do the best we can for the communities we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To Keep up to date with participation developments in relation to childrens mental health services with a view to implementing relevant models across the footprint.
  • To generate a quarterly report to the Partnership Board on the views of children, young people and carers and progress of co-production process to date.
  • To produce a quarterly participation bulletin to service users on the progress of the CAMHS participation action plan and relevant feedback from the Provider Collaborative.
  • To carry out the above duties clearly demonstrating an understanding of, and with regard to, diversity and equality issues
  • To interpret national guidance and legislation relating to public and user involvement, giving advice on the best ways to engage users and the public in the on-going development and delivery of
  • To promote participation within the Provider Collaborative and contribute to wider discussions sharing experience and knowledge working with other participation leads across care groups
  • To ensure that young people are a part of the recruitment process of all new clinical/managerial staff appointed to the Provider Collaborative or providers within the footprint.
  • To participate fully in appraisal process with Line
  • To be accountable for own professional

Person Specification



  • Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Post graduate qualification in mental health area

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in Children's Services/NHS for a minimum of 2 years or equivalent
  • Experience of Mental Health setting
  • Experience of working with multi-agency partnerships
  • Experience of developing and facilitating groups
  • Experience of supervision of administration staff
  • Understanding of information systems used by the Trust
  • Experience of working with difficult and complex situations
  • Experience of the implementation and maintenance of participation work
  • Experience of advising of participation and up skilling staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector, voluntary and community services
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and related issues
  • Knowledge of the structure and dynamics of CAMHS and its interaction with partner agencies
  • Knowledge of participation theories

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sussex Partnerhsip NHS Foundation Trust

Arundel Road


BN13 3EP

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