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Senior Lived Experience worker

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for someone with lived experience of the criminal justice system alongside experience of working in an explicit lived experience role to join MPFT Health and Justice services in the Midlands and Cheshire!

This role involves supporting the professional lead for lived experience in Health & Justice to professionally supervise Lived Experience Workers and to grow, develop and embed LEWs within Health and Justice Services across the Midlands and Cheshire.

Collaborating with leadership, LEWs and the local community's is at the heart of the role. Embedding Lived Experience Practice in this newly commissioned service are offers an opportunity to contribute to establishing a truly recovery-oriented service through using your own experiences.

This is a unique chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals within the criminal justice system, apply now or get in touch to hear more about the role!

Main duties of the job

  • To take a transformational role in embedding peer/lived experience workers across the Trust
  • To collate and report on service provision impacts of utilising peer/lived experience workers
  • Create pathways for peer/live experience workers across the Trust including development pathways for peer/live experience workers
  • Champion peer/lived experience workers and promote a positive culture within the Trust
  • Lead on supporting teams when integrating peer/lived experience roles into their teams
  • To identify, record and raise peer/lived experience integration issues and drive forward improvements
  • Ensure peer/lived experience workers are heard and experiences are acted upon to ensure continuing improvement
  • Identify external drivers that may impact on clinical services and advise on the implementation of national and local policies relevant to peer support across health and justice teams
  • Support Professional Lead and Team Leads in the recruitment and selection of peer/lived experience support workers, taking into account workforce plans, career progression frameworks and new ways of working
  • Monitor and report on risks/incidents related to peer/lived experience roles, escalating where necessary.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting the organisation, planning, delivery of peer support across health and justice services, in keeping with Trust operational and strategic plans and policies, ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient and high-quality services for service users.
  • To challenge, support and work in partnership with health and justice teams (using personal lived experience) in delivering the strategic direction of the peer recovery working approach.
  • Identify and monitor peer/lived experience integration issues, bring this to the forefront for open dialogue and discussions.
  • Championing peer support across the Trust, inter-organisationally and nationally.
  • Provide training, presentation and representation of peer support as appropriate.
  • To take responsibility to supporting peer/lived experience workers within Health and Justice Services.
  • Complete key peer/lived experience support project work as agreed including initiating, researching, liaison with others, developing and delivery.
  • To monitor and report on peer/lived experience support development and delivery.

Person Specification



  • oCompleted Peer Support Worker training (preferably accredited)
  • oEvidence of further training in relation to personal change/recovery principles
  • oWillingness to undertake or completion of ImROC Peer Support training


  • oAccredited certificate in Life Coaching



  • oOwn personal lived experience of change/recovery from criminal justice services
  • oExperience of having personally utilised criminal justice services
  • oExperience of positively sharing own life experiences, and


  • oUndertaking evaluations, audit and research
  • oDelivery of Recovery College courses
  • oExperience of managing volunteers



  • oAbility to demonstrate first person experiential knowledge of change/recovery
  • oAbility to demonstrate knowledge of the concept of personal change/recovery it may apply to other


  • oWorking knowledge of the principles of coproduction
  • oHaving experience of being in a volunteer role or working for a volunteer organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3SR

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