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NCEL Perinatal Collaborative Senior Participation Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you interested in leading a programme of service user engagement to support reducing inequalities and improving patient outcomes within perinatal services across North Central and East London (NCEL)? Do you have a passion for the delivery of efficient and high-quality perinatal inpatient services? Then we have a great opportunity to be part of our Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit an inspiring and committed Senior People Participation Lead for the NCEL Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative. This role would suit individuals with the ability to work proactively to build relationships with local service users, carers, families and community groups.We warmly welcome applications from the Veteran Community.You will bring lived experience and leadership around the participation of people who use perinatal services to the NCEL Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative, led by ELFT, working alongside frontline clinical service staff and operational leads across NCEL CAMHS providers and partner organisations.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

As the Senior People Participation Lead you will have a crucial role in embedding and creating new ways of involving our service users and carers across the NCEL Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative. The role will work across all aspects of planning and delivery of perinatal mental health services to bring new insights and perspectives, in line with the transformation of perinatal mental health inpatient services across NCEL.This is a varied role, with no two days the same, and therefore you should be resourceful and adaptable to thrive in this environment. This will be a key leadership role and therefore being a strong communicator is a must.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Educated to degree or equivalent level or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • A willingness to undertake further training and/or qualifications.


  • Further education/training in the areas of user and/or carer involvement.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Lived and personal experience of using perinatal mental health services or inpatient mental health services
  • Experience of work on users and carer related issues.
  • The ability to demonstrate sound practical experience and understanding of current issues and challenges.
  • A good working knowledge of current user and carer related legislation and codes of practice.
  • Experience/understanding of advocacy
  • Experience of partnership working with third sector agencies or organisations and communities.
  • Involvement in service redesign and development.


  • Experience of working in a perinatal mental health or related setting.
  • Personal experience of working within the voluntary sector and/or NHS
  • Experience of working with health agencies.
  • Experience of public speaking at regional or national conferences.
  • Experience of policy development.

Knowledge and Skills


  • A sound knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance to provide expert advice to relevant Trust Panels and Committees.
  • Able to devise and undertake audits, surveys and consultations
  • Able to use Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Internet resources.
  • Ability to provide clear advice, support and guidance to a wide range of people including service users, carers, members of the public, senior managers and external organisations.
  • Ability to interpret legislation and national policy guidance for local implementation.
  • Ability to utilise data, research, and information management systems to ensure systematic and consistent best practice in working with users and/or carers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and to prioritise own work streams.
  • Ability to provide workshop style training, information sessions and presentations to Trust staff as necessary
  • Commitment to the Trust's Equality and Diversity scheme and core values.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people.
  • Competent computer skills, with the ability to use digital technology.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


East London NHS Foundation Trust - Robert Dolan House Trust Headquarters

9 Alie Street


E1 8DE

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