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Band 5 Reach Out Participation and Lived Experience Development Worker

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adult Secure Provider Collaborative, Reach Out, is formed of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), St Andrews Health Care (STAH), Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who have devolved budgets from NHSE to commission adult secure care mental health and learning disabilities and autism provision for the population of West Midlands.

BSMHFT are the Lead Provider (LP) in the Collaborative and sub-contracts to the other four partners, manage contracts, assure the quality of services and lead the necessary reporting regionally and nationally. In order to fulfil the LP roles and responsibilities BSMHFT has established a separate commissioning division known as the Reach Out Commissioning function. The Commissioning function is responsible for:
  • Strategic planning and service development
  • Clinical oversight and quality assurance
  • Contractual, financial and informational oversight

The post holder will be part of the Commissioning function, which is responsible for the service planning and transformation, quality, performance and finance of all Reach Out providers and all patients who originate from West Midlands regardless of which provider the placement is with including those with Learning Disability and Autism.

Main duties of the job

  • To work collaboratively with experts by experience (EBE) and colleagues to value the unique contribution of lived experience to place patients/service users and carers at the heart of what we do, through models and techniques of participation
  • To support, develop and embed co-production principles across the Provider Collaborative
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of participation and experience plans
  • To support and develop the experts by experience programme within Reach Out Provider Collaborative
  • To support the Reach Out Patient Experience and Co-Production Lead in specific projects
  • To collaborate with third sector organisations to engage people into the Reach Out participation programmes and to gain experience data and insights

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Person specification


  • Working in mental health or LDA services
  • Relevant experience of working with people of Lived Experience
  • Experience of communicating with patients/service users and carers
  • Degree or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment in learning and development field
  • Broad range of knowledge and experience of providing learning and development to service users, carers, clinical and non-clinical staff


  • Personal, lived experience of mental health difficulties / Learning Disability / Autism or supported someone

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Reach Out Office, Thomas Telford House, Ardenleigh

385 Kingsbury Road


B24 9SA

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