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Adult Forensic Service Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adult Forensic Service (AFS) consists of medium and low secure units. AFS employs over 600 staff and cares for over 200 patients, it is an innovative forward-thinking service incorporating a QI approach to patient care and staff health and well-being.

The main units are based on the Prestwich site and they are Edenfield (MSU) and Lowry Unit (LSU). AFS also consists of several community-based wards plus a community team (including a Forensic Assessment and Support Team).This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, clinically and operationally skilled staff member wanting to further develop themselves in a recovery, patient focused quality led service to aid us in our improvement journey.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play an integral part in the strategic assessment, development, planning and delivery of flexible, Innovative and responsive services for our patients and carers with mental health needs.

The post holder will have a wide range of responsibilities including deputizing for the Head of Operations as and contributing to the management of change in service provision, supporting service re-design and directly influencing our future service provision.

The post holder will be required to provide management and professional leadership to operational managers and will be accountable for service delivery in their areas of responsibility.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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

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 Management experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a management role within a hospital/community setting
  • Experience of working in a management role
Experience of working within a mental health clinical setting Desirable
  • Experience of working clinically within a mental health setting
Evidence of further professional development Essential
  • Evidence of further professional development (MSc/BSc)
  • Evidence of further professional development (Dip HE or equivalent)

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