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Deputy Director of Services

£44,786 - £47,249 per annum
 

Job Description

Deputy Director of Services

Location: Home-based
Salary: £44,786 - £47,249
Number of positions: 1
Expiration date: 19 Apr 2022

This is an exciting time to join Beat, leading a large & dispersed staff and volunteer team (60+), you will champion and implement innovations to improve our services and identify and support opportunities for growth. Our new Deputy Director of Services exists to ensure that Beat is providing a high quality service to the greatest possible number of people affected by eating disorders, with a particular focus on our support programmes and commissioned work.

We are looking for an inspiring leader with high emotional intelligence and strong operational background in a fast-moving environment. With a good understanding of issues relating to mental health and wellbeing, you will be able to effectively negotiate and present with authority in high-level meetings.

If you would be excited to be part of a bold, empowering and collaborative organisation which values and invests in its staff, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and would particularly welcome applications to help us achieve this aim.

For more information about the role, please contact Caroline Price.

To apply, please select the apply button and download and complete the application form below. Completed application forms should be uploaded via the form on this page by 9AM on 19/4/2022.

If you have difficulty accessing or using this version of the application form or need to apply with a CV, please contact us before applying. Please note we cannot accept CVs except by prior arrangement.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by close of business on 20/4/2022. Interviews will take place on 26/4/2022 via zoom.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

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Support Officer

Support Officer

Location: Home-based

Salary: £24,947 (pro rata)

Number of positions: 25

Expiration date: 24 May 2022

Support Officers are an integral part of the delivery of Beat’s services, providing high-quality support services to Beat’s beneficiaries, endorsing early intervention and sustained long-term recovery, notably through telephone, video call and online support channels across Beat’s support services, including the eating disorder support programmes and helpline.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team which is experiencing significant growth and funded to deliver several successful and in-demand programmes to those unable to access support for an eating disorder or on a waiting list for NHS treatment.

The post-holder will have a passionate and enthusiastic approach in supporting individuals with an eating disorder, with advanced listening and communication skills. This is an opportunity to gain experience in providing support in a holistic and practical way, working collaboratively with Beat’s services teams as well as receiving professional guidance through clinical supervision.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well both in a team and independently.

Structured programmes are delivered within the Support Services opening hours. The ability to work flexibly is required. Hours can be worked over weekends and evenings and will include a daytime shift each week.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early subject to the number of applications received. We would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Please select the apply button for further information about the role. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Services Manager, Donna Woodward.

To apply, please select the apply button and download and complete the application form.

The closing date for this position is 24/05/2022 at 9am, however Beat has the right to close this position at any time, so please do submit your application early to avoid any disappointment.

If you have difficulty accessing or using this version of the application form, please contact us before applying. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

(Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close our vacancies at any time).

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Deputy Helpline Manager

Deputy Helpline Manager

Salary: £31,824 (includes 3.5% rota allowance)
Location: Home-based
Number of positions: 1
Expiration date: 16 May 2022

Beat’s services team is going through a period of significant growth and the demand for our helpline services is higher than ever before.

This is an exciting opportunity that requires excellent leadership skills, with the post-holder playing an important role in leading the delivery of support on our helpline channels. Beat’s Deputy Helpline Manager will be proactive and well-organised, with the ability to adapt and support colleagues and line reports with the delivery of helpline services across all channels.

The successful candidate will be forward-thinking and passionate about providing high-quality support to individuals with eating disorders. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable people, acting as a safeguarding lead for staff and volunteers. This role will be busy and varied and will involve ensuring that all staff have appropriate training and development plans in place. This role will involve successfully implementing Beat’s policies and procedures, while ensuring the highest level of care is delivered to our beneficiaries.

Reporting to the Head of Helpline, the postholder will contribute to the effective delivery of helpline services. This includes direct line management for Helpline Advisors and supporting volunteers that deliver our services.

Our helpline operates between the hours of 9am and 12pm Monday to Friday, and 4pm and 12pm at the weekend.

The shift pattern for this role will be a mix of early and late shifts between the hours of 8.30 and 00.30 (8.30-17.30, 15.30-00.30) with one in 3 weekends worked. This will be a 3 week set shift pattern which is repeated.

For more information about the role, please contact our Head of Helpline Pamila.

To apply, please select the apply button shown and download and complete the application form. Applications should be uploaded by 9am on 16th May 2022.

We do not accept CVs as a form of application unless this has been agreed in advance with a member of the recruitment team.

If you have difficulty accessing or using this version of the application form, please contact us before applying.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by close of business on 18th May 2022. If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume that your application has not been successful.

(Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.)

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Service Manager

Service Manager - Gloucestershire Support After Suicide Service
Vacancy Salary: £25,690.03 to £28,879.59pa pro rata
Vacancy Location: Gloucestershire
This is a permanent, 14hrs per week vacancy

Your role

Title: Service Manager - Gloucestershire Support After Suicide Service
Location: Field-based role covering the geographical area of Gloucestershire
Hours: 14hrs per week
Salary: £25,690.03 to £28,879.59pa pro rata
Contract: Permanent

If you would like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

Our service

Our Gloucestershire Support After Suicide Service aims to support those bereaved by suicide to face the immediate, acute, disorientating and painful experience of the first weeks and months after a suicide.

The service aims to support those immediately affected by suicide e.g. close family members including the spouse or partner but also to those who have been exposed to suicide e.g. friends, neighbours, colleagues, witnesses, colleges and health and social care professionals.

We provide support to people aged 18 and over who are bereaved by suicide who live in Gloucestershire. The service will support people who are under 18 who are bereaved by suicide to be signposted and referred onto suitable children and young people’s bereavement support services.

How will you make a difference

As a Service Manager, you will lead a team to ensure that we are delivering high-quality, safe and person-centred care and support in line with contractual requirements – most importantly, delivering great outcomes for people bereaved by suicide using our services.

You will ensure that services are accessible and meet the needs of service users from a diverse range of backgrounds and are representative of the needs of local communities.

You will ensure that the tools of person-centred recovery planning (ISSP) are embedded into local practice and that all staff are utilising our client record system correctly to record support activities.

You can read more about the role by accessing the full job description when you select the apply button.

What we are looking for

You’ll have the essentials covered:

  • Experience of managing a service in a health or social care setting, including managing & supporting a staff team and volunteers
  • Ability to assess, plan and monitor support to achieve & evidence recovery and service outcomes
  • Experience of leading and managing a dispersed team across multiple sites, including recruiting and managing performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental illness and I am familiar with best practice developments
  • Have an NVQ 3 / QCF Diploma in Health & Social Care related subject


You may also have:

  • Lived experience of bereavement by suicide
  • Experience of working with trauma or have had trauma informed training
  • Experience of delivering training and awareness raising session
  • Direct experience or a qualification in mental health, social work, advocacy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy or counselling
  • Completed suicide prevention/bereavement training e.g. ASIST, SafeTalk, PABBS etc
  • Knowledge of the theories of grief and have experience of supporting people with loss


The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Sylwia Kraska-Pakulska. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact her.

We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:

  • Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
  • Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off
  • Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme
  • Structured Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity, supporting your wellbeing along the way
  • £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member


Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

So, if you’re seeking an opportunity as a Service Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.