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Application Deadline
19 July 2021

Interview Date
22 July 2021

Contract type
Fixed term contract for 1 year

18.5 hours per week


Midhurst base, but expected to travel to rural communities

West Sussex Mind - Mental Health Service Coordinator (Rural Development Lead)

About the role

West Sussex Mind is a local mental health charity committed to promoting mental well-being in local communities and supporting the recovery and independence of individuals we provide support to. We work alongside other organisations within the Pathfinder West Sussex Alliance to enable people with mental health support needs and their carers to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The mental health support services provide structured support helping individuals to identify what they need and what they want to achieve around their mental health and then supporting them to develop the confidence and skills to make this happen through individual and group support. They work closely together with West Sussex Mind Help-point and Service Navigation and Social Activities and Support services to provide a seamless pathway of care and support to people who need help.

This is an exciting new development in our rural north Chichester Team. Traditionally people have travelled to Midhurst to access mental health support, and the aim of this project is to reach out to people in their own communities, to find out what mental health support they would like, and create bespoke, sustainable services in partnership with the local community and other partner agencies.

The role will take a lead on our LGBTQ+ Allies work in the Chichester District, in partnership with other local organisations.  They will also be part of the team delivering the core Pathfinder service in North Chichester District, including assessments, support planning, recovery-focussed 1-1 work and delivering workshops.

You will be involved in the recruitment and supervision of volunteers and peer mentors to deliver the rural service. As well as having experience of working with people with mental health difficulties, some experience of community development is required. You will be expected to work independently using your own initiative, while being a strong team player.

How to apply

Please find application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and equal opportunity monitoring form on our website:

Please clearly express your available hours on your application form.  Please email completed applications to: [email protected]

Given the rural nature of the service, successful applicants must have a full UK driving licence and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role (mileage will be paid for travel). Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 19th July 2021

Interview date: Thursday 22nd July 2021

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