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Application Deadline
19 July 2021

Interview Date
22 July 2021

Contract type
Part Time


Midhurst base, but expected to travel to rural communities

West Sussex Mind - Mental Health Service Coordinator

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.

Within these services the role of the Mental Health Service Co-ordinator is to:

  • Support the service manager or deputy service manager in running services by taking on leadership, supervisory, co-ordination and administrative tasks as required
  • Take a leading role in developing, co-ordinating and modelling good practice around the delivery of in person and digital programmes of interventions and services that support people with complex mental health problems to manage their own mental health needs and recovery within the service
  • Co-ordinating, overseeing and delivering administrative processes
  • Supporting and supervising mental health workers, peer support workers, and volunteer peer mentors in delivering interventions and services as required

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who would enjoy the challenges and rewards of supporting the re-development of our rural service as we start to re-open in-person services, and who is committed to recovery focused and person-centred mental health care. Successful applicants will develop and provide recovery focused 1:1 and group support and learning opportunities across the Downs (North Chichester and Chanctonbury Districts) area.

The successful candidate will need to have experience of working with people with mental health problems. They will need to be able to work with minimum supervision, have initiative and be able to contribute to the direction and development of the services within the organisation. They will also need to have proven skills, knowledge and abilities around developing and maintaining effective partnerships with other agencies.

How to apply

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

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

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 Monday 19th July 2021

Interview date: Thursday 22nd July 2021

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