Opportunities at Northpoint

Applications close at 23:59 on the stated closing date

Head of Services (Adult Mental Health/Psychological Therapies)

Job overview
Northpoint Wellbeing is a successful mental health charity working in partnership with statutory services to deliver the best outcomes for clients and funders. We now support over 5,000 clients annually, employing around 160 staff, with an income of £5m p.a. Due to retirement, we are seeking a Head of Services (Adult Mental Health/Psychological Therapies) to hold senior operational and strategic responsibility for a portfolio of therapeutic services in Leeds for adults with common mental health problems, and to work as a member of Northpoint’s Senior Management Team (SMT).This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing organisation providing services to support the mental health of adults in our community. We are looking for someone who has the confidence and ability to think strategically, can be hands-on with multiple demands in a growing charity, and gets satisfaction from delivering good services for clients.

Main duties of the job
We’re looking for an experienced operational and strategic manager, who can take responsibility for a portfolio of therapeutic services for adults with common mental health problems, and lead the team managers responsible for those services.

Experience of working in the mental health field as a clinician is desirable, but you may have gained your mental health experience in a similar role (you might be a housing, addiction, occupational health, social work professional, for example). The ability to understand the psychosocial causes of mental illness/emotional distress is the key thing.

You’ll be able to bring experience of motivating and inspiring teams to achieve service improvement and achieve service targets, and you’ll be able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

About us
We’re a values-based organisation, where you have a chance to make a significant impact on improving peoples mental health, at scale. We punch above our weight in terms of innovation and service improvement, and we have a reputation for being agile and responsive to ensure we deliver services that meet clients and funders needs.

The charity is financially secure position, with several long-term NHS contracts in place, substantial reserves, and with more funding streams developing monthly.

We have good staff satisfaction – welcoming, friendly, supportive, well-organised is how new staff describe us. This is a place where people feel part of something meaningful, and where you will find a balance between working autonomously and collaboratively with senior colleagues.

Further details and how to apply
Please see:

  1. How to submit your application
  2. Job Description
  3. Person Specification
  4. About the organisation
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To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please email the Charity Director Jon Davis or current Head of Services Liz Oxtoby

Closing date: 14 February 2021

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