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Partnership Lead – East Sussex Mental Health Support Services

Southdown has just been appointed as the Lead Provider for the new East Sussex Mental Health Support Services contract. This is a new five-year contract to lead the transformation of non-clinical, community support for people living with mental health challenges across East Sussex. The aim is develop a network of integrated mental health recovery support designed to help people get well, stay well, and avoid crisis.We are now seeking to appoint to the exciting and strategically influential role of Partnership Lead to oversee the mobilisation, delivery and on-going transformation of services. 

Salary: £42,855 to £44,897 per year, pro rata Plus £1000 Car Allowance per year, pro rata
Hours: 30 - 37 hours per week
Location: East Sussex

Closing Date: 19/02/2024

Acting as an ambasador and stakeholder representative, you will work closely with commissioners, the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners.Although Southdown currently provide most services, the aim over time is to expand partnerships and sub-contracting arrangements with other VCSE providers. With the support of dedicated contract management and performance resources (as part of Southdown’s central support functions), the Partnership Lead will ensure partners (including Southdown’s own operational services) deliver against contractual requirements and performance indicators. This is an great opportunity to further develop your skills within Southdown and play a pivitol role to help transform and further improve community mental health services.

Southdown offers a competitive salary, generous car allowance, pension, employee assistance (EAP) and healthcare package plus a range of other benefits, including qualification to apply for a Blue Light Card and the Cycle to Work Scheme. This role requires you to be a driver with access to a car for work.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and are fully committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and welcome applications from all candidates that meet our job specifications.  If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, do get in contact with us at [email protected]  as we are always happy to discuss (or arrange a discussion with the recruiting manager) to explore if any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

Southdown is a psychologically informed organisation where the well-being and happiness of our employees matter. We’re committed to creating a positive and compassionate work environment where employees feel valued, respected and inspired to do their best. In addition, we’re a family-friendly employer that recognises the importance of a work-life balance. If you share our values and want to work for an organisation that helps change lives for the better, we want to hear from you.

Closing date: 19th February 2024
Interviews will be held: 27th February 2024
Responsibilities may be added to or taken away from this job description as the post develops

For more info and to apply head to:

30-37 hours per week
2 Bell Lane
BN7 1JU Lewes
Contact name: 
Christopher Laurence
Contact email: 
Monday, February 19, 2024

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